Feb 12, 2020

Foreman - Los Angeles/ Long Beach, CA

  • Maersk Oil
  • Carson, CA, USA
Full Time Permanent

Job Description


Damco Distribution Services, Inc., part of the Maersk group, specializes in warehousing, distribution, and transportation.
Your shoes were likely made in China. Have you ever wondered how they got to your local retailer? Or what's in that shipping container going down your local highway? At Damco Distribution Services, we know. In fact, we facilitate the distribution and movement of freight every single day.

Each of our client's supply chain is evaluated to optimize efficiency from factory production, all the way to end user delivery. The goal is not only to minimize lead times but also to minimize inventory levels and costs, thus making the client's business more flexible. Our warehouse network spans from East to West Coasts of the United States and in Canada. Our services include transloading and automated sortation, cross-docking, replenishment, drayage management, and inland transportation.

We offer

When you join our team, you join a truly diverse, global organization in a fast-moving, values-based, work environment where you can grow on the job, tap into industry-leading talent development initiatives, enjoy working with your colleagues, and broaden your world view through our international network.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits for full-time employees including health, dental and vision insurance, a 401k savings plan with an employer match, paid time-off, and a parental leave policy which is recognized world-wide as one of the best in the industry.

Maersk is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in global trade, creating opportunities that help countries, companies and people succeed. Our vision is simple: Maersk is the global integrator of container logistics, connecting and simplifying our customers' global supply chains. We do this through the global scale of Maersk, the world's largest shipping line; our Logistics and Services expertise that help customers manage their global supply chains; and through our port operator, APM Terminals, one of the largest container terminal operators in the world with the most strategic locations to serve global supply chains. Join us and play an important role offering logistics and supply chain services for our customers!

Key responsibilities

•Lead, and direct others ; assign and assist with work load, monitors work progress/order assignments, and resolves routine issues
•Identify complex work flow issues and advises supervisor to obtain guidance and direction
•Ensure that all work areas, tools and equipment are clean, orderly, and in safe operating condition
•Ensure all safety rules/procedures are followed throughout the facility, including PPE, safety vests, cell phone policies, no weapon policy, evacuation procedures, etc.
•Recommend staffing needs when requested based on activity for the account
•Strong experience with Microsoft Office and individual programs (Excel, Word, MS Project); may be required to develop MACRO programs within Excel, pull data from other sources/systems, etc.
•Strong understanding and ability to use various systems (i.e.: WMOS, SAP, WEB/FT/EC, Manhattan, GLS, UPS Worldship Systems, etc.). Systems may vary by facility and change based on client requirements
•Use of Web system to produce accurate and timely reporting of all customer product
•Ability to train other colleagues on systems
•Use of terminal and/or a Radio Frequency (RF) handheld or equipment mounted hardware
•Assist in development of SOP's to exceed customer expectations and increase productivity and accuracy
•Understand Inventory accuracy system limits and use of hardware to handle all customer orders within shipping requirements
•Apply shipping, receiving labels, manifests and packing lists to shipments as required
•Verify shipping/receiving documents, labels, PO/SKU/item as well as container/trailer and dock doors prior to assigning the work load as well as follow up quality control inspections, identifying and reporting discrepancies to supervisor. Double-check shipping/freight information
•Ensure all paperwork is delivered to necessary personnel for proper completion of all loads and updates of internal systems
•Complete shift notes as required
•Coordinate inbound and outbound shipments with Customer Service staff to ensure all client requirements are being met
•Design forms, documents to streamline processes and/or automate processes
•Unload/load deliveries of cargo, empty pallets or supplies as required
•Monitor supplies for department
•Forklift certification required
•Ability to lift/handle cartons weighing 40 pounds, occasionally weighing up to 75 pounds
•Operates propane and forklifts as needed. Additional equipment certifications may be required based on facility and client requirements
•Performs job related duties as specified by management

We are looking for

•Strong written and verbal communication skills required
•Able to speak, read and write in English
•Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Excel
•High school diploma or equivalent preferred; not required
•Forklift driving certification and training
•Ability to perform well with time-sensitive tasks; multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to work nights, holidays and weekends is required. Overtime may be required.

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the generic functions/tasks associated with this position. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible position responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the incumbent might differ from those outlined here and additional duties may be assigned at the manager's discretion. The position description details as outlined below are also subject to change and may be reassigned at any time.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In the warehouse setting, employee may be walking, standing and/or loading goods for long periods of time. The ability to bend/stoop, reach above shoulder level, walk; stand; carry of light to heavy goods weighing up to 50 pounds is required. Should be able to hear & speak clearly using phone / headset to communicate with customers; be able to navigate, view & enter information on the computer. At times may be required significantly extended shift hours based on business need.