Supervisor- Warehouse Shift (D Crew/PM Shift)

First Solar

First Solar

People & HR, Operations
Perrysburg, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Job Description

First Solar reserves the right to offer you a role most applicable to your experience and skillset.

Basic Job Functions:

  • This role will Supervise shift warehouse operations, including leading a team of material handlers in the shipping and receiving of warehouse activities to ensure smooth operations in accordance with standards and procedures. The scope of the role includes assistance in managing allocation of resources, training new associates, conducting audits to ensure proper 5S and procedures are followed for quality and safety assurance, supporting continuous improvement efforts, managing attendance and performance problems, and ensuring accurate inventory.


  • Minimum 3 years of warehouse operational experience.
  • Experience in MHE handling (licensed or certified were dictated by the regulatory requirements).
  • US: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Warehouse Operational Certification or Lean Certification preferred.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of warehouse and inventory control concepts (FIFO, Kanban, cycle counting practices, etc.).
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Ability to coach and lead a team of material handlers.
  • Ability to communicate in English and local language.
  • Meticulous attention to details.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes.
  • Must be team orientated.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervise shift operation, includes supervising material handlers in the warehouse shipping and receiving activities to ensure smooth operations in accordance with standards and procedures.
  • Assist Leads in managing allocation and work assignments of resources to ensure smooth operation; will provide coverage during headcount shortage.
  • Ensures correct workflow in the area to maintain the inventory accuracy.
  • Conducts minor troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Ability to perform daily receiving/shipping documentation, particularly computer data input.
  • Ensure issuance of material in accordance with requestor requirements in proper UOM.
  • Assists in training for new shift associates.
  • Assists in ongoing audits of process and product quality and safety.
  • Responsible for material handling and supply stocking to allow maximum productivity during shift.
  • Ensure and maintain inventory accuracy, striving for 98% accuracy.
  • Maintains and upkeep all equipment preventive maintenance schedules and records.
  • Manage attendance and performance problems and take appropriate disciplinary action.
  • Ensure shift operations are carried out in compliance with work rules and procedures.
  • Helps foster and build an empowered teamwork that constantly strives to improve performance and quality.
  • Ensure good housekeeping 5S and in accordance with all safety procedures.
  • Promotes a culture of safety.
  • Supports and/or participates in Warehouse Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Maintain and supervise warehouse cost control.
  • Ensure on time preventive maintenance of all warehouse MHE, tools and equipment; verify/signoff maintenance checklist or delivery order.
  • Coordinate shunting or interplant truck operation.
  • Assure adherence to all First Solar processes and procedures, including ISO9K, ISO14K, 45K, safety, housekeeping, etc. Ensures compliance with all good housekeeping standards and 5-S standards.
  • Accountabilities:
    • On time delivery of materials to production floor.
    • On time receipt of incoming materials.
    • Minimize Safety incidents (Recordable, MHE High Impact incidences etc.).
    • Zero Recordable.
    • Inventory Accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position will be responsible for managing the Warehouse operations supporting the Module Manufacturing operations.


  • May travel up to 10% of time, including internationally.

Estimated Salary Range:

  • $51,900-$74,000 annually

Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift.
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis.
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis.
  • 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required.
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures.
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis.
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards).
  • All associates working on the production floor may be required to wear a respirator at any given time and thus, the ability to wear a respirator is a condition of employment and continued employment (requires little or no facial hair).

Office Physical Requirements:

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. To best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check and any other tests that may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.