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Shift Administrator Materials Handling
Title:Shift Administrator Materials Handling
Department:Shipping Support
Shift:1st Shift


Directs and coordinates activities of Material Handling for Glass Plant locations by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Provides guidance and leadership to subordinate leaders to help them effectively plan work, direct team activities, and establish work priorities.

  • Ensures subordinate leaders and their employees receive appropriate training/coaching to meet and exceed job expectations. Identifies, recruits and develops employees as future leaders

  • Establishes work-measurement program, establishes metrics and key performance indicators, and evaluates team and individual process and performance

  • Researches and deploys short and long term improvements to improve safety and efficiency

  • Develops departmental budget and plans capital needs for the future

  • Determines resource needs across shifts and plants

  • Provides positive and negative feedback to employees verbally and in writing

  • Ensures that work processes are implemented uniformly across shifts and plants

  • Anticipates future needs to support growth and determines resource and capital support requirements

  • Actively drives and ensures all team members are engaged and focused on creating a safe work environment

  • Establishes material handling and quality control standards and develops and administers budget and cost controls to effectively produce products and monitor achievement of profitability goals

  • Provides material handling decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.


  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of PGT’s mission -- specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to meet customer needs and corporate objectives regarding product service.

  • Motivates and encourages all team members to actively participate in 5S initiatives, achieving/sustaining world class levels. Develops all team members and provides the proper training and tools to achieve quality at the source across the product line(s).

  • Coaches and encourages active participation by all team members in problem solving activities helping them develop their skills utilizing Lean tools.

  • Identifies specific operator knowledge/skill requirements and communicates recruitment and training needs to Human Resources and Workforce Development.

  • Helps develop or revise standard operational and working practices and verifies that subordinate leaders require worker compliance with standards.

  • Leads/facilitates continuous improvement activities to drive improvement in safety, quality, delivery and cost through Kaizen and other world class techniques

  • Participates in meetings with key personnel to review, discuss and refine the material flow

  • Ensures proper support/coordination of line trials and production training including start-up and debug.

  • Participates in post-project evaluation of new product introductions.

  • Plans material operations, ensuring priorities, sequences and operational schedules for manufacturing products in accordance with company practices.

  • Reviews production and operating reports to help determine material handling constraints and creates plan to improve

  • Confers with subordinate leaders and co-workers in cross functional leadership

  • Researches and helps develop short- and long-term improvements to material handling processes to maximize efficiency, improve throughput and maintain safety.

  • Provides positive and negative feedback to employees verbally and in writing. Documents feedback through Confirmation of Conversations (COC).

  • Conducts or participates in annual performance reviews for employees




Leads salaried leaders, hourly leaders and hourly employees



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. Dealing with Complexity, Informing Others, Leadership, Supervision, Hardware Specifications, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Product Development, and Presenting Technical Information.



  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Supply Chain/Logistics Certifications preferred (Certification by National Association of Purchasing Management and/or C.P.M. Certification (through Institute for Supply Management) or APICS Certification, CLA, CLT)

  • Four years experience in receiving, shipping, or warehouse operations with at least three years experience as a leader

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word/Excel)

  • Strategic planner with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus

  • An energetic, forward thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image

  • Experience in lean manufacturing and world class manufacturing best practices

  • Ability to analyze data and develop data-based solutions.

  • Must be able to work without supervision and manage under stress to meet deadlines.

  • Budget development and oversight experience



  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills to communicate effectively at all levels of the Company.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

  • Ability to develop and coach team members



Proficient in Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry



  • Strong logic skills to understand and organize work flow

  • Ability to conceptualize effects of changes on interrelated activities

  • Strong planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or analytical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

  • Must be able to analyze situations promptly and accurately.

  • Must have ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical decision-making skills.

  • Ability to form good judgments in critical situations.

  • Must be able to deliver results through others.






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.

  • Manufacturing floor and office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

  • Minimal physical demands, such as occasional bending, stooping and walking.



Ability to travel occasionally domestically.


Occasional: activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequent: activity exists 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.




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