($51k-55k) Dock Operations Supervisor


ob Description

We are seeking a talented individual to join our client’s operational team at their transport terminal in Mississauga, ON. This individual would be in a supervisory position over the dock, and report to the terminal operations manager.

Job Details

Work schedule: Monday-Friday evenings, 17:00-01:30

Work Environment: Transport Dock, Dock office; high noise levels and a fast paced and highly dynamic environment requiring PPE.

Salary: $51,000-$55,000



-Provide daily guidance and motivation to Dock Workers (employees and agency workers) to ensure achievement of operational objectives for the terminal.
-Escalate issues of individual poor performance, inappropriate behavior, absenteeism, etc. to the Operations Manager.
-Communicate monthly performance stats to the team to help measure, develop and improve operational performance.

Legislative Compliance:

-Maintain policies and procedures and ensure compliance with federal and provincial transportation, safety, and employment legislation.
-Ensure all incidents (personal injuries, transportation collisions, spills, near misses, etc.) are promptly reported, documented, an investigation is initiated and corrective/preventative measures are implemented.
-Hold effective, weekly toolbox meetings and ensure safety issues are addressed.

Operational Performance:

-Work with the team and other parties both internal and external to the terminal, to resolve roadblocks to achievement of daily operational objectives.
-Ensure the PM schedule for the terminal is followed.
-Work with the Operations Manager to track monthly performance stats for the dock.
The supervisor will be expected to spend the majority of their working hours on the floor, with only 30-40% of their time spent in the dock office. Other duties not listed may be required in the management of the dock.

Experience and Education Requirements

-Post secondary education, preferably in operations, logistics, or business. An equivalent combination of education and experience shall be considered
-Previous leadership experience and/or experience in the transportation industry are strong assets
-Minimum of three years experience in transportation or warehousing industry, preferably dock operations


-Strong leadership skills specifically the ability to motivate and drive engagement to achieve objectives, facilitate conflict resolution, and to provide training
-Advanced communication skills, particularly verbal
-Computer skills, including the use of MS Word, Excel & Outlook, and web based programs as well as RF scanners. Experience using AS400 a strong asset
-Strong interpersonal skills including customer focus
-Results driven
-Appropriate sense of urgency
-Strong sense of safety; training and experience in similar safety-sensitive environments a strong asset
-Knowledge of industry-related equipment, including forklifts, lift jacks, trailers, etc. a strong asset

English proficiency is required, French is optional and a strong asset.

Applicants shall be subject to a criminal background check.

Verity Plus Staffing would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only qualified candidates shall be contacted for a follow-up interview.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $51,000.00-$55,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep staff at the terminal safe, entry into the facility is highly regulated; all employees are required to wear masks and PPE and are subject to temperature checks and contact tracing measures.

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