Distribution Supervisor
PRAXAIR - Morrisville, PA

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Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies is seeking a Distribution Supervisor to join our team.

Position Summary:
Responsible for coordinating and monitoring local deliveries of cylinders and supplies to customers, efficiently scheduling contractor deliveries to Praxair locations and distributors, scheduling preventive and required vehicle maintenance, and the supervision of drivers as required. Processes and organizes paperwork involved with deliveries including vehicle inspection reports, drivers' logs, trip reports, hazardous materials manifests, delivery tickets, shortage reports, etc. Assist the Distribution Manager in other areas as needed or required.

Coordinate with RoadNet Planner to set up and review daily delivery schedule including routes, drivers, equipment and starting times.

Assist Distribution Manager with implementation of AccuStar.

Utilizes RoadNet reports for route review and optimization.

Coordinates feedback to the RoadNet planner to modify data in RoadNet to create more efficient routes.

Assist with all load and routing problems as they arise.

Perform final QC check on each load before leaving yard.

Conduct cylinder counts for inbound and outbound trucks.

Coordinate routing of intercompany routes for deliveries to Praxair locations and distributors. Responsible for accurate hazardous materials manifests for long-haul drivers.

Communicate with Praxair locations on product needs and load adjustments.

Conduct cylinder counts for inbound and outbound trucks.

Assist the Distribution Manager in reviewing driver productivity and maintaining corporate and DOT compliance, ensuring the most cost effective, safe and efficient means of delivering products to the customer. Keeps drivers properly informed regarding DOT and company issues, polices, etc. and assist with driver training

Review driver documents daily to assure accuracy of delivery activity and ensure the paperwork is complete and in compliance with DOT regulations.

Maintain all driver records including monitoring of DOT hours in service.

Maintain fleet maintenance records.

Follow through on all orders to be sure of safe and timely delivery. Communicate with sales and operations regarding special needs, shortages of product and delayed orders or deliveries.

Track daily production shortages.

Track daily missed deliveries, automatic deliveries and other full cylinder returns.

Track emergency deliveries and look for ways to reduce the frequency of emergency deliveries.

Investigate and resolve potential delivery site issues proactively.

Ensure accurate Customer Owned Cylinder count and paper work.

Set tone for employees by being a good example through observation of the company's Safety policies and procedures. Reports accidents including near misses, unsafe acts or conditions and obeys all safety rules. Redirect negative or unsafe behavior after consulting with Distribution Manager.

Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:
Knowledge of DOT Regulations, Hazardous Materials and Compressed gases.

2 years experience in distribution/logistics.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Strong organizational and analytical skills.

Ability to demonstrate good problem solving skills.

Strong computer skills including Microsoft Applications (excel, word, access ect.).

Available to respond to after hours and weekend emergency calls.

Preferred Requirements:
Previous supervisory experience

A.S. / B.S. Degree

CDL license with Hazmat


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Job Posting

Jun 23, 2013

Unposting Date

Jul 23, 2013

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Praxair makes lighter than airĀ and heavier than air gases available for practical applications. The largest North American industrial gas...