Operations Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Job ID 1586

Operations Bedford Heights, Ohio


Are you seeking your next warehouse supervisor opportunity in the steel industry? Castle Metals has a 2nd Shift Warehouse Opportunity available in Bedford Heights, Ohio. The daily work hours are from 2:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. and the targeted annual pay range (based on experience) will range from $65,000 - $70,000. This individual will also be eligible for an additional payment for working the 2nd shift. 

We are seeking and entry level to mid-level supervisor for our largest facility to coach, develop and mentor a team of warehouse operators. This individual will work closely with another supervisor to ensure orders are filled in a timely and safe manner on the 2nd Shift. This position is not eligible for remote work. 

A qualified candidate will have working knowledge of industrial distribution. Experience in steel is a plus but not required. Experience leading in a union environment is a plus and a willingness to learn and administer union contract details is required. Castle Metals is seeking an individual that can get job done in a fair and consistent manner. This person will be also participate in an incentive plan that recognizes performance.

Castle Metals has over 130 years of experience as a leader in the metals service center industry. We provide exceptional benefits, including but not limited to: paid training, medical, dental, vision, 401K match, paid time off, paid parental leave, employee recognition, disability benefits, and tuition reimbursement.


This position is responsible for overseeing and executing activities of workers concerned with receiving, storing, retrieving, issuing, processing, and shipping of material(s). Responsible for ensuring warehouse employees are actively engaged and meet daily customer demand and production schedule within specified productivity, quality, and safety standards. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (performs other duties as assigned):

  • Responsible for day-to day supervision and performance of a group of six or more employees.   Guides/monitors group toward its goals ensures employee’s productivity, resolve problems as they arise.  Has authority to change work roles and work distribution.  Responsible for input to Human Resources matters of significance: e.g. participates in selection of new employees, provides meaningful input to performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, terminations etc.
  • Prioritizes workload consistent with service level goals and customer requirements and allocates staff to meet production schedules.  Addresses and/or works with Operations/Branch Manager regarding problems / concerns with quality, processes, equipment, materials and labor.
  • Completes required reporting and production metrics; facilitates regular team communication regarding metrics and performance.
  • Administers established employee policies and practices, enforces plant rules, and maintains discipline and employee morale.  Evaluates performance of subordinates, recommends disciplinary actions as appropriate. 
  • Maintains a safe work environment by ensuring adherence to safety policies, assessing and eliminating hazards, and conducting timely accident/incident investigations, including the implementation of corrective action to prevent future accidents. 
  • Ensures established quality requirements and standards are met on a consistent basis through proper training of employees.
  • Recommends and /or identifies continuous improvement in work efforts. Sustain and drive lean manufacturing and 5S activities.
  • Works closely with support staff such as Inside Sales Managers and Operators to resolve any related issues.
  • May act as back–up to Operations Manager.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two years of progressive supervisory experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment required which includes background with inventory systems, ERP software, productivity measurements, manufacturing philosophies, and material handling equipment
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead others and managing performance and execution
  • Leader with facilitating teamwork and collaboration
  • Analytical thinking and decision making
  • Managing organizational relationships
  • Business acumen
  • PC literacy
  • Ability to analyze and solve operational problems and opportunities



  • General office environment (keyboard, mouse, telephone use)
  • Manual dexterity (grasp, hand/wrist movement)
  • Stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach
  • Push/pull
  • Light lifting (25lbs or less)
  • Exposure to powered industrial equipment
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) according to training plan



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Company Overview: Founded in 1890, A. M. Castle & Co. is a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products and supply chain services, principally serving the producer durable equipment, oil and gas, commercial aircraft, heavy equipment, industrial goods, construction equipment, retail, marine and automotive sectors of the global economy. Its customer base includes many Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of medium and smaller-sized firms spread across a variety of industries. Within its metals business, it specializes in the distribution of alloy and stainless steels; nickel alloys; aluminum and carbon. Together, Castle operates service centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.