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Shift Coordinator

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Date: 11-Jan-2019

Location: Decatur, IL, US

Company: Tate & Lyle

The Shift Coordinator (SC) will be responsible for all the associated duties described below to support plant business needs.  This role will serve as the key link between the plant operating area the SC is assigned, the maintenance/electrical group, and plant management to ensure the most appropriate resources are engaged in problem resolution and the operating area is meeting safety, quality, and production goals. It is the responsibility of the SC to take general direction from the area manager game plans and coordinate, delegate, and follow up on the efforts of the area technicians to meet those objectives. In the absence of specific direction, the SC has the responsibility for developing a game plan to avoid or overcome issues. To that end the SC is required to meet the below expectations:

  • Ensure the team operates and communicates in a safe manner
  • Daily safety topics are held, safety incidents are reported, near misses are addressed
  • Ensure team functions at high level
  • Tracks and monitors quality and other operational parameters ensuring corrective actions are in place when the process is out of defined parameter or specification.
  • Team member development- track technician skill block progression, conduct scheduled, periodic reviews. Facilitate teaching and training.
  • Tracks and monitors area GMP ensuring corrective actions are in place when standards are not being met.
  • Strong technical skill set
  • SC must be a technical resource, advanced level troubleshooter, strong communicator
  • Understand in detail the interaction of their area with the rest of the plant and potential outcomes of process decisions.
  • Coordinate the off shift mechanical/ electrical resources through job evaluation and prioritization
  •  Utilization of  the PC to determine area priorities with respect to plant priorities
  • Evaluate need for mechanical or electrical support after all others means have been exhausted (can the techs fix)
  • Strong communicator, both verbal and written forms
  • Required to talk through game plan with area technicians at the beginning of each shift and follow up throughout the shift to ensure progress or problem resolution
  • Complete both a written and verbal turnover with the incoming SC
  • Understands who, when, and how to contact appropriate management personnel when a problem or conflict escalates beyond their or the teams’ level.  This includes DR, AM, Engineers.
  • Maintain and support a working relationship with the PC, area DR, and other area SCs to ensure consistent and timely communication between areas and plant management as area issues and problems are encountered.


Nearest Major Market: Decatur