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Lead Warehouse - 7p-7a

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Horse Cave, KY, US

Company: Dart Container

Performs a wide variety of warehouse operations duties to assist in maintaining department efficiencies at maximum output levels. Work with Department Supervisor and support all assigned personnel and equipment requirements during their respective shift. While performing the duties listed below, the lead is required to spend 85% of time on the floor.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Audit the floor as required by Leader Standard Work, monitor metrics, verify adherence to procedures and standard work, correct deficiencies and escalate to supervisor as necessary
  • Communicate with oncoming shifts about any problems or issues that are occurring
  • Work with other departments to maintain or improve communications
  • Notify supervisor immediately and recommend solutions if there are issues that will prevent achievement of goals
  • Perform routine duties in support of shift requirements
  • Actively support Operational Excellence and effectively participate in lean initiatives
  • Coordinate and schedule work for dock management, routing and sequencing of trailers, rail or water freight
  • Contact vendors or internal departments regarding delivery, lost shipments, incorrect paperwork, pricing, and quantity discrepancies
  • Prepare, process, and distribute shipment documentation for all inbound and outbound services
  • Liaise with internal and external transport companies and departments to coordinate, prioritize and expedite in-coming and out-going shipments
  • Record, control, and monitor site inventory using ERP inventory and purchasing systems
  • Oversee cycle counting activities, compile results, investigate discrepancies, and determine root cause
  • Track and maintain appropriate documentation
  • Create, compile, and deliver required reports
  • Report and record any discrepancy, damaged items, shortages, broken, or unidentified packages to the supervisor
  • Analyze incoming inventory and determine optimal space allocation
  • Ensure proper inventory turning techniques, such as First In, First Out (FIFO)
  • Coordinate inventory moves and consolidation to efficiently utilize space
  • Train employees on SAP systems and procedures, assist with troubleshooting and serve as the plant or warehouse subject matter expert for SAP modules relating to supply chain and inventory management
  • Actively support Operational Excellence and effectively participate in lean initiatives and problem solving

Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Two (2) years’ warehouse or material handling operations experience, working in a fast-paced work environment
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create reports, documents, and spreadsheets in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects and priorities
  • Ability to utilize and train employees on technology, processes and procedures
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) license
  • Ability to demonstrate basic math and dimensional counting skills
  • Experience using purchasing and inventory software
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree 
  • Previous experience in a Lead role 
  • Prior SAP experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing or high-volume warehouse environment
  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and packaging industrial experience

Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Elizabethtown

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