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Shipping Lead

Watertown, SD, US




Position Overview

This position oversees inventory control function such as manual and clerical duties related to shipping, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing and delivering a variety of materials, equipment and supplies. This position will be responsible for maintaining the production plan by studying and recommending improvements to production control methods, receives incoming material, stack and arrange in proper storage area, and establishing inventory levels by studying supply usage patterns and forecasts. Handles complex issues and problems and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.



  • Adhere to and promote Terex safety policies and procedures
  • Adhere to and promote The Terex Way Values
  • Reviews production schedules and parts picking routines and notifies vendors/suppliers of parts needs
  • Ensure each work area has appropriate and ample materials at all times
  • Remove waste items from the production area
  • Analyzes material flow problems, determines causes, then takes corrective actions such as the design of mistake-proof distribution processes, simplification of sight recognition of parts, shortening of distances, timing of deliveries, etc.
  • Operates material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks or dollies to move stock or reorganize storage
  • Maintain clean work area and participate in 5s standards
  • Coordinates with production control, purchasing and supervisors to align build proper sequence
  • Helps coordinate implementation of ECN & change orders/deviations
  • Actively engage in team problem solving
  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Provide skills, training, and mentoring to other Terex team members
  • All other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience at Terex in a materials role and/or 4+ years of experience in materials


Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent experience
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Understand and demonstrate basic computer skills
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of subject matter.
  • Computer skills, equipment operation, tool operation, judgment, interpersonal skills, math, reading and writing
  • Able to cover any of the primary material coordinator roles or similar demonstrated capabilities in prior work experience.
  • May provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to subordinate group


Physical Requirements of the Job

Physical requirements of the job are classified as medium to heavy. Physical demand requirements are in excess of light work. Medium to heavy work is defined as:

  • 10 to 40 pounds of force frequently, may include pushing, pulling and lifting
  • 40 to 100 pounds of force occasionally with assistance of machinery or others to move objects
  • Ability to stand on concrete for 10+ hours per shift


Specific Competencies

  • Possess good mechanical aptitude
  • Effectively communicate with all team members
  • Function as a team member and contribute to group goals while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision in a responsible manner
  • Recognize potential safety hazards and take appropriate actions to minimize risks
  • Maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information
  • Demonstrate acceptable attendance for company standard; provides adequate notification; aware of impact on organization
  • Take initiative to recognize areas of opportunity and resolve with appropriate action
  • Identify problems, works towards root cause elimination utilizing appropriate problem solving methods   
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills
  • Offer assistance and helps others where needed, backs up others
  • Willingness to be flexible to learn new skills based on the need of the company    
  • Consistently performs to Takt Time or quoted, and meets established metrics by performing quality work in accordance to SOPs for the area with minimal errors
  • Work to improve processes within their work area – uses appropriate tools to find and eliminate waste and to reduce overall business costs
  • Continuously search for new and better ways of doing things; challenges the status quo and sets stretch goals; works across boundaries to achieve common goals; strives to continuously improve oneself


Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota