Logistics Operator
 Newburyport, MA

Logistics Operator

Location: USA, Newburyport MA

Function: Procurement & Logistics

This non-exempt position has progressive responsibility for supporting the Production Department through direct responsibility within the scope of Materials Handling, Staging, and Transportation. In this role, he/she has designated responsibilities based on proven experience and designated work assignments. He/she has basic responsibilities to fulfill assigned demands as set forth by the Operations Manager and or their appointed leader/supervisor. He/she is responsible for handling, positioning, and movement of raw materials, semi-finished, and finished product.

Principal Accountabilities/Main functions

  • Uphold and follow company safety, environmental and quality standards and procedures.
  • Inform leadership/management about all incidents, accidents, and near misses within 24 hours after the incident occurs.
  • Separate, clearly mark, and communicate defective material or material that is not properly labeled, identifiable, or does not fulfill other quality requirements.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement projects.
  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of warehouse equipment, warehouse(s), and inbound/outbound areas within associated facilities.
  • Work in a group concept; self-motivated; and able and willing to work cross-functionally.
  • Take the initiative, respond immediately to problems, and take a proactive approach.
  • Be honest, reliable, embrace diversity, be transparent, be team oriented.
  • Be accountable for your actions, be positive, and recognize the impact of your behavior.
  • Know and follow all laws, rules, and policies that apply to one's job and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.
  • Diligently participate in compliance programs and or related activities as denoted by supervisor or manager.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Act as the main contact person for shift supervisors and production manager.
  • Proven ability to train new and experienced employees.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a positive and team-oriented work environment across shifts and departments.
  • Drive and maintain 5S and continuous improvement within their area of responsibility.
  • Proven ability to act as a trusted point of contact for employees when shift supervisor is absent for questions regarding safety, quality, teamwork, and productivity.
  • Ability to establish a close working relationship with production supervisors and other departments.
  • Willingness to participate in targeted training and development opportunities (which may include regional and or overseas travel for a limited period [1-4 weeks]).

Hiring Requirements:

Ability to:

  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and present challenges to leadership.
  • Work in a fast-paced warehousing and or manufacturing environment, while being able to make sound decisions.
  • Complete reports and correspondence.
  • Read and understand work orders to determine job staging requirements.
  • Identify issues and take actions to resolve.
  • When in doubt of mechanical, quality or safety, stop and ask leadership for assistance.

Physical Requirements:

  • Repetitive reaching overhead, under and across throughout shift.
  • Repetitive bending, stooping and twisting throughout shift; push and pull up to 420 lbs with mechanical assistance; reach overhead with hands and arms; bend, kneel, crouch, and climb throughout the shift.
  • Physical and mental ability to work 40+ hours per week and stand 8 hours per shift; required to sit, balance, crouch, kneel and climb stairs; lift and carry up to 50 lbs; reach below waist level and overhead with arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Travel is primarily within a 5-mile radius of the plant; occasional travel may be required within a 60-mile radius from the main facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED, preferred.
  • Possession of a current valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Basic math skills and ability to use calculator and measuring tools.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate, as well as perform basic math and basic computer knowledge.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Minimum 6 months sustained employment in a manufacturing environment.
  • Certified or ability to become certified in operation of fork truck.
  • Experience working with computers in a manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with 5S Safety requirements.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.