Shipping and Receiving Supervisor

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Sterling Heights, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense has an excellent career opportunity for a detail-oriented Shipping and Receiving Supervisor in our Sterling Heights, MI manufacturing facility. This is a full-time on-site position. This is also a working Supervisor position.

This Shipping and Receiving Supervisor will be a member of our materials team and work primarily on our Shipping and Receiving dock. This position will be responsible for various shipping and receiving duties. 

These duties include but are not limited to: coordination of outgoing shipments, preparing incoming and outgoing shipping documents, loading and unloading of trucks, inventory of product in the correct locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise daily activities with Shipping Clerk
  • Accept and document packages and deliveries made to the facility
  • Prepare items for shipping, noting item contents, delivery methods, and other logistical details
  • Load and unload Trucks
  • Create and maintain processes and work instructions in coordination with Materials Manager.
  • Schedules carriers (package product, create labels etc.)
  • Log and verify received material into MRP system (SAP)
  • Responsible to ensure FIFO (First-In-First-Out) is used in all areas of the plant
  • Perform accurate inventory counts 
  • Visually check and tag material accordingly
  • Performs physical tasks to transport or store materials within the production / storage area
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, identify and resolve shipping, storage, or receiving discrepancies as they arise.
  • Performs a daily visual inspection of the general condition of the forklift, and fills out a daily forklift inspection sheet
  • Must follow all safety practices, including wearing the proper PPE
  • Must have the ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum of three years as a Shipping and Receiving Supervisor in a manufacturing setting
  • Proficiency with Forklift operation Stand-up/Sit-down
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Knowledge of UPS / Fed Ex, DHL or other Freight Portals
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – Outlook / Excel / Word / PowerPoint.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Good attendance record
  • Must be able to obtain a US Secret Clearance.  Minimum requirement to obtain a clearance is US Citizenship
  • Material Handling in a manufacturing environment
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Ability to lift objects between 15 and 50 pounds
  • Hand/Eye coordination

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense Inc, is the business entity within Ricardo plc that works on classified safety and defense contracts for the US DoD and it therefore operates as a separate entity governed by a Special Security Agreement (SSA). Ricardo Defense Inc provides solutions to meet the challenges faced by defense customers in the integration of complex and diverse systems specializing in taking innovative technologies from science to real-world deployment. For more information, visit

Ricardo Defense Inc, is a proud recipient of the 2022 Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award.

Ricardo Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.