Dock Supervisor

Dock Supervisor Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Dock Supervisor to join our team.


  • Complete forklift job training knowledge and uses a forklift as necessary within the service center;
  • Comprehends and ensures compliance with company and government regulations;
  • Monitor and evaluate the safety of each employee on a daily basis;
  • Monitor and maintain housekeeping within the shift to ensure safety and productivity;
  • Ensure Compliance with local state, federal, federal safety regulations, as well as OSHA compliance, and DOT regulations;
  • Monitors, evaluates, and teaches employees safe lifting techniques as well as uses safe lifting as needed throughout the day;
  • Ensures that 100% of trailers are loaded correctly to ensure safe transport of freight;
  • Manages all dock work schedules and time off requests;
  • Make quick and informed decisions based on the volume levels and communicates schedule to affected employees;
  • Operates AS400 system, BLU system, DYMS and any other computer/internal freight monitoring systems used within the company to monitor freight movement;
  • Conduct daily inspections to ensure compliance with local state, federal, .federal safety regulations, as well as OSHA compliance, and DOT compliance;
  • Provide analyses, suggestions and ideas for the improvement of operations within the shift, department and facility;
  • Works assigned shift/s as needed, must be available to work depending upon customer pick-up and delivery scheduled;
  • Inspects trailers throughout the day for cleanliness and to ensure correct loading/unloading techniques are being used;
  • Monitor and evaluate the safe and efficient loading and unloading process of freight throughout the shift.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • High School Degree or equivalent, some college preferred;
  • Working knowledge of AS400, Microsoft Office, DYMS and BLU systems;
  • Supervisory experience preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Knowledge of general DOT regulations;
  • 2 years working operations experience preferably in the transportation industry.