The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Foreman - Material Handling in Portland, Oregon
Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.
At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.
To assist the management team with communication, supervision and administration of corporate policies at the shop floor level. Supervise and coordinate activities of crane operators, riggers and mobile equipment operators. Responsible for the safe operation of equipment and movement of materials. Responsible for the enforcement of all material handling procedures and OHSA laws in regards to material handling.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.
Interpret company policies to assigned workers and enforce safety regulations.
Establish and/or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules, using knowledge of crane operation and rigging equipment
Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product, and suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of operations
Analyze and resolve work problems or assist workers in resolved problems
Record and maintain records involving attendance and disciplinary measures
Perform rigging work along with leads and other workers
Give directions to crane operator engaged in hoisting loads
Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, discharges and disciplinary measures
Maintain time and production records
Ensure that all rigging work meets federal safety requirements and standards as established by OSHA
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Basic computer skills
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Ability to read drawings, plans and blueprints
Ability to occasionally position self to perform rigging work, transfer rigging tools or equipment
Ability to occasionally ascend/descend ladder, steps, ramps, stairs, scaffolding and whirley crane
Ability to move rigging equipment weighing up to 20 lbs frequently and up to 50lbs occasionally
Experience and Education
Proven experience with overhead bridge cranes, whirly cranes, hydraulic cranes or related
Experience with rigging and mobile equipment
Rigger and Crane Operator Certifications preferred
High School Diploma or Equivalent OR 10 years related experience
License or Certificate
*Certifications applicable to assigned area (i.e. Welding Supervisor Certification)
Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)
Workaround traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment
Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces
Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.
Work in confined space, move through manway and tank openings
Occasionally lift/carry 11-50 lbs and push/pull a maximum of 50 lbs
Safety Equipment Required
Steel Toed Shoes
Other PPE may be required per assigned area
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.
Company: Gunderson, LLC
Functional Group: Production