Manager, Shipping & Receiving in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 6/26/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Kent, WA
  • Experience:
    1 to 2 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

The Company

Since 1927, Davis Wire Corporation has built a reputation for dependability and quality. As the largest wire manufacturer in the western United States, our impressive range of products are used in a wide variety of fields, including agriculture, construction, transportation, communications and industrial applications. The foundations of our business are galvanized and reinforcement wire, though we also produce an assortment of specialty wires to fit almost any need. We back our products by exceptional customer service and support our workers in making this a successful business. 

Davis Wire Corp is part of The Heico Companies LLC. We are a family owned business that treats our businesses like family. We believe the long-term success of our organization is driven by the talented people who support and lead our companies. Our over 9,000 team members around the globe embrace simplicity and diversity. We believe that great, game-changing ideas can come from anyone, anywhere in our organization. Our belief in our people and their capabilities drives our decentralized structure, which fosters entrepreneurship — a key driver of our long-term growth.

Davis Wire-Kent is a manufacturing mill located off 80th Ave S in Kent, WA, specializing in a producing a wide range of wire products. We have a 24-hour operation working over three shifts. This facility does operate with a collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local Union.  Normal non-union personnel work a typical Monday through Friday schedule, although some overtime is required depending upon position.  We offer full benefit options for yourself and your family after eligibility period including medical, dental, vision, health or dependent savings account options, employee assistance program (mental health benefits), basic and voluntary life and ad&d coverage, 401k with match, paid holidays, sick time and vacation time. Pay is twice monthly.

We are looking to interview as early as next week so apply today!

Summary:  Directs and coordinates activities of shipping personnel concerned with documentation and routing of outgoing freight and verification and reshipment of incoming freight by performing the following duties personally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Coordinates with manufacturing, sales, customer services and production scheduling in scheduling, routing and shipping finished goods by common carriers.
  • Schedules common carriers and rail shipments and directs common carrier personnel while they are on company property to ensure compliance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Audits all prepaid freight bills.
  • Reviews and negotiates rates with common carriers.
  • Inspects in-coming/out-going finished goods for quality, quantity and condition.
  • Records truck rates and charges on all customer orders.
  • Maintains knowledge of freight rates for intrastate/interstate iron and steel.
  • Maintains and periodically reviews routing policy.
  • Assist in taking physical inventories, as required.
  • Maintains finished product storage areas and advises sales of any surplus or slow moving materials.
  • Develops departmental cost improvement programs.
  • Reviews documents to ensure that assigned classifications and tariffs are in accordance with mode of transportation and destination of shipment.
  • Investigates shipper or consignee complaints regarding lost or damaged merchandise or shortages in shipment to determine responsibility.
  • Directs preparation of claims against carrier responsible and corresponds with shipper or consignee to effect settlement.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively. Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans. Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement. Cost Consciousness - Develops and implements cost saving measures. Strategic Thinking - Analyzes market and competition. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.                                                  


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Inventory software and Order processing systems.

Certificates and Licenses:

None Required

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises \u00224 to 6\u0022 employees in the Shipping Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.