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Pentair, Inc. Receiving Operations Team Lead in Roseville, Minnesota

Job Description:



The Lead will be the go-to person for Receiving employees and will demonstrate leadership in attaining production goals, objectives, productivity and quality targets.


  • Updates and tracks work center and value stream MDI metrics (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Cash and Culture)

  • Coaches team members on standard work, MDI Metrics and overall work flow

  • Utilizes SAP reports for delivery, cost (efficiency), and parts lookup

  • Supports production and material flow to ensure processes run smoothly and uninterrupted

  • Contributes to business development and planning for defined cells and/or value streams


Human Resources Functions

  • Supports the daily functions and core HR Operations for team member relations, labor relations and risk, hiring and staffing, pay, scheduling, timekeeping, talent management, development and team engagement.

  • Stay current on all available resources, including company communication, to deliver an exceptional team member experience.

  • Responds to team member questions and concerns promptly and courteously, directing them to appropriate resources and leaders for escalation, if needed.

  • Follows company procedures related to HR processes and handling confidential information.

  • Fosters an inclusive, diverse, safe and empowered work culture.

Safety Functions

  • Communicates safety hazards and improvement ideas to team

  • Participates in safety awareness programs

  • Completes hazard identification cards (Hazard, Near Miss, Property Damage, First Aid, Injury)

  • Updates tier safety cross daily

  • Ensures team completes two safety observations quarterly

Quality Functions

  • Understands and trains in accordance with the Quality Policy and ISO 9001 requirements

  • Follows the quality escalation procedure in-case of on-the-line issues which need to be escalated to a cross functional team or manager

  • Utilizes and coaches team members on the red-tag process and how to identify non-conforming material

  • Reviews Quality metric on MDI at Tier I meeting in the morning

  • Trains and coaches operators on what the Quality metric is and how to improve it at a work function level

Delivery Functions

  • Attends weekly 5 day schedule meetings, applies and communicates outcomes to work center

  • Aligns daily resources to meet the 5 day schedule.

  • Highlights Daily material issues and works with necessary departments to create the short and long term solution to the issue.

  • Escalates unresolved issues and opportunities affecting production to plant staff during GEMBA walk.

  • Recommend overtime to meet demand

  • Reviews Delivery metric on MDI at Tier I meeting in the morning

  • Trains and coaches operators on what the Delivery metric is and how to improve it at a work function level

Cost Functions

  • Makes tactical decisions on where staffing is placed based on business priorities for that day

  • Follows up throughout the day on quantity of staff needed for the workload to ensure each line is balanced based on demand

  • Reviews Cost/Efficiency metric on MDI at Tier I meeting in the morning

  • Trains and coaches operators on what the Cost metric is and how to improve it at a work function level

Cash Functions

  • Applies lean principles to minimize waste

  • Processes scrap correctly

  • Reviews Cash metric on MDI at Tier I meeting in the morning

  • Trains and coaches operators on what the Cash metric is and how to improve it at a work function level



  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Associates degree or coursework towards Bachelor’s Degree preferred


  • 5+ Years’ experience in a manufacturing environment

  • ERP System (SAP, MFG, PRO, M2K) experience

  • Prior leadership and training experience desired.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and use of imitative to meet a defined target or project goal

  • Experience of lean manufacturing methodologies and/or continuous improvement


  • Supports the Organization’s Mission, Vision, and Values by exhibiting the following behaviors:

  • Accountability for Performance

  • Committed to high standards of performance and demonstrate personal ownership for getting the job done.

  • Absolute Integrity

  • Committed to honest and ethical business practices in our dealings with customers, business partners, investors, communities, and each other.

  • Customer First

  • Viewing of situations through the eyes of the customer. Striving to make it easy for customers to do business with Pentair. Focusing on improving our levels of quality, service and satisfaction. Tenacious in meeting commitments to internal and external customers.

  • Innovation and Adaptability

  • Actively pursuing continuous improvement, adapting to changing circumstances and applying new ideas.

  • Positive Energy

  • Displaying a positive outlook and taking responsibility for our impact on others

  • Respect and Teamwork

  • Treating others with respect and openness; we collaborate and align with others for team success.

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Ability to work unsupervised

  • Ability to lead and hold others accountable

  • Works effectively with peers, other units, management to accomplish goals and to identify and resolve problems

  • Ability to access all areas of the building to respond to production and warehouse needs

  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively in individual and group situations both orally and in writing

  • Able to learn and adapt to current technology needs, including basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Intranet systems...etc)

  • Able to interpret instructions, reports and information on computer screens and key information on a computer or other devices

  • Physical requirements are standing, walking, lifting and lowering weights up to 50 pounds and with assistance occasionally up to 100 pounds.

  • Able to climb and descend ladders

  • Able to move product efficiently and safely

  • Willing to cross train and work in other areas of the plant, as needed.

  • Flexible work Schedule ( e.g. Nights, weekends) and regular attendance necessary

Pentair is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Diversity and Inclusion:

With our expanding global presence, cross-cultural insight and competence are essential for our ongoing success. We believe that a diverse workforce contributes different perspectives and creative ideas that enable us to continue to improve every day. Race, gender, ethnicity, country of origin, age, personal style, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, life experiences and many more factors contribute to this diversity.

We take ongoing action to improve the diversity of our workforce by:

  • Ensuring leadership involvement and ownership

  • Attracting and retaining diverse talent at all levels

  • Fostering a globally aware, inclusive culture

  • Ensuring our practices are fair and non-discriminatory

At Pentair, we believe the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean, safe water. We deliver a comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven portfolio of solutions enables people, business and industry to access clean, safe water. Whether it’s improving, moving or enjoying water, we help manage the world’s most precious resource. Smart, Sustainable Water Solutions. For Life.

Pentair had revenue in 2019 revenue of $3 billion, and trades under the ticker symbol PNR. With approximately 120 locations in 25 countries and 9,500 employees, we believe that the future of water depends on us.