Job Information

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Open Position - Line Lead

Brief Description:  Supervise and coordinate the activities of workers engaged in packing products and material to ensure the end result meets quality standards before shipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observes packing operations to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Interprets job work orders to workers and assigns duties.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Monitors worker productivity.
  • Motivates workers.
  • Controls and implements job assignment/rotation plan for workers.
  • Assures materials are being properly handled, routed, and controlled.
  • Ensures that safety standards are adhered to.
  • Examine work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Performs hourly checks on tables and tracks progress of workers.
  • Verifies counts on material being packaged.
  • Sets scale to determine the number of pieces each container requires for all orders requiring more than 10 items per container.
  • Keeps track of scrap, inputs information into the computer, and prints out paperwork.
  • Verifies packaging work orders.
  • Pays close attention to dates on material in order to determine what material should be completed first.
  • Communicates with supervisor when problems arise.
  • Keeps track of daily labor sheet including part numbers.
  • Assigns bags/boxes to material and creates a sample to be checked by a supervisor.
  • Assigns table numbers to all material.
  • Keeps track of own paperwork.
  • Notifies supervisor when in need of a blueprint.
  • Works in the flow of the line, as time permits and needs arise.
  • Prints labels.
  • Tally up production orders upon completion.
  • Audits and closes tri wall.
  • Double checks tags on tri wall to be sure they are correct.
  • Be able to utilize the RF gun for put-away, picking and packing processes and perform all functions of a line leader associated with Caterpillar EWM processes
  • Be able to utilize monitor to check job status and picks, and to correct issues when they arise.
  • Adjusts paperwork when there are quantity discrepancies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Strength/Physical Demands:

  • Occasional lifting or carrying of small tools or objects.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of up to 25-35 pounds
  • Must be able to be on feet for 8 hours each day either standing or walking.
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, or reach with hands and arms while filling orders.
  • Regularly required to use hands to handle objects or tools.

Work Conditions:

  • Must be willing to work 40 hours per week.
  • The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic computer functions.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical functions and basic calculator functions.
  • Knowledge of production equipment and tools such as electric hand jacks, electric tape machines, hand held tape guns, and heat sealers.
  • Skill to communicate assignments to other employees.
  • Skill to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to establish priorities, organize and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to ever changing priorities and/or situations.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle pressure of deadlines and stay patient while tasks are being performed.
  • Ability to motivate other employees.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

 Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year experience in a managerial/supervisory role preferred.
  • 1 year experience in a warehouse environment preferred.

“Peoria Production Shop has certainly demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to hiring people with disabilities and providing a supportive environment that ensures their success in the work place.”

—Charles Martin, Associate Director
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Illinois Department of Human Services