Apria Healthcare

  • Branch Logistics Supervisor

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Logistics (Driver Positions)
    Location : Location
    Full/Part Time
  • Job Summary

    With over 300 locations across the US, Apria Healthcare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our 1.8 million patients at home by providing home respiratory services and select medical equipment to help them sleep better, breathe better, heal faster, and thrive longer. Additional information can be found at www.apria.com.


    The Branch Logistics Supervisor performs, plans, and coordinates the daily activity of all Logistics personnel and functions.



    • Manages the Logistics department for the branch to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products.
    • Ensures staff compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, providing documents for the driver qualification file and abiding by hours of service, daily log, hazardous materials (placarding, training and shipping papers), daily vehicle inspections and reports, and maintenance regulations.
    • Schedules Delivery employees on a daily and on-call basis.
    • Completes daily route preparation. 
    • Assigns additional routes as patient and referral requests are received.  May occasionally perform Delivery employee's responsibilities if there is a temporary shortage of delivery employees.
    • Performs special projects such as researching methods to improve productivity and cut costs in the branch distribution function.
    • May work with Corporate Purchasing on the ordering of special equipment and new products.
    • Troubleshoots problems regarding the shortages of Delivery employee staff, routes, and the loading of equipment. 
    • Monitors and/or maintains close contact with Delivery employees throughout day to ensure routes are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Ensures Logistics employees load trucks properly and efficiently.
    • Assists Logistics employees with special orders and equipment.  May assist Logistics employees with the loading of trucks when necessary.
    • Maintains daily vehicle maintenance logs and documentation of incident reports.
    • Maintains proper levels of stock in warehouse to ensure maximum profitability.
    • Performs minor equipment repair and maintenance as required. Maintains files on all equipment.
    • Responds to telephone calls from patients, referral sources, vendors and Delivery employees regarding equipment orders, patient problems and delivery employee incidents. 
    • May need to perform on-call duties as needed.
    • May manage multiple branch locations as needed.
    • Performs other duties as required.



    • Typically supervises a team of primarily nonexempt employees.
    • Responsible for hiring, coaching, and performance management of subordinate staff.
    • Ensures that all direct reports and their subordinates are maintaining acceptable performance levels.
    • Conducts Staff meetings regularly to review new business requirements. 

    Minimum Required Qualifications

    • Meets company minimum standard of Background Check.
    • Pass the Department of Transportation Physical.
    • Current MVR must meet company minimum standards.
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Strong customer relations/problem solving skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
    • Ability to multi-task effectively.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone and electronically.


    Education and/or Experience

    • High School Diploma or GED required. 


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

    • CDL with Hazardous Materials endorsement



    • Ability to resolve employee and customer issues timely
    • Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone, and electronically
    • Knowledge of warehousing and inventory management
    • Knowledge of DOT, FDA, and OSHA regulations
    • Time management skills
    • Successful completion of Apria Healthcare’s Management training program (BLU-MAN).


    Computer Skills

    • Ability to use electronic hand held device.
    • Microsoft Office programs.
    • Complete on-line training and testing.
    • Basic printing/faxing/scanning


    Language Skills

    • English (reading, writing, verbal)


    Mathematical Skills

    • Basic problem solving (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication)


    Education and/or Experience

    • Two years FDA/DOT/Commercial Driver Experience
    • Two years in Home Healthcare industry
    • Two years supervisory experience
    • Two years inventory management



    Computer Skills

    • Inventory management software
    • ACIS / JDE
    • Roadnet Information Center (RIC)


    Other Skills

    • Previous interaction with the general public in a service management industry


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


    • Regularly required to use hands to write, use computer, operate a motor vehicle, use a hand held device, telephone and use a document imaging system and manipulate documents.
    • Regularly required to read documents and write neatly, legibility and transcribe accurate information and numbers/values.
    • Employee continually engages in activities that require talking and hearing.
    • This position requires frequent variations including sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, reaching or stooping.
    • The employee must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, specific to vehicle operated in the conduct of this job.
    • Specific vision abilities required to perform this job safely include close vision, distant vision, night (low to limited light) vision and the ability to adjust focus to work on a computer and read documents.
    • Strength Aspects:
      ­-Occasionally required to stand and lift objects from 1” to 36” high with weights ranging from 10 lbs - 160 lbs, and carry objects for distances ranging from 1 ft -350 ft, including travel up and down stairs or in elevators.
      ­-Occasionally required to push or pull objects weighing from 20 lbs – 60 lbs, up and down stairs, through doorways and thresholds, using dollies or carts, or on flat or angled surfaces which may include outdoor surfaces, carpeting or smooth floors.  Distances pushed or pulled could range from 1-25 ft on average.
      ­-Occasionally required to grip objects with hands, up to 15 lbs of force.
      ­-Occasionally required to grip objects with fingers, up to 10 lbs of force.
    • Body Position and Flexibility Elements
      ­-Occasionally required to climb 100 stairs on average ranging from 3”-10” in height,
      ­-Occasionally stepping in and out of company vehicles ranging up to 20” in height.
      ­-Occasionally required to climb ladders up to 10’ high, in general.
      ­-Occasionally required to bend down at the waist to a torso level of 24” above the floor.
      ­-Occasionally required to reach, on average, 20” away from the body.
      ­-Occasionally required to kneel on one or both knees and squat to perform many of the above tasks.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


    • The employee is required to inspect and safely operate a motor vehicle during the day and night and in a wide range of weather and traffic conditions.
    • The noise level in the work environment is varies based on the locations or activities proximate to which can range from low to high.
    • There is moderate exposure to dust, fume, mists and odors.
    • Temperature ranges from normal indoor climate-controlled environment in buildings or vehicles and various outdoor conditions and temperature extremes encountered throughout the year in a variety of US states.
    • General lighting is generally provided via florescent lighting indoors, and natural lighting outdoors, and low light conditions consistent with outdoor and/or night working environment.
    • During off site travel events the employee may be exposed to higher noise levels requiring the use of hearing protection, with moderate potential exposure to moderate dust, chemicals, fumes and odors, as well as cryogenic and cleaning agents.
    • During off site travel events the employee may be required to ride in company delivery vehicles and accompany employees on deliveries and enter into patient homes.
    • May be required to receive vaccinations and participate in medical assessments and testing consistent with the work environment or patients exposed to.
    • Will be required to wear various personal protective equipment consistent with the hazards encountered in this role.
    • Will be required to use hand tools for assembly and repair, material handling equipment, cutting, carrying devices, cleanup kits or equipment.
    • May be required to work with cryogenic fluids requiring special precautions and PPE.


    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EEO Statement

    As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet


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