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Warehouse/Shipping Supervisor

Date Posted: Jun 8, 2019

Location: Jackson, TN, US, 38305

Company: Gerdau

About Us


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products.  Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.


Job Description


Responsible for the direction, supervision, and coordination of the warehouse and shipping operations at the Jackson Steel Mill related to trucking, rail, sawing, and warehouse storage of a wide range of merchant products. 


Duties & Responsibilities



  • Supervise and coordinate the accurate and timely storage and shipment of merchant products and billets.
  • Maintain accurate records as related to shipping documents and inventory levels.
  • Develop an effective liaison between sales, traffic, and mill warehouse operations elsewhere in the corporation.
  • Responsible for administering corporate, plant, and departmental personnel policies and programs.
  • Maintain effective relationship with supervisors and other departments in terms of deliveries and pick-ups and maintain coordinate efficiency of operations.
  • Responsible for proper operation, preventive maintenance, and utilization of equipment to prevent damage and minimize repair.
  • Responsible for employee selection, training, evaluation, and discipline.
  • Responsible for safety of employees and for effectively administering safety programs.
  • Responsible for proper housekeeping of shipping area.
  • Responsible for finished tons inventory.
  • Responsible for actively supporting and participating in Shipping teambuilding efforts.


The Individual


  • Bacherlor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Adminstration, or Material Science. 
  • Minimum 3-5 years of logistics supervisory and/or managerial experience is requrired. 
  • Minimum 3-5 years of shipping, delivery, and inventory experience with considerable accuracy demonstrated in the preparation of records, reports, and shipments.
  • High level of computer proficiency, software & computer applications absolutely essential for this position including Excel applications and preferably SAP.
  • Able to perform and prioritize a variety of analytical tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail especially as it relates to spreadsheets, data-entry, data analysis, numbers, inventory management, etc.
  • Requires strong analytical & troubleshooting skills as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.  
  • Previous experience performing data-entry, data analysis, inventory control, report preparation and accounting/bookkeeping related activities preferred.


Salary & Benefits


  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

Nearest Major Market: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis