Universal Forest Products Shipping Supervisor-SWING SHIFT in WOODBURN, Oregon


  • Preferred bachelor degree in related discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of experience as Production Manager or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Preferred experience and knowledge on UFP's organization, culture, and product lines

Skills and abilities

  • Proficiency in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking
  • Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels and the public
  • Demonstrated proficiency to manage multiple tasks, to set priorities, and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and in developing subordinates
  • Demonstrated ability to be mobile in the work environment
  • Ability to apply business math to manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated skill in leading projects and other people
  • Demonstrated skill in improving processes
  • Ability to work flexible hours as directed by management
  • Ability to pass a drug test


  • Safety conscious and strong supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Team player and goal oriented
  • Leads by example and has a positive attitude
  • Participates in Safety and CI programs
  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to work under indirect supervision
  • Ability to pass a drug test
  • Ability to work hours mandated by management

  • Manages and schedules all outbound and inbound loads and coordinates with sales and production

  • Coordinates proper loading and shipping orders with S/R personnel

  • Sets up all loads to be shipped common carrier with outside freight companies

  • Makes sure inbound product is stored properly

  • Determines mode of transportation and selects appropriate carrier

  • Negotiates rates for transportation services

  • Coordinates routing of orders, and dispatches carrier with orders and appropriate delivery instructions consistent with customer receiving times

  • Ensures all internal/external paperwork meets all Universal as well as DOT regulations and procedures

  • Establishes delivery / receiving appointments and loading times for each carrier

  • Manages internal (UFP) equipment and drivers

  • Answers questions and resolves supplier and customer problems regarding transportation issues

  • Documents any shortage on orders, investigates reasons for occurrence and informs carrier of shortage to get compensation or to resolve issue with customer with assistance of sales

  • Audits and approves freight bills for payment

  • Files claims for any loss or damage on inventory and notifies plant management

  • Takes and acts upon all calls for tracing and/or expediting orders

  • Prepares various reports and correspondence as required

  • Manages data on data system

  • Performs other duties as required

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