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Otter Tail Corporation Warehouse Lead in Clearwater, Minnesota


Company Overview:

Experience matters. Since 1948, T.O. Plastics (TOP) has manufactured quality custom thermoformed parts and packaging for the horticultural and medical device packing markets. TOP employees take pride in providing exceptional products and services to customers around the world.

One of the top thermoforming companies in North America, TOP delivers value by focusing on its customers’ needs by offering a full range of services from initial product design-to-distribution program support. At TOP, we are dedicated to excellence and we leverage our experience and core competency to develop customized, cost-effective solutions for businesses in diverse markets. TOP has manufacturing facilities in both Clearwater and Otsego, Minnesota.

Position Summary:

The Lead Person is responsible for overseeing the daily activity of employees and to provide training to staff so they can run the shipping and receiving departments efficiently.

Safety is #1 at T.O. Plastics: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Main Responsibilities

  • Obey all safety policies and procedures, always work in a safe manner and report unsafe conditions or hazards.

  • Oversee and provide daily direction to the employees within their work area.

  • Monitor assigned duties and ensure the processes remain in control and operate efficiently.

  • Monitor the process and notify appropriate person when issues arise beyond their abilities to resolve.

  • Track productivity provide feedback and coaching to staff and utilize” visual boards” and other methods to communicate to the staff.

  • Identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Assist the Supervisor and functions as their backup when their unavailable.

  • Relieve others during time of absence in the shipping and receiving processes.

  • Cycle counting and inventory adjustments

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assist in training of Logistic Coordinators, and Dock Workers.

  • Data entry of shift reporting into TMM.

  • Maintain work area in a neat and organized manner performing housekeeping duties.

  • Attend and participate in safety, toolbox and other meetings.

  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor/manager

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

High School or GED or track record of similar work requiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in this job description

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of T.O. Plastics products and processes is preferred

  • Must be able to interact successfully with coworkers and utilize influencing skills as needed to obtain results

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and the company’s ERP system

  • Basic math skills

  • High skill level at operating a forklift

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Strong reasoning ability

  • Process development and adherence

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Time management

Work Conditions/Travel:

  • Fast paced environment around automated manufacturing equipment and forklifts carrying small to large loads

  • High decibel equipment requiring the use of ear protection

  • Potential flying debris and dust

  • Extreme weather to include both heat and cold

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to operate a forklift

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions

  • Ability to lift and adjust inventory as needed to ensure safe storage

Work Environment:

  • As noted above