Plastipak Packaging Inc.
Warehouse Area Lead (12 Hour Nights) (Project Management)
The Area Leader is responsible for the efficient performance of all phases of materials storage, shipping and receiving operations. The Area Leader is also responsible for directing the work of the Material Handlers. They must be responsible to act in accordance with the policies set forth in the current procedure manual.
Set Schedules. Enjoy 12-hour shifts & a unique rotating schedule with 12-14 days off per month!
Opportunity. Our business is growing and we prioritize promotion from within!
Convenience. We are located off of Ford Road!
Premium pay & benefits, including 18 days of paid time off a year!
Supervise the Material Handlers on their shift
Initiate disciplinary action and re-training for Material Handlers that display actions of an unsafe manner or show repeated failure to follow processes and procedures
Coordinate resources to adhere to raw materials planning directives
Maintain and adhere to work instructions for verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling/disposition of raw materials and inventory accuracy
Provide for movement and storage of all materials
Establish, maintain and utilize modified FIFO inventory at all site storage locations
Maintain and implement sound storage location planning, organization, and cleanliness
Responsible for transaction accuracy, product scanning, materials inventory and process reliability
Transfer materials from storage locations to production supply area as necessary or directed
Document all shipments both inbound and outbound
Initiate all Inbound and Storage Materials Complaints as well as all SAP hold initiatives. Responsible for developing and maintaining work instructions as per ISO standards
Assist in Dock Coordination for all materials
Participate in physical inventories as well as inventory verification through cycle counting
Accountable for maintaining a Lean Culture. Ensure all 6S tasks and tools are being utilized and adhered to
Focus on Continuous Improvement in safety, productivity, quality, inventory accuracy, and customer satisfaction
Ensure effective communications are flowing between shifts
Initiate and participate in Kaizen events
Direct and monitor the workflow and daily work functions of the team
Effectively and efficiently schedule and monitor team members' breaks and lunch periods
Actively participate in team meetings
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills (as demonstrated during the hiring process)
Strong Leadership skills (as demonstrated during the hiring process or internal experiences)
Proficient in computer programs
Must be out of orientation period and in good company standing (if internal applicant)
Must have a more than acceptable performance evaluation score (if internal candidate)
Internal training requirements for current position (if internal candidate) must be completed and up-to-date
Able to multitask in a faced-paced environment
High level of personal integrity
Possess strong safety focus
Technically oriented and knowledgeable in manufacturing systems
Strong Decision making skills with limited information
Strong Customer Focus
Independent thinker and effective troubleshooter
Meets all Material Handler Requirements
Prior experience in warehousing operations and forklift operations
Ability to demonstrate SAP knowledge and transaction competence
Must be able to lead Kaizen events in the facility
Initiate and document process improvements
High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
Four year degree in relevant major and/or 3-5 years of relevant warehousing experience (preferably in manufacturing environment)
Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
Frequently required to push or pull bins and carts, stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.
Must regularly lift and/or move up to fifteen pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than one hundred pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Plastipak is an Equal Opportunity Employer