UniCarriers Americas Corporation
  • 431 - Material Control
  • Marengo, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Material Control Supervisor

UniCarriers Americas Corporation

UniCarriers is growing! Consider a fulfilling career at a company where you can progress professionally with your level of expertise. Working at UniCarriers could give you the opportunity to contribute to:

  • Inventory Management & Accuracy
  • Process Performance
  • On-time Delivery of Parts to Assembly/Manufacturing Lines
  • Receiving Dock Management and Receipt Accuracy
  • Kaizen/Lean Project Leadership
  • Staff Development and Training


Don't let your career go stagnant; take the next step and join our team!


Job Description

Looking for a self-sufficient, energetic, self-starter who has the capability to act independently in the supervision of the material control operators in both the production warehouses and receiving docks. This individual must also be adaptable to a rapidly changing environment, while ensuring on-time deliveries and inventory accuracy with effective utilization of manpower and resources. Must be able to use lean and root cause analysis tools to drive improvements in productivity and quality.


Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and leads employees in the achievement of Safety, Quality, Time, Cost, and Environmental objectives related to the following functions: receiving, picking, warehouse management, inventory accuracy and control.
  • Communicates daily objectives. Discusses problems and/or issues from previous day and instruct corrective actions taken. Motivates associates to ensure that productivity and quality standards are achieved or exceeded.
  • Ensures good housekeeping and safe working conditions and behaviors are present at all times.
  • Ensures that all processes are properly documented, updated, and all employees are trained to these processes in accordance with UCA's Quality Management System. Propose, lead and implement new or improved methods, techniques and procedures for processing inventory more efficiently through all aspects of the warehouse operations.
  • Maintains employee records for attendance, vacation, tardiness, etc; adjusting payroll record inputs as required.
  • Ensures that required maintenance of warehouse equipment are reported and completed in a timely manner.
  • Reviews receiving and picking results to established goals. Implements corrective actions when below goal.
  • Responsible for providing cross training. Provides training to personnel on RF bar code equipment.
  • Responsibilities may involve work after normal office hours and on weekends.
  • Develop and lead continuous improvement activities to increase performance in all aspects of the operation.
  • Coordinates and conducts staff performance reviews; approves individual staff goals & objectives and establishes training objectives.
  • Ensures assigned departments' operating principles meet customer requirements and enhances overall UCA financial performance.
  • Always acts in a professional and courteous manner, representing UCA's highest standards of business conduct; exhibits a positive attitude, sharing information with co-workers as appropriate and works to promote a cooperative, productive teamwork environment.


Job Requirements

  • Business or Technical college degree desired.
  • Minimum of three years previous experience in warehouse management.
  • Exposure to a heavy equipment-manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with federal workplace safety regulations, and environmental protection regulations.
  • Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Certifications, Licenses and/or Registrations: Forklift License.
  • Minimum Microsoft Office including Word & Excel; MICROSOFT DYNAMICS AXexperience desirable.


Company Overview

UCA's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Marengo, IL which is about 30 miles east of Rockford and approx. 30 miles west of Schaumburg. 

While the UniCarriers name has only been around a short while, the story of our company is, in reality, the history of three companies that span more than 100 years.

  • Barrett Industrial Trucks was founded in 1914, and was a pioneer in bringing a new generation of electric powered equipment to the material handling market.
  • TCM founded the forklift manufacturing industry in Japan, producing the first ever Japan-made forklift in 1949.
  • Nissan Forklift began operations in 1957. With its acquisition of Barrett in 1988, it became the first Japanese manufacturer of all five classes of material handling equipment in the U.S.

Today, UniCarriers provides forklifts throughout the world. The UniCarriers Americas facility in Marengo, Illinois, sets the standard for forklift manufacturing. And we continue to push the envelope, bringing new technology and innovation to our equipment...and the material handling industry.

UniCarriers employs over 4,400 employees worldwide. UCA offers its employees and their families a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package. Benefits that are offered to employees and their families include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
  • 401(K) Savings Plan (Including company match)
  • Training & Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending /Dependent Care Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
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