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Shipping and Receiving Lead

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direct supervision of the Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, this position is responsible for safety throughout the facility, shipping, receiving and storage of both raw material and finished goods. Utilization of space, manpower, equipment and time allotted to the area of responsibility in the most efficient manner possible, to accomplish the warehouse function and the purpose of the business unit.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
Supervise, train and have input on evaluations of all hourly employees within the department. Administer all rules, programs and procedures that apply to hourly employees. Recommend candidates for hire, promotion, transfer, demotion or release within the area of responsibility.
Maintain monthly inventory of all finished goods stored in warehouse(s), and accurately report all daily shipments of finished product, as well as material and equipment receipts. Maintain accurate forms records and files to comply with internal requirements and / or governmental regulations.
Communicate with common carriers and arrange for shipment of all inbound and outbound material. This includes procurement of carriers, qualifying these carriers through division traffic, negotiating rates and setting up routing for both over-the-road and rail shipments.
Supervise material handling function of finished goods. Analyze the operation to determine better methods which could result in the reduction of damaged goods in storage, transit, or during material handling; provide recommended solutions.
Responsible for maintaining established safety and housekeeping standards, and insuring that all employees are aware of, and follow these standards in the day-to-day operation of the department.
Schedule delivery of supplies for the production area, such as lids, pallets, boxes. Maintain daily inventory of these supplies with respect to projected usage, and insure that optimum on-hand levels are maintained. Also develop a customer base for the disposal of non-usable gaylords, pallets, scrap resin, and other supplies / raw materials, to offset costs and minimize disposal charges.
Responsible for all operational equipment in the shipping/receiving and warehouse areas, including forklifts, yard tractors, trailers and dock doors. Analyze lease arrangements on a regular basis to determine more effective expenditures, and to realize maximum utilization of equipment. Analyze vendors and negotiate maintenance costs to insure equipment is in safe, working order on an on-going basis, at the most cost-effective rates available.
Perform other related assignments that may be required by the immediate supervisor.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly supports the supervisor of the production shift. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training coworkers; planning, assigning and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High School degree or equivalent; three to five years experience in Shipping/Receiving department. Combined experience may be considered. Must be proficient in computers, including MSWord, MSExcel SAP and Apriso. Must be familiar with DOT regulations, freight rates, routing, licensing requirements and ICC regulations. Must have strong knowledge of warehousing and inventory systems. Must be able to communicate with customers, suppliers and company personnel to ensure timely and accurate shipments of finished goods and raw materials.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the production work environment has been tested at over 85 decibels.
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 essential functions
TRAINING
Lock Out / Tag Out
Bloodborne Pathogen
Hearing Conservation / PPE
Right to Know / Hazardous Communication
Emergency Evacuation
Ladder Safety / Fall Protection
Confined Space Entry
Forklift Safety
HACCP / GMP
LEVEL OF AUTHORITY
If you believe your health or safety, or the health and safety of others, may be endangered by physical conditions or by equipment, you must report your concern to your supervisor, who has responsibility to investigate the concern with you.
You have the right to hold for inspection any product you feel does not meet customer/company specifications
Those employees with authorized training have the ability to shut down/stop equipment if continued operation is a threat to any employee's health and safety.
Contact any member of management without fear of reprisal concerning questions, suggestions, or complaints regarding quality, working conditions or job environment

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