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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Logistics

Ottawa, Kansas, US

Apply by:  20-01-2019

Materials Supervisor

Kalmar Solutions LLC, the leading global supplier of container & load handling equipment and
services, is seeking a Materials Supervisor 

Purpose of the position

Based in the Ottawa, Kansas USA region, this position is responsible for warehousing, shipping, receiving and material handling activities.  This includes direct supervision for approximately 20 hourly employees and properly utilizing lead personnel to drive continuous improvement actions for Key Performance Indicators. Via interaction with other department supervisors, improve service to internal customers through the use of Lean enterprise activities, with a keen understanding of the appropriate warehouse and material handling methods.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Constantly build, train employees to meet Company Safety, Cost, Quality and Delivery objectives
  • Establishing or Adjusting work procedures to meet warehouse demands as dictated by production work schedules and work flow
  • Develop, implement and maintain solutions for improving material flows through the factory using Lean Principles to include storing and staging materials for line side presentation
  • Maintains Inventory Control through regular cycle count procedures, reconciling variances, improved practices, ERP system applications and coordinates Physical Inventory activities
  • Closely works with the Materials Analyst and Planning personnel to ensure a “Plan For Every Part” is actively practiced
  • Coordinates with Sales and 3rd party transportation for the timely delivery of completed units to customers by over the road and / or vessel shipments
  • Coordinates for over the road and overseas container shipment of components to associated assembly facilities
  • Ensures material handling equipment is properly utilized and in a safe operating condition

We expect from you


  • Bachelor’s Degree in associated field



  • Knowledge of Lean principles in a warehouse setting
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years in Warehouse and Materials supervision
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years in Logistics coordination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Familiar with Microsoft applications and prior ERP experience preferred

We offer you

Kalmar offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans, paid vacation and 9 paid holidays.

Further information

For further information please contact Lori Pheigaru 1-785-229-1147.

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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