Dematic Automation Supervisor

Req ID:  31661
Date:  Jul 18, 2024

Auburn, WA, US, 98001

Company:  Sonepar
Brand:  North Coast

At North Coast, we embrace what makes us unique. As a company with local roots and global reach, we excel at the diversity of our Associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success. What keeps us at the forefront of progress? Our people. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.

Our Leaders are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering and developing associates, adapting to change, and driving organizational efficiencies to deliver results.


What You Will Do:

  • Manage the automation system through a team of Leads and associates the decanting, order fulfillment, quality control, replenishment, cubicscan and product consolidation.

  • Train and coach, the staff of supervisors and warehouse associates on the various functions utilized within the automation system.

  • Key focus in staff development and cross training warehouse associates.

  • Analyze products and determine if it qualifies to be placed in the automation system and if the product should be set-up for loose and case pick.

  • Assess productivity and quality measurements. Work with supervisors and associates to ensure workflows are followed.

  • Manage the team of automation technicians to keep the automation system operating at maximum performance.

  • Collaborate with SUSA logistics and Dematic.

  • Manage insights reporting tied to Dematic Productivity daily.

  • Collaboration with Maintenance team ensuring the machinery and uptimes are monitored.

  • Manage all metrics and deliverables as set by leadership for optimal performance.

  • Managing staffing model by shift.

What You Will Bring:

  • Experience in logistics automation

  • Minimum 5 years logistics experience managing in a distribution center environment.
  • Demonstration of increased responsibilities throughout career.

  • Experience with warehouse automation Goods-To-Person systems is critical.
  • Strong leadership, management, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Coaching and mentoring of employees.
  • Operational knowledge of automation processes.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and knowledge of Power Bi to drive data based decisions a plus.
  • Ability to understand, with training, the Eclipse and Dematic warehouse operating systems.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in logistics


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Opening Flexibility to work all shifts as required.

  • Ability to work physical inventory.

  • Ability to work in an extreme hot or cold environment.

  • Ability to work in dusty conditions.


Salary & Compensation:

  • This position is an exempt position and not subject to overtime.
  • Pay is $67,000 to $77,000 annually, DOE.


Why work for North Coast?   Own your expertise and your future.  Do you enjoy a good challenge? Great, because we value bold thinkers who are excited to take on challenging tasks.  We strive to be the best and we share our success with our associates, customers, suppliers, and shareholders.  We are always looking to expand our teams to continue to serve our customers and to grow our business.

North Coast Electric, a family-owned business since 1913, became part of the Sonepar USA family in 2019. We have locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Arizona. As a full line electrical distributor, we supply a wide range of electrical equipment to the electrical contractor, factory automation, industrial MRO, and commercial & institutional markets.

Our Competitive Benefits? 

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long term and Short term disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.

About Sonepar USA

Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Sonepar entered the US in 1998 and continues to grow due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today, Sonepar serves the market through a network of companies with over 400 locations nationwide. For more information, visit

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. 

Sonepar and our family of brands are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, we will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please call 843-745-2420 or email

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Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue