Part Time Feeder Supervisor Help

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Executioner, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Executioner

    Executioner New Member

    I walked into the facility expecting a secondary interview for the Part Time Package Handler position. I kind of got one, and learned about the union and what not. Soon after the guy presenting me with all the paperwork, asked if I would like the Part Time Feeder Supervisor ( as it says on my application center) he said dispatch supervisor. I just got a sweet opportunity so I waited an hour, got an interview for the position and they seemed to like me and now I have to pass some test?

    What exactly does a Feeder Supervisor do?
    How is that test? ( whats on it and how long is it)
    Is there a place I can read about the position in greater detail?
    Should I study something?
    Do they drug test? ( not that I'm doing drugs,I just don't want piss in a cup)

    The Human Resources people told me that this is a rare opportunity so I'm gonna dominate that field, I just need the information and research to become successful. I'm not afraid to step up and get it done.

    I wont be driving or anything I will be working in the facility.
  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I have never heard of a p/t feeder supervisor. But being that it's in feeders I'd bet you need a class "A" CDL and I believe that comes with a DOT mandatory drug test.


    Read the posts around this Forum and see if it would be wise for you to become PT Sup., If you never plan on becoming a Full-time Driver and are only doing it for the income while you are in school, than maybe it would be worth it, but if you take the position you have to be prepared to be the scapegoat for Full-time management and you better not be sensitive to the ear, because they will tell you things only UPS Management get away with, fair warning!
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I think you answer the phones at night and on the weekends. And on the holidays.
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yeah as has been stated if u look at ups as a career do not take this job. Search around the forum there is plenty on the subject. Although I have never heard of part time feeder sup.

    Think about this for a second if the position is so great wouldn't they hire from within. Wouldn't there be someone who they KNOW is a great employee ready to take the job? You may be a good interviewer but not that good.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    A pt feeder sup is someone in the position of inbounding/outbounding feeders, dispatching drivers with their assigned tractors,getting the porters keys to equipment that needs to be fueled, and other feeder dept office work.

    You will not need a CDL. Odds are you will never even see a tractor.

    You will however take a load of shat from every direction. From the drivers. From the FT sups. From the Mgrs. Basically it's a thankless job. Some day you might get promoted to FT sup and get a pion of your own.
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    ^^^^Spot on!

    Take the job! You sit in an air conditioned office your whole shift (other than the occasional yard check). There's always some F/T sup around, so if anything unusual comes up you'll have help.
    ​Do it.
  8. Executioner

    Executioner New Member

    Im only doing it for now. Not looking for a career in UPS, just the extra money.
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Oh, I forgot, pay is crap too.
  10. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    The hours are probably not great. Feeders is a 24/7 operation. As mentioned previously it is a high stress job. Few excel at it ,maybe you will. Most end up missing a load or CPU pickup & getting fired,transferred, or assigned a shift in the middle of the night.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    He'll be safe from that. Pt's never see such responsibility.
  12. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    They sure do at my hub. Two this year reassigned/ fired. Screwed up doing yard walk & missed some loads.
  13. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    If it's dispatch supervisor that's one of the most stressful jobs in the Company (although the new system might be making it better). As a part time, you will be a "second" to the full time dispatch supervisor. Don't ever miss a trailer or an air pull and you'll have no problems. Very fast paced job that requires serious mulit-tasking skills especially on the night shift. Respect the drivers as they can pretty much make or break you.
  14. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Air conditioning. You will be responsible for assigning what trailers are placed on and off the building to the shifters. High stress and if the clerk answering the outboind/imbound phone calls is absent for the day you will have no replacement for the day and have that job aswell.
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I think you are referring to yard controller.
    OP said feeder supervisor which may entail limited, if any, yard control.
  16. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Yes, I'm guessing it is a yard controller position. On the phone probably 90% of the time. If the phone rings in dispatch, it's usually your job to answer it and take care of the problem. Inbound and outbound drivers leaving and arriving at the facility. I believe a new system cuts down this aspect now. You only defer to the dispatcher (full time) if you can't take care of the problem. My building had 104 outbound doors and 21 unload doors. You have 2 or 3 computer screens in front of you. Your job is to pull and replace all these doors with empty/loaded trailers. The hub calls you 5 minutes before they expect the trailer to be full/empty. It is your job to coordinate all the moves done by shifters (the p/t employees under your direct control) and keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. If things begin to back up and people end up standing around waiting on you, then the phone begins to ring, from the in or outbound p/t sups up to the hub manager. The hub then calls the dispatcher and chews on him. He in turn turns around to you and chews on you. It flows downhill. It is definitely a high stress job with a pretty decent turnover. The upside is you get to sit in an office chair in the a/c. If you do well, I've seen these guys go into full time management, totally bypassing being a driver. Good luck to you.
  17. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    You didn't apply for the manager position in the first place, they presented this PT Feeder Sup opportunity to you on an interview coming from the outside world.
    Nobody who already works where you applied is interested in the PT Feeder Sup position.
    (imo - these are red flags that's it a lousy position)

    Would you rather have a relatively low stressful job or be in misery for the few extra bucks? Most likey you'll find out you're the blame for everything from the supervisors and managers above you.

    With the name of you have an anger problem?
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