Welcome to the WAGNER world!

With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Warehouse Lead

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


Title:  Group Lead                                                                              


Reports to: Associate Value Stream Manager                               



Position Objective:  Provides coordination and support to meet operational objectives for Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost for assigned portion of value stream. Encourage culture of continuous improvement throughout assigned portion of value stream.





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Mentors new and existing staff and provides regular feedback verbally or in written from; delegates, monitors, and reviews the progress of assigned work to ensure accuracy and consistency.  Facilitate daily Tier 1 meetings and attend daily Tier 2 meetings to drive assigned area to meet Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost targets



Accountable for the compliance with all safety rules and regulations and prompt corrective action concerning safety hazards.  Coach team to identify hazards and partner with cross-functional team to remove hazards and maintain compliance.  Model safe behaviors.



Maintain the highest levels of product conformance to specifications by assuring standard work is followed and equipment is operating per specifications.  Support cross-functional team to assess performance and implement corrective actions as needed.



Provide leadership to support daily production requirements.  Train backup personnel and allocate labor as required.  Leverage tier accountability system to request cross-functional help to remove obstacles to achieving goals as required.



Reduce overall cost by driving lean principles, including rapid problem solving and cycle time reduction for assigned portion of value stream.



Confidentially handles usual, unusual or difficult inquiries or situations, or may direct to the appropriate individual as needed; may provide documented input to supervisor for performance reviews, corrective action, performance improvement and candidate selection.



Perform other duties as required.



Relationship to Others:


Technical mentor for personnel in assigned portion of value stream.


Daily collaboration with quality, planning, procurement, manufacturing engineering, tooling, and maintenance departments to fulfill production schedule.



Dimensions of Position:

Provide work direction for approximately 5-20 operations personnel for assigned portion of value stream.



Education and Experience:



High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required; post-secondary education or certification in Lean Manufacturing, Process Flow, or related field preferred.


Strong working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, 5S, and continuous incremental improvement.



At least three years’ experience in a customer responsive, lean manufacturing/ assembly/ distribution operation. Forklift certification or license.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis