Smithfield Foods

Wave Planner

ID
2017-6022
US-IN-Greenfield
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
3 months ago
Category
Logistics/Transportation/Supply Chain/Whse
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Shift
2nd Shift

Overview

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

 

The Wave Planner is responsible for allocating orders, releasing work to the warehouse floor, balancing workflow, and ensuring inbound and outbound truck turn times are within acceptable levels to meet customer needs. Assigns and monitors the work including staging, wave times and pick assignments for various teammates.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  1. Assigns and monitors distribution including staging, wave times and pick assignments for various teammates.
  2. Ensures proper order allocation by shipment ID or shipment line depending on the load.
  3. Prepares trailer loading reports for all outbound loads, organizes/prioritizes the paperwork to each loader as they complete loads.
  4. Prioritizes any inbound loads, notifying receivers if necessary.
  5. Receives completed paperwork for both inbounds and outbound loads with discrepancies and finishes appointments. 
  6. Checks for any shorts that can be filled or were cut unnecessarily and any other special requests before closing out the trucks.
  7. Determines which doors or yard locations trailers should be positioned.
  8. Ensures the proper people are in the appropriate areas and on the correct equipment to evenly complete work in the queue. 
  9. Observes priorities of all work and manages priorities of live loads, to make sure we have prioritization of work and loads in the queue.
  10. Responsible for escalating any system problems.
  11. Assists co-workers with questions regarding system issues or picking.
  12. Responsible for taking roll call during emergencies at mustering point.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1-2 years of related experience and/or training.
  • Previous experience working in a distribution center environment where processing of customer orders was completed, preferred.
  • Computer skills including experience with a Warehouse Management system, Microsoft Office, SAP and other office equipment.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced setting, managing multiple priorities and effectively work in a team environment.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • May be required to work long hours, holidays and weekends.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand, use hands and/or fingers to grasp, handle, feel, reach and pull; and talk or hear. Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

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