Materials Supervisor


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning, are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivations to make a big impact!

As an international group, PALFINGER offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck-mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. As a member of the PALFINGER North America Region, PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America.

The Materials Supervisor oversees the shipping and delivery of materials (material flow) and warehouse personnel. Working mainly in a warehouse setting and supporting both manufacturing and customers by managing the loading of trucks, setting up delivery routes and unloading material. Interacts with carriers, suppliers, warehouses, custom brokers and others involved in the shipping and delivering of our products.


Job Summary

This position is also responsible for verifying and keeping records (information flow) on incoming and outgoing shipments: shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders, and other records to determine shipping priorities, work assignments, and shipping methods required to meet shipping and receiving schedules, utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and transportation rates/levels of service.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for outgoing shipping activities to ensure Quality, Accuracy, and condition of shipments
  • Manages Outbound Shipment Schedule and coordinates with Sales and Customers to determine space requirements and position of shipment on trucks and lays out the position of the shipment
  • Inspects loading operations to ensure compliance with shipping specifications and seals loaded boxcars, containers and truck doors
  • Inspects material handling equipment for defects and notifies quality personnel or contacts outside service facility for repair
  • Maintains PIT maintenance report
  • Directs movement of shipments from shipping and receiving platform to storage (inside and outside) and work areas
  • Compiles records of items on backorder and fulfills as soon as available
  • Posts weight and shipping charges
  • Prepares bills of lading
  • Manage a team of skilled material handlers and coordinate their workload/responsibilities to achieve the established departmental/organizational goals
  • Assist material handlers in shipping and receiving activities
  • Maintain a Continuous Improvement Culture
  • Establish, maintain and report KPIs for Shipping, Receiving, Put away (dock to stock) and Inventory accuracy


  • 5 years of logistics/shipping & receiving coordinating experience
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment, distribution center or a related field
  • Prior experience in managing large teams with diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent planning and time management skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access). VBA Experience preferred
  • Knowledge of industry health and safety laws. OSHA Regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic Lean Manufacturing/Lean Logistics principles

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive Benefits package with flexible options
  • Competitive paid time off
  • Opportunity for ongoing career growth
  • An environment of Respect, Openness, Inclusion and Support
  • The opportunity to build a strong team, improve operations and make a significant impact.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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HR Business Partner

AmyLyn Miller

Palfinger American Roll-off
United States

Trenton, NJ

PALFINGER American Roll-off
572 Whitehead Rd., Trenton, NJ 08619
United States
Palfinger Trenton, NJ

Job Benefits

  • Food Allowances
  • Employee discounts
  • Employee participation
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Company Doctor
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Measures
  • Fitness Programs
  • Pension Plan
  • Job Ticket
  • Parking facilities
  • Learning Opportunities