Lead, Material Handler

Operations Support Kent, Washington


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Job Title:

Material Handler Team Lead

Date Open:

May 16, 2019





Reports To:

Logistics Manager

Date Closed:

May 28, 2019








Kent, WA











Responsible for leading the work team in the movement of materials in and out of the facility in a safe, timely and efficient manner, focusing on meeting the needs of both internal and external customers.



  • Establishes daily demand, employee rotation, and appropriate manpower plans.
  • Establishes team goals and communicates progress and results
  • Develops and implements employee training and development plans
  • Monitors material handling processes continually, ensuring that they are being followed.
  • Holds daily communication meetings with all employees to go over all safety alerts
  • Leads safety accountability and improvement efforts for team.
  • Meets routinely with manager to review processes
  • Trains material handlers in all aspects of the job
  • Leads continuous improvement projects
  • Works with Manager to create personal development plans for mid and yearend reviews
  • Trains and tests others for certification authorizing their operation of Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Performs other material handling duties as needed



  • Two (2) years manufacturing or logistics background.
  • Understands, follows and upholds all Quanex cardinal rules and Mikron policies.
  • Strong work ethic with the capability of leading others
  • Good familiarity with OSHA safety standards as well as SPC, good manufacturing practices.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to teach and coach others
  • Good organization skills with the ability to manage workload, and that of others, accurately, and within established timelines.
  • Ability to be flexible with work shift availability.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis.