Warehouse Supervisor 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 4862 | JOB GRADE: 14  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.





Supervise and assist in daily warehouse areas including receiving, shipping, handling distribution, and storage of all freight, product, and supplies that come in and out of the warehouse.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Daily interaction in a professional and ethical manner with NYAB SBU personnel and/or customers, vendors and carriers to coordinate freight services to support manufacturing schedules and customer orders.
  2. Communicate all delays or variances in inbound/outbound freight to the appropriate parties.
  3. Supervise a team of unionized warehouse employees, including hiring, delegation, training, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and termination.
  4. Maintain strict control over inventory levels in order to meet internal and external demand of product.
  5. Investigate causes of lost or damaged shipments and other matters, make adjustments where necessary.
  6. Ability to coach, train, and lead work teams to achieve performance as it relates to specialization in receiving, processing, storage, order picking, loading and unloading.
  7. Follow any and all company policies, procedures, practices and standards of conduct as outlined by Knorr Bremse & NYAB manuals and any US Customs Compliance regulations necessary.
  8. Coordinate with the sales and traffic personnel on any shipment related issues.
  9. Assist in achieving KPS (Knorr Production System), SCE (Supply Chain Excellence) and Delivery Quality Initiatives
  10. Maintains inventory by helping/assisting when necessary daily/monthly cycle counts, reconciling variances, inputting data
  11. Implement and monitor housekeeping practices in the warehouse and related areas
  12. Keeps equipment operating by enforcing operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns; requiring preventive maintenance, calling for repairs.
  13. Strategy & Vision - Describes the ability to develop strategies aligned to the organization's vision, putting them into action and taking a big picture view, considering future influences.
  14. Managing & Improving Processes - Describes the ability to plan, prioritize, monitor and improve work processes and allocate resources.
  15. Creativity & Innovation - Includes creating an atmosphere of openness and curiosity for innovations, providing and implementing inventive ideas that add value.
  16. Analytical Thinking - Refers to collecting, analyzing and structuring information using a wide perspective in order to identify key issues and patterns as well as to drawing conclusions.
  17. Leading Others - Means to give direction, motivate, manage and reward performance, provide constructive feedback and foster individual professional development.
  18. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  19. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  20. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  21. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies


  1. Technical Capacity
    • Basic knowledge of SAP
    • Demonstrated understanding of basic manufacturing processes.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word & Excel
  2. Ability to work in a team environment with a cross functional team of traffic, customs, purchasing, sales and other SBU locations.
  3. Effective leadership skills in a multifunctional, demanding environment.
  4. Communication Proficiency
  5. Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously   
  6. Strong organizational and prioritization skills


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities. <5


Work Environment

The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 


Required Education and Experience


  1. Associate Degree in Process, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering
  2. 3-5 Years of Relevant Experience


Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.


Base Pay Range


The base pay range for this role is $63,280-$94,920. The company reasonably expects to pay within that range, however, New York Air Brake considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Watertown