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Job Description


Aqua Metals Shipping and Receiving Supervisor is tasked with assisting the Production Control Manager in achieving established safety, environmental, quality, shipping and receiving and financial goals on a facility-wide-basis. This position is responsible for ensuring that company standards are achieved and maintained with a targeted emphasis on continuous improvement, providing support, structure, documentation and formalized training for employees within the department. The Shipping and Receiving Supervisor will be required to be a hands-on, self-starter with the ability to motivate and lead the employees in his/her department.



  • Take full responsibility of shift in terms of supervising staff, management of shipping and receiving, and ensure a smooth-running operation.
  • Direct the proper handling of all products received and shipped while ensuring that support systems reflect accurate and timely goods movement.
  • Directs the scheduling and routing of transportation activities to satisfy inbound and outbound delivery requirements.
  • Use available system to take steps needed to make sure the Work-In-Progress (WIP) is moved to Finished Goods (FG) as a daily practice
  • Ensure inventory accuracy of raw materials and Finished Goods(FG)
  • Manage, develop and motivate direct reports.
  • Ensure that training skills are met for current and future demands of the shift
  • Insure plant and equipment is maintained to achieve production requirements and provide a safe and clean work environment.
  • Work within the role to uphold a high level of leadership in upholding values of compliance and support for the human resources, environment health and safety policies.
  • Monitor work performance of assigned team members.
  • Counsel team members as to the importance of proper respirator use, lead decontamination and monitor team members blood lead results to affect overall blood lead reduction goals.
  • Apply Human Resource policies consistently to all employees.
  • Educate and direct employees regarding the use of equipment, control points and resources.

  • Ensure that operators are being trained in accordance with work instructions
  • Utilize problem solving and trouble shooting skills to ensure that team members can identify root causes and take fast, effective action to resolve problems.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards to keep a clean and safe workplace.
  • Work closely with other shift supervisors to ensure effective communication.



  • 3+ years-experience of managing and leading employees in a shipping and receiving environment.
  • Knowledge and expertise in distribution operations. Broad knowledge of material handling.
  • Ability to drive and provide instruction on Power Industrial Equipment (various motorized material handling equipment)
  • Basic computer knowledge in Windows environment.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Prior experience tracking inventory accuracy 
  • Prior experience reflecting positive manufacturing results preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with good interpersonal skills preferred.
  • Safety - Proven ability to recognize safety as the organization’s highest priority.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Culture - Background that is committed to developing and maintaining a work culture that breeds trust in your fellow employee and commitment to contributing to the success as outlined in the organizations mission statement.
  • Able to stand for long periods and ability to lift up to 65 pounds repeatedly.
  • Strong customer focus
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Prepares and supports those affected by change.
  • Other assigned tasks as required by supervision