Company: Ocean State Job Lot
Location: North Kingstown
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Conveyor Manager is responsible for the effective operation
of the conveyor system which drives the Ocean State Job Lot
distribution operation. This role partners with the Distribution
Center (DC) operations team to maximize the productivity and
throughput of conveyable goods. The manager leads the sort deck
operations team and the conveyor mechanic team to assure safe,
productive functioning of the conveyor with optimized uptime and
throughput. Additionally, the Conveyor Manager leads and drives the
utilization of the warehouse control system (WCS) that directs the
conveyor activities. This individual effectively identifies and
resolves issues, monitors productivity, and defines data reports
that guide management plans and decisions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead team of maintenance mechanics and sort deck operators to
safe, cost effective, and productive operation of the conveyor
system. Maintain a working knowledge of all aspects of the conveyor
Define sort deck operations processes and procedures to
effectively run the conveyor in support of the waving and picking
schedule in place each day and each shift.
Establish, implement, and manage a preventative maintenance (PM)
program that meets or exceeds manufacturer recommendations and that
maximizes conveyor operation time and cost effectiveness.
Partner with the DC operations team to decide PM schedules and
necessary break/fix work to give flexibility to continue operations
to the maximum extent possible.
Track and report all conveyor maintenance activities and problem
resolution. Ensure processes are in place to drive continuous
Determine and maintain appropriate spare parts inventories.
Identify and engage external sources for materials and equipment
not carried on site.
Manage outside contractors. Be available on call for emergencies
with the warehouse.
Build, train, oversee, and develop a high performing work team.
Encourage excellent performance and behavior aligned with company
values. Conduct performance management reviews of maintenance
mechanics and sort deck operators to support the professional
development of DC associates.
Ensure that teams have the appropriate tools and systems to
effectively execute their jobs including equipment, system access,
Motivate and mentor team members to work collaboratively and
effectively to achieve goals and make a consistent effort to go
above and beyond.
Mitigate conflict and communication problems among team
Work with DC operations leadership to understand, implement, and
audit safety programs. Ensure that all safety programs and
procedures are followed.
Facilitate technical and safety trainings for DC associates.
Work with DC leadership to develop, set, and track budgets and
capital spending plans.
Develop tools and reports in the WHizard system (WCS that
directs the conveyor) that provide leadership with visibility
around performance and effective problem resolution.
Maintain a working knowledge of industry trends and direction.
Bring innovative ideas and solutions to the operation to help drive
improvements. Develop and design innovative solutions to difficult
- Manage multiple internal and external projects and daily
activities. Manage and meet deadlines. Develop and track plans on
how to accomplish operational goals.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
10+ years experience in conveyor maintenance (5 or more years
managing a conveyor maintenance function).
Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, business
administration, computer science, information systems, or a related
- Highly proficient in Google platform (i.e. sites, slides,
drive, docs, sheets) and analytic tools.
Leadership: You are a leader and exhibit that in your everyday
work. You pride yourself on leading a diverse team, engaging
associates, and holding people accountable. You develop future
leaders; you have direct experience managing others and have been
responsible for supporting their performance. You have excellent
judgment and integrity.
Effective Communicator: You possess strong communication skills
and have the ability to build and maintain a culture of trust and
respect. You enjoy working with associates and customers.
Team Oriented: You form strong partnerships inside and outside
of the organization. You are capable of embracing the ideas of
others (even if they conflict with your own) for the sake of the
company and the client. You commit time, focus, and energy to
develop future OSJL leaders by motivating them around a common
purpose and vision.
Passionate: You must be passionate about optimizing DC
operations and logistics; we love seeing hunger and ambition.
Organized: You lead by example in serving all of our
stakeholders: customers, owners, communities, and fellow
Negotiation: You are driven to communicate, persuade, plan,
strategize, and cooperate to help people achieve compromise and
move DC operations and logistics forward.
- Planning and financial management: You manage time, tools, and
resources to meet goals. You understand contracts, financial data,
and financial management systems.
Work primarily in a distribution center environment. Physically
active position including bending, squatting, lifting, climbing in
support of maintenance activities. Portion of time will be
sedentary, with near vision use for reading and computer use.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform essential functions.
This job description does not list all the duties of the job.
You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other job
duties and tasks, some of which may be essential to the position.
Management has the right to revise this job description at any
time. The job description is not a contract, either express or
implied. You are an at-will employee, meaning either you or the
Company may terminate your employment at any time, with or without
Keywords: Ocean State Job Lot, Warwick , Conveyor Manager, Other , North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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