• Team Captain - Material Handling/Receiving/Shipping

    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time - RFT
  • Overview

    The responsibility of a Team Captain is to assist in meeting daily targeted goals as outlined by the Supervisor.  Coordinate the daily operations through assigning, monitoring and reviewing accuracy of team members’ work and providing technical guidance.  Team captains are responsible for the successful training and development of all team members in accordance with standard work practices and training documents.  Team captains will lead and direct a team of four or more team members.


    Essential Functions:

    • Train, coach, and develop team members through the use of Job Instruction Sheets to ensure standard work is followed. Responsible to train team members in accordance with TWI standard work practices
    • Arrange staffing in cells to meet daily work; communicate vision of daily production targets
    • Ensure team members have the correct tools to complete their daily tasks and assure they are in good working condition
    • Responsible for team members’ accuracy of work
    • Initiate daily work improvements through Training Within Industries methodologies
    • Monitor processes, materials, or surroundings reviewing information from; materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess issues or possible problems
    • Promote a safe work environment
    • Cultivate an environment of respect and give prompt feedback to team members’ ideas
    • Cultivate a Lean culture providing team members the opportunity for continual improvements
    • Maintain professional communication and provide constructive feedback to staff
    • Provide notification of company policy violations to Supervisor
    • Conduct daily, weekly, and quarterly 5S audits and support 5-S initiatives
    • Knowledge of inventory, Kanban and/or manufacturing storage systems
    • Read and interpret work instructions and engineering prints.
    • Operate a forklift, lift cranes, hand jack, and hand and air powered tools
    • Count and record incoming raw materials using basic math skills
    • Enter incoming raw materials and quantities into software for company tracking
    • Identify and maintain accurate inventory locations
    • Supply production area with needed materials from inventory
    • Load material to or from pallets, trays or shelves.
    • Communicate part shortages, scrap, or delays in part process or distribution.
    • Prepare product or parts for shipment.
    • Load trucks for shipments
    • Make pick-ups and deliveries to all plants using company truck
    • Perform receiving tasks to meet daily production standards of quality and quantity
    • Unload, unpack and examine incoming shipment, reject damaged items, record shortages, and correspond with Purchasing, Transportation and Inventory Depts. to rectify damages and shortages. 

    Supervision Received:  Plan and arrange defined work; demonstrates problem-solving ability with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist.

    Supervision Exercised:  Cell Level:  Personnel & Goals.


    Education and Experience:  

    • High School diploma or GED required.
    • Additional training in supervisory management courses preferred.
    • Two years’ work experience in a related field and 1 year experience leading personnel. 
    • Qualified applicant must possess experience with maintaining inventory accuracy in addition to training staff and team building. 
    • Lean Manufacturing principles a plus. 

    Skills and Abilities: 

    • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
    • Perform written documentation and correspondence. 
    • Professionally communicate one-on-one and in groups. 
    • Ability to perform tasks using computer software and Microsoft Office. 


    Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

    • Modern production facility with heat and air conditioning
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is generally required to stand, sit, walk; use hands and fingers, talk and hear
    • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds regularly
    • Ability to lift over 30 pounds occasionally


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