Shipping Supervisor

Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405

Company: Lincoln Electric


Tennessee Rand, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is a full service automation integrator. We provide engineering, machining, and integrated robotic systems with core competencies in advanced welding system design, high-quality weld fixtures, robotic integration, process automation, and ongoing service and support.

Req. ID: 23620 


Position Summary:


Role qualifications:

  • High School, GED, Vocational High School, or Technical College and training, or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in shipping and receiving.
  • Supervisory skills


Position responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate activities of workers concerned with picking product and preparing it for same day shipping both nationally and internationally via expedited carrier services.
  • Supervise and coordinate the rigging of systems for shipment. 
  • Building custom pallets for shipment of non-standard equipment.
  • On time shipping and receiving activities.
  • Receive and confirm shipments in ERP system.
  • Coordination of shipping contractors.
  • Equipment shipping arrangements.
  • Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, and expedite workflow to improve quality, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Issue written and oral instructions.
  • Assign duties and examine work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Study and standardize procedures to improve efficiency of workers.
  • Confer with other managers in the distribution center to ensure coordination of other warehouse activities.
  • Confer with other managers outside of the distribution center to ensure coordination of other functions such as production, inventory management and quality assurance.
  • Ensure correct shipment of orders and hazardous material orders.
  • Identify employees’ skills and develop them by coaching and counseling employees on a regular basis.
  • Oversee warehousing and handling of materials for projects.  This includes but is not limited to fabrications, machined components, purchased components, customer provided capital equipment and customer production parts. 
  • Schedule maintenance for fleet vehicles, fork lifts, man lift, and other equipment as necessary and maintain maintenance records.
  • Other duties as assigned


Essential skills and experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of department processes.
  • A general knowledge of the Quality Program Manual
  • A thorough knowledge of WI-21, WI-37, WI-38
  • Software specific training


Nonessential skills and preferred experience:


Reporting to this position: 

  • Parts Coordinators
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerks


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S)

  • Understand the Company’s EHS Policy and how it relates to this job.
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as the Company’s Plant Rules and Regulations that pertain to this job.
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EHS procedures.
  • Immediately notify the Supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly, or if there are any questions regarding EHS procedures.
  • Attend required EHS training


Physical demands and work environment:  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.


  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required frequently to work from ladders and scaffolds. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


  • Work environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and high voltages. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Distribution/Logistics 
Section:  Lincoln Electric Automation, Inc (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Warehouse, Quality Assurance, Welding, ERP, Machinist, Manufacturing, Technology