Material and Freight Handling Supervisor and Foreman

Material and Freight Handling In-Charge

Minimum Any graduate degree

Preferably minimum 2-7 years of experience required

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Material and Freight Handling is expected to perform include:

Supervising slinging, rigging and handling of material and freight for loading, unloading or placing them as required

Examining material or freight to be handled for size, approximate weight, appropriate position for balanced slinging, etc., and determining safe and best method of

handling them without damaging

Directing and co-ordinating operations of slingers, cable splicers, riggers, cranes and hoist operators, etc., in slinging, raising, moving, lowering, loading, unloading,

placing and other activities

Ensuring safe load and necessary precautions according to type of material or freight handled

Taking special precautions while handling fragile, inflammable and explosive materials to avoid breakage and accidents

Applying emergency measures, where necessary, and ensuring safety of workers around

Maintaining record of material handled

Skilled in adopting the best possible way to load, unload and perform other operations on cargo

Ability to guide the workers in doing their work safely

Knowledge of the different types of materials to be handled and taking necessary precautions accordingly

Skilled in maintaining records and fulfilling all the formalities of the material handled

Not applicable



Physically fit


It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as joint pains, back pain, irritation in the eyes, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 58,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Logistics Sector in India

The Indian Logistics market is poised to gather greater momentum with the emergence of India as a manufacturing hub and improving multimodal transportation infrastructure. India is seeing much growth in the manufacturing sector recently which is highly significant for the growth of the logistics sector. This trend is likely to gather momentum with the gradual revival of the global economy and India emerging as one of the earliest major economies to recover from downturn. Logistics companies are taking to expanding across geographical boundaries, a trend that is expected to gain much importance in the years to come. 3PL is anticipated to increase in future as collaborating efficiently and strengthening alliances are two factors, which are expected to look up in the logistics industry.

The transportation sector is evolving with multimodal transportation solutions being setup and the development of inter-modal transportation infrastructure facilities. Dedicated freight corridors by the railways and improvements in coastal shipping facilities along with the construction of massive state-of-the-art logistics parks at key distribution hubs are helping to meet the specialised warehousing needs of industries. The non-major ports are driving the traffic growth with the traffic at these ports growing at a very healthy rate. This strong growth is expected to continue, with the share of the non-major ports increasing further. This indicates good job growth for Supervisor and Foreman, Material and Freight Handling.

Transportation and logistics firms

Government and private shipment handlers

Cities and towns across India