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Shipping Lead

Rank: Fabrication Department Lead

Reports to: Production Manager, QA Manager

Supervises: Forklift Operators

Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary:

The Outgoing Material Lead is responsible for the transport of material from the shop to a staging or paint area, loading trucks and filling out the proper paperwork for outgoing shipments and maintaining an organized and effective yard space.

Major Duties:

  • Operate traditional fork lifts, Boom Lifts and Combi-Lifts
  • Train all new forklift operators on safe and effective operation of forklifts
  • Load flatbeds with fabricated steel and develop shipper’s in Fabsuite
  • Stage finished material to facilitate a speedy loading of trucks for shipment
  • Read drawings to determine where to take material upon completion of shop fabrication
  • Transport material to different areas of the yard for sand blasting, painting and or final staging
  • Maintain highly organized yard space at McWhirter Steel
  • Lead a team of 3-5 helper/forklift operators
  • Ensure Maintenance is performed on all forklifts


To be hired as an Outgoing Material Lead, prospects:

  • Shall be certified forklift operators
  • Shall have at least 5 years of experience loading trucks of structural steel
  • Shall have leadership and or supervising experience
  • Shall be proficient in reading fabrication blueprints
  • Shall have a general understanding of forklift engine’s and maintenance