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TacJobs – FN America Seeks Final Ops Shipping Tech

FN America is seeking a full-time Final Ops Shipping Tech I in the material control section of their factory in Columbia, SC.


FN America, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN-branded products, training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Summary

The Final Ops Shipping Tech I load and unloads shipments to and from FN, assuring product is appropriately weighed, marked and labeled, and secured. The Final Ops Shipping Tech I must also properly record shipments to ensure compliance requirements.

Job Duties

• Loads and unloads shipments and conducts the before, during and after operations checks of assigned vehicle(s).

• Ensures appropriate accurate shipping documents are provided per specific shipment utilizing pertinent work instructions and government regulations, i.e. weapons and international shipments.

• Uses the calibrated Tabletop and Floor Scale to accurately record Gross weight on the Bill of Lading (BOL) and Packing List.

• Coordinates security services as required for all applicable shipments.

• Ensures proper marking and labeling of shipment containers, product, etc., per established standards and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

• Ships product utilizing the most cost-effective manner possible. Consolidates shipments when possible.

• Prepares Government Bills of Lading and Commercial Bills of Lading to ship product.

• Manages physical and administrative shipping functions as assigned. Maintains all applicable shipping records.

• Acts as custodian of weapons storage bunkers/portable storage units (CONEX) and maintains order and accountability of that area.

• Closes and seals weapon crates daily.

• Operates stretch wrap machine to wrap/secure items on a pallet.

• Maintains daily, accurate tracking and shipment records for all Out the Door Shipments.

• Participates in departmental on-the-job training/cross training.

• Other duties as assigned by management*

Educational Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.

Experience Requirements

One year of related experience and/or training experience and/or training is required. Two years of related experience will be accepted for candidates with an Associate degree.

Skills and Competencies

All FN America employees are expected to demonstrate accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, and innovation. Additional requirements of this position include:

• Ability to read and communicate simple to semi-complex instructions. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with others at all levels of the organization;

• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of money, weight measurement, volume and distance.

• Clear and persuasive speech. Listens and gets clarification; participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information. Follows policies and procedures; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Meets productivity standards. Observes safety and security procedures. Adapts to changes in the work environment.


Experience in handling various forklifts/pallet jacks and the ability to maneuver in tight areas.

Banding tensioner / cutter

Pneumatic Nail gun


Forklift certification required.

Working Conditions

This position is performed in a manufacturing plant environment with possible exposure toxic or caustic chemicals, wet or humid conditions, and work in high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be able to frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds unassisted and up to 70 pounds with assistance.

All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others.

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

FN America, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email [email protected] or call: 803-736-0522. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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