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Shipping Area Leader in Williston, SC at Volt

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Williston, SC
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions is now hiring for a Shipping and Receiving Clerk for our client in Williston, SC.

Position Summary:

The Area Lead is responsible for coordinating the activities of production and for maintaining Safety, Quality and Delivery and Costs requirements on a daily basis. 


  • Safety – Ensure all personnel in area of responsibility wear required safety equipment at all times; notifies supervisor if additional PPE is necessary.  Inspect department daily for potential hazards.  Make improvements to prevent any injuries, near misses, or OSHA recordables.  Identify and drive correction of all hazards found.  Member of TOPS safety program.  Maintain production rate and monitor activities on site during production to ensure adherence to ethics and safety procedures.  Establish and monitor safe working conditions and practices.
  • Quality – Identify and communicate first pass yield occurrences in area of responsibility.  Communicate OOB reports to team members. Use basic problem solving skills and apply five why’s, assign corrective measures, keep a log of what, who and when regarding issues and corrections. 
  • Delivery – Notify supervisor immediately if there is a problem that will jeopardize the daily production rate.If supervisor is not available, notify the VSM.Ensures that associates have the parts, equipment and tools to adequately do their jobs.Develop and maintain required production reports and records.If parts are not available, ensure those responsible are made aware of the shortage.
  • Cost – Ensure Hour by Hour chart is maintained.  Document down time, defects, and equipment issues. Be aware of reasons for production losses, have corrective measures and document them.  Seek ideas from the team.  Encourage suggestions on improvements.  Follow through to implement suggestions for improvements.   
  • Standard Work & Cross Training – Fully cross train operators in work cell and document.  Provide and audit standard work at the point of use for each job and every product.  Maintain cycle time/takt time charts for every job and product.  Create and audit standard work to eliminate waste, abnormal work activities and train associates to perform their job function.  Maintain focus on continuous improvement through the application of CBS principles.  Monitor the operation of manufacturing tools, machinery, and/or processes.  Recommend manufacturing methods, procedures and changes in line or departmental layout.  Create and update Method Sheets. 
  • Leadership & Teamwork – Provide feedback to associates.  Encourage team involvement in problem solving and improvement activities.  Attempt to resolve any conflicts among associates; when no resolution can be met, involve the supervisor.  Fully support the team.  Cooperate, offer assistance, and willingly work in a team environment.  Lead shift huddle, assign daily tasks and work assignments. Train employees and perform daily interactions with team members.  Assist supervisor with training and development plans for the team.  Receive and issue basic job instructions from his/her supervisor and communicate them to fellow associates in an appropriate and understanding manner.  Assist and supports supervisor in achieving department objectives and goals.  Fill in for associates during their absence from work or during abnormal conditions.  Provide administrative support. 
  • Adhere to all Company policies, safeguard the company's interests and act in an ethical and legal manner as well as report all violations of Company policies and procedures to appropriate management.
  • Specified Shipping Duties
  • Scheduling international and domestic shipping and freight operations
  • Creating proper and detailed shipping documentation, based on DOT and the company’s guidelines
  • Lead the shipping operations to ensure customer satisfaction and OTD delivery goals are met
  • Make sure Shipping associates are working safely, at all times
  • Promote continuous improvements and lead 5S efforts
  • Provide hands-on assistance in the Shipping warehouse (as required)
  • Effectively uses organization systems and warehouse technology to locate stock, gather stock, relocate finished goods
  • Stock and move material to keep our systems accurate and up-to-date at all times
  • Create shipping labels and manages shipping information
  • Send booking requests to freight forwarders
  • Must adhere to and follow all safety requirements/policies and maintain a clean, organized, and safe work environment
  • Must be able to operate dolly, pallet jack, forklift, shrink-wrap machine, and other warehouse equipment
  • Performs administrative duties: answering phones, updating records, and over the counter support
  • Keeps organized shipping records, shipping costs, products shipped, and receipt dates
  • Conduct cycle counts as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned and participate in cross-training initiatives


  • High School diploma or equivalent


  • Minimum three years’ experience in a shipping environment preferred. 
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing methods and techniques.
  • Strong team and leadership skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, to include presentation skills.
  • Proficient in multi-tasking.
  • Previous manufacturing and shipping leadership experience
  • Business system knowledge, preferably QAD and/or SAP
  • Broad understanding of air, ground, and sea shipping regulations and practices
  • Knowledge in inventory management, cycle counts, and scheduling
  • Must be able to comply with all OSHA and company initiatives/policies; including the proper use of PPE and safe material handling techniques
  • Effectively communicate information to stakeholders, management, and external sources
  • Must be able to compute basic math problems to include fractions, addition,subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Forklift certification or ability to obtain certification preferred
  • Strong drive for results, while working with minimum supervision
  • Must be able to work with other departments and employees to troubleshoot issues (problem-solving) and produce a resolution process (corrective actions)
  • Ability to maintain good customer relationships
  • Adapts quickly to changes in the work environment
  • Manages competing priorities
  • Aptitude to troubleshoots shipping issues and customer issues, as they occur
  • Must be willing to work OT, as required which could be several days per week.

Must successfully complete CIDS interview.

Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, hear, and sit.The employee is occasionally required to bend, stoop, push, pull, feel and grasp with hands and arms.
  • Employee must exert up to 35 pounds of force occasionally and/or a light amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Employee must be able to stand for long periods.
  • Employee must be able to lift up to 35 pounds regularly.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include concentrated attention, close vision, far vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to bring object into sharp focus.
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:
  • Hand tools

License(s)/Certification(s) Required: None

  • Preferred Certification:  Forklift Certification is needed

Volt is an EEO Employer.


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