Legrand NA Shipping Lead in Union City, California

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Shipping Lead to join the Finelite Team in Union City,CA. The candidate in this role will take a leadership role in keeping our customer commitments for fast turn-around shipments. Work with the Shipping Supervisor to plan, estimate and execute the arrival, loading and departure of shippers for our custom pallets, up to 162” long. You will be assist and take the lead for the efficient start up of daily production activities, coordination of the production schedule for shipping teams, administration of safety practices, assist new employees with training and help lead other employees in all aspects of shipping our fixtures.

What Will You Do?


  • Partner with the Shipping Supervisor to ensure all jobs are estimated accurately and the proper carrier identified. Our non-standard pallets and rack shipping require excellent visualization and load estimating skills.

  • Ensure orders are loaded on the designated carrier with the proper bill of lading, packing slip, hardware kit and documentation.

  • Using the Work Order Management System (WOMS), reviews the daily schedule and prioritizes and assigns jobs to specific employees

  • Solicits rate quote bids from transportation carriers for each shipment; assigns and communicates those assignments to specific carriers, includes Less Than Truckload (LTT), range of sizes, small to large carriers with delivery across the US.

  • Coordinates workflows with Hardware Kit assembly team and the Material Handler team to ensure every job moves out according to the schedule

  • Creates Bills of Lading to accompany every job; calculates insurance as needed, distributes copies to all the appropriate stakeholders

  • Updates WOMS; creates and distributes the End of Day shipping report

  • Assists in the loading of trucks and operates a forklift

  • Organizes work assignments - assigns employees to each job, anticipates future work needs, recommends scheduling requirements to supervisor and informs supervisor of sick calls

  • Maintains daily forklift check logs. Ensures that all forklift safety procedures are adhered to and keeps track of all maintenance/mechanical repairs for each lift

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelors' Degree or High School Diploma with 2 years' Logistics experience.


  • 2 years of experience in Logistics (Manufacturing/Production background a plus)

Preferred Skills

  • Thrive in a fast-paced warehouse environment, juggle multiple and changing priorities, react to change yet refocus quickly on the priorities at hand.

  • Proven self-started with a passion for continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated time management skills, along with high level of attention to detail

  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal & written) to interface with workers, supervisors, vendors and other stakeholders

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to provide effective work direction and promote respect amongst employees

  • Demonstrated history of “team commitment / team building skills”

  • Ability to use WOMS, Excel, Word, email and associated computer functions; 10-key a plus

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs using proper lifting techniques

Preferred Certifications

  • Forklift certified and able to use basic hand tools

About Legrand

Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers. For more information, visit legrand.com.

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit legrand.us.

About Legrand’s Lighting Sector

Through Pinnacle, Finelite, and OCL, Legrand designs and manufactures high performance, environmentally sustainable lighting solutions and products for commercial, educational and healthcare facilities. We work with leading architects and contractors to supply systems and products. We employ a talented group of lighting engineers and designers who work with the latest technologies, using cutting-edge tools to create fixtures which are unique and built to last. Our products offer the design professional a complete palette of integrated products that breathe life into architectural spaces for design that lasts. Legrand’s specification grade products are suited for a broad range of applications, and the integrated product line allows designers to create multi-level lighting scenarios using various luminaires from an extensive offering.





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