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Manager, Tool Crib

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-11165


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Manager, Tool Crib

The Challenge

Responsible for Tool Crib operations to support Manufacturing Operations and Maintenance to reduce production downtime. In accordance with guidelines, the Manager, Tool Crib purchases spare parts and tools for the Tool Crib and is the direct contact for vendor-managed inventories in the Tool Crib.

What you will Do

  • Maintain accuracy of crib inventory and corrects disparities within the inventory management system.
  • Manage the tool crib staff and their activities to maximize efficiency of employees and vendors. Perform annual employee performance reviews and develop employee’s skills through training and support. Responsible for managing new inventory items when requested by plant and setting up critical spares.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects in the crib for various crib systems.
  • Plan and maintain parts inventory and supplies to minimize production down time.
  • Responsible for assigning items to Crib Attendants for cycle counting. Review reports and close out cycle counts.
  • Ensures written instructions for the crib are developed, reviewed, and updated as needed.
  • Examine daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports as necessary and develop corrective plan/action if needed.
  • Primary contact for Vendor Managed Inventory.
  • Reviews and approves purchase requests pertaining to the crib with a focus on ROI.
  • Informs suppliers of quality issues and acts to reconcile issues.
  • Identifies optimum reorder points based on delivery times and usage per item.
  • Ensure entire team has necessary tools and equipment to perform tasks in a safe and efficient manner. Plays a leadership role in plant safety program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Requirements:

  • A degree in a maintenance related field
  • 7+ years minimum prior relevant experience
  • Experience in inventory management or maintenance parts/crib experience, or equivalent experience and education
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with inventory management software or sound IT background
  • Proven communication skills including communicating directly with vendors

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in a technical field
  • Management of staff experience
  • Purchasing experience in manufacturing setting
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.
  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds.
  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots.
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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