Team Leader II – Shipping (6:00am to 2:30pm)

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US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Team Leader I

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, this role is responsible for leading a shipping team in all aspects of shipping requirement. The Team Leader will train and lead others in shipping, will participate in and/or lead projects daily tasks with process improvement, problem resolution, and lean initiatives.

Advises and coordinates team efforts to completion; answers questions functioning as an expert resource; maintains assignment completion schedules. Performs the same tasks as others within the team along with some higher-level tasks. Be an idea generator, add value to everything you touch, be proactive and offer solutions, be the kind of person that other want to work for, be humble and genuine, lead with empathy.zz

Essential Functions:

  • Provide hands on leadership to assigned area, daily team communication schedule, goals setting, performance, and team member assignments.
  • Assist with supervisory/manager tasks and employee performance evaluations with support of area supervisor/manager
  • Perform Business system Check -Ins
  • Accountable for performance of assigned area
  • Assist in resolution of issues found with orders being on shipping floor
  • Able to hold employees accountable when process or policies are not followed.
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization – respect, professional
  • Able to make a positive decision to improve G&W culture
  • Lead pass down information between all shifts
  • Act as liaison between manufacturing and shipping to ensure on time customer delivery
  • Perform hands on direct labor and other functions within the group to maintain workflow in an efficient manner to ensure on-time completion.
  • Support and lead continuous improvement projects within assigned area or other areas of expertise as required
  • Assist in identification and correction of safety improvement activities
  • Acts as a backup for all Health & Safety responsibilities when supervisor/manager is not present
  • Perform process audits, safety sweeps, and employee training (including TWI)
  • Review area 6S, tools, fixtures, and product availability to ship
  • Able to develop and present reports in group sessions
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3-5 years’ experience performing work in a manufacturing environment
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Self-starter with high degree of motivation who can operate with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to facilitate training, coach new hires
  • Ability to present in a group or all channels settings
  • Must be able to become a licensed forklift operator
  • Good analytical, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Knowledge and experience in ERP or MRP business system, with JD Edwards experience preferred.
  • Great attitude toward teamwork.
  • Organized with good writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Good follow up skills and ensures completion of tasks.
  • High school diploma or GED

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)
  • Standing – continuous
  • Walking – frequent
  • Bending/stooping – frequent
  • Squatting/kneeling – frequent
  • Lifting – frequent

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

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