Shift Manager - Richmond, VA


Richmond, VA, US, 23231

Category:  Logistics

Start a Watco Career and Discover the Difference

Keep the world’s supply chain moving. That’s what the Watco team does every day at our short line railroads, switching sites, terminals, ports, and logistics hubs. 

Whether you’re at one of these locations or in a support-services role, there’s one thread that ties everyone together. We’re all on the same team. One Watco

Here’s what you can expect from Watco: 

  • Award-winning culture recognized by Forbes and Newsweek
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Paid on-the-job training with peer trainers 
  • Operations training at the Safe Performance Center in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Leadership and development programs offered through Watco University 
  • Career advancement opportunities

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

Shift Manager - Watco


This position will have competitive salary.


The Shift Manager is responsible for leading warehouse associates and/or temp workers in warehouse operations and activities including the receiving, sorting, and scanning inbound freight.  This position plays a crucial role in ensuring procedures and operations increase efficiency, profitability, and customer satisfaction. 



  • Provide leadership to warehouse associates
  • Organize stocks and maintain inventory
  • Inspect products for defects and damages
  • Examine incoming freight
  • Receive, unload, and place incoming inventory items appropriately
  • Oversee the sort process to ensure it is done in an efficient manner
  • Abide by all company safety and hygiene regulations
  • Collaborate with day shift transportation team
  • Contribute ideas on ways to improve or optimize warehousing procedures
  • Keep warehouse clean and organized daily



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The attributes listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:   

  • Proficiency in inventory software, database, and systems
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Current forklift license or ability to obtain one
  • High school degree or higher required



Work is performed primarily in a warehouse environment with frequent interruptions from team members and independent contractors, and regular high noise level.



  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to adapt and work in warm and cold temperature environment
  • Must be able to maneuver and access all areas of the warehouse
  • Must be able to frequently stand, walk, and reach with arms


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


Nearest Major Market: Richmond