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Safety and Yard Lead

Company Name:
Sleep Number
For over 25 years, we''ve been changing the way the world sleeps--one person, one sleep experience at a time. We are the designers, manufacturers, marketers and servicers of the revolutionary Sleep Number bed. Designed and crafted in the United States, Sleep Number offers consumers an innovative and individualized line of beds and bedding. Our products are exclusively available through our national, multi-channel distribution network, which includes 400 company-owned Sleep Number stores across the United States.
This position is based in Irmo, SC, where 150+ employees are dedicated to making all lines of bedding for Sleep Number. The facility opened in 1997, and is home to seasoned employees who love what they do.
The Safety and Yard Lead supervises and leads all safety activities within the Order Fulfillment and Sewing Departments, including training and compliance with codes of safe practices and procedures. This position will evaluate employee performance relative to safety in order to make recommendations to the Team Manager for employee development and discipline. Further, the Lead will resolve issues impacting safety and recommends and/or implements process improvements, in addition to managing the trailers in the yard, fork lift maintenance, and the yard truck.
Run and present monthly safety training across all shifts for the OF Department
Coordinate the maintenance and repair of forklifts.
Maintain and review the daily forklift status reports from the operators
Review forklift concerns and issues with employees. Revoke licenses if appropriate.
Develop and runs reports for internal and external communication including the yard and trailer chock report
Manage all trailers in the yard and transports trailers to third party warehouse and other destinations as needed
Maintain and review the maintenance of the yard truck
Training of new team members on appropriate safety processes and procedures
Conduct Orientation for Temporary Employees on Select Comfort safe forklift practices and procedures
Coordinate efforts with team members and floor supervisors to organize and clean the warehouse and the yard
Work with operators and other team leads to assist in receiving, packing, and shipping activities when needed
Conduct team meetings as needed; lead weekly meeting for each department
Comply with Codes of Safe Practices and work in accordance with company safety policies and trains designated team members to do the same
Participates in cycle counts and physical inventory as needed
Coordinate hand-offs and communication with Floor Supervisors that work on other shifts
Recommend and/or implement process improvements for the work area
Handle expedited requests for material needed by the shipping team lead which may include items that need to be retrieved from our third party warehouse or trailers that need to be moved and unloaded quickly
Report any escalated issues or questions to area Team Manager
Backfill for the Receiving Floor Supervisor when needed
2-3 years of work history in a warehouse or production leadership role preferred
Experience with an automated inventory control system (i.e. scanner, ship labels)
High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred
Individuals in this position will be required to earn forklift certification
Commercial Driver''s License (CDL)
Must be able to understand and communicate written and verbal instructions in English
Must be able to follow a production schedule
Must be able to demonstrate good problem solving ability and leadership
Must be able to communicate effectively with plant and corporate leaders
Must be able to lead in a team environment and develop positive relationships with co-workers
Intermediate computer skills required (for data entry into standard screens and building excel and access files to manage and organize work on the floor)
Must be able to operate simple hand tools (i.e. utility knife, tape gun, etc.)
Ability to safely use hand trucks
Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs. on a regular basis and perform repetitive bending and twisting motions
Must be able to stand 8.0 hours or more per shift
Must be able to work overtime as required, including weekends
The work environment includes moving equipment, a moderate noise level and some fluctuations in temperature
Date: 2014-04-30
Country: US
State: SC
City: Irmo
Postal Code: 29063
Job Type: Fulltime

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