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Zekelman Industries Shipping Foreman in Chicago, Illinois

Wheatland Tube Corporation, a division of Zeklelman Industries, seeks a Shipping Foreman for our facility located in Chicago, IL. Reporting to the Production/Warehouse Manager, the Shipping Foreman is responsible for shipping and warehouse operations including achieving on-time quality shipments to company customers through the safe, efficient and economical utilization of shipping materials and hourly personnel. This position supports third shift, which runs from 10pm – 6am.


  • Coordinate the assignment of labor personnel to the corresponding jobs and tasks to meet warehouse/production goals

  • Provide a leadership example in plant safety initives and programs

  • Ensure stacking and loading procedures are followed to prevent injury to personnel and damage to material

  • Implement warehouse projects and action plans to achieve production and shipping goals

  • Supervise and develop employees by training, cross-training, upgrading, evaluating, reviewing and disciplining

  • Document all injuries through lntelex and follow through on any corrective actions

  • Works with Quality Control Department regarding quality issues and ensure customer and quality standards are met at time of shipment.

  • Ensure a safe work environment for all employees

  • Reports any process and equipment problems and take initiative with corrections and repairs

  • Communicate with sales as needed to generate improved performance

  • Monitor and direct cycle counts to maintain correct inventory

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives whereby minimizing downtime and improving production/warehouse efficiencies

  • Build and maintain a positive work environment for warehouse/production personnel


  • Minimum of an Associate's Degree with emphasis in supervision

  • 3+ years supervisory experience in a manufacturing/warehouse environment

  • SAP experience preferred but not required

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and follow through on projects

  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as required

  • Strong decision making, problem resolution, communication and organizational time management skills along with strong background in preventative/predictive maintenance, lean manufacturing and reliability engineering desired

  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role

  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low cost, high quality medical and dental benefits. In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting and much more.

ID: 2020-2438

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Street: 4435 S Western Blvd