A warehouse shift supervisor works in a warehouse and oversees employees in carrying out duties on a shift to ensure they are adhering to company guidelines, safety requirements, and customer needs. Public speaking may come in handy, as the warehouse shift supervisor may be asked to provide training and coaching, as well as computer skills if/when the use of software is necessary for creating reports or employee evaluations.
Warehouse shift supervisors may also be expected to be able to operate forklifts, jacks, and high lifts. Though this is a managerial position, the shift supervisor is usually expected to perform general warehouse duties when possible, which may include receiving/restocking items and shipping transfers. Because the job can be physically demanding, there may be some minor physical requirements such as bending, stooping, heavy lifting, and the ability to stand for long periods of time.
Previous leadership experience may be required. A high school diploma is often necessary, though some positions require some college education. Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Times vary, as some positions are carried out during the day while others occur on the graveyard shift.
Warehouse Shift Supervisor Tasks
Provide clear direction to warehouse department leads.
Assists in warehouse training and mentoring.
Prioritize work loads in warehouse.