Cell Team Leader

1st Shift (6:00 am - 2:30 pm)

Huntley, IL

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Responsible for directing warehouse employees in department, including adherence to work schedule and assignment; employee training; evaluating staffing requirements, administrating safety, communication, teambuilding, efficiency discipline, vacation scheduling, etc..

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned

  • Develop a strong working relationship with the clerical staff to ensure timely and consistent communication and understanding of both the receiving and shipping department concerns.
  • Develop a strong working relationship with the warehouse team at all levels to ensure timely and consistent communication and understanding of both floor issues
  • Ability to handle responsibilities effectively and interface with internal and external customers
  • Direct the development and implementation of activities in warehouse areas to meet goals, quality and cost objectives
  • Keep management team informed of all pertinent information and developments
  • Responsible for ensuring all employees adhere to Company policies, practices and safety guidelines
  • Ability to adjust to the changing needs of a fast-pace warehouse environment
  • Initiate with management disciplinary action when warranted
  • Provide input for employee performance evaluations
  • Keep track of tools and equipment that are needed to pick/ship orders and ensure they are in good working order
  • Ensure all preventative maintenance is performed on all equipment and tools as required
  • Ensure orders are picked/shipped accurately
  • Ensure products are shipped on time
  • Active with troubleshooting and continual improvement of process
  • Foster employee empowerment and lean thinking
  • Recommend and distribute overtime per company policy
  • Generate and enforce rotation schedule.

Attendance/Punctuality Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Ability to lead up to 10-15 people in a fast paced manufacturing/office environment required.

Qualifications to perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Good attendance is required
  • Ability to work as a team with all members of the cell, as well as able to work independently
  • Adhere to and enforce safety requirement
  • Responsible for communication with support groups as required for support
  • Must be able to read schedules, bills of materials and customer order forms


Education and/or Experience High School Diploma or equivalent, plus 2-5 years’ experience in fast pace manufacturing or distribution environment.

Language Skills Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

Mathematical Skills Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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