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MHE Team Leader

Posting Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 202 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Directly works with suppliers and vendors to regarding inventory management and third-party repairs. Oversees material handling equipment (MHE) inventory, purchasing processes, and places orders as needed to replenish stock. Leads MHE team and assigns work tasks to partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, training and developing partners; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining partners; scheduling, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Works in conjunction with upper management to determine pay; and budget for department.
  • Oversees material handling equipment workflow, repairs, and maintenance team.
  • Works closely with third-parties to ensure repairs are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Maintains material handling spare part inventories.
  • Monitors repair documentation and preventative maintenance work order processes (internally and for third-parties).
  • Documents and tracks material handling equipment assets and usage.
  • Assists with other maintenance related tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of material handling equipment and repairs required.
  • Advanced knowledge of inventory management processes required.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical troubleshooting procedures required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Intermediate mathematical skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of SAP reporting and transactional applications.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to off-site and out-of-town locations.
  • Ability to work on-call and flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to research information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to use knives/box cutters.
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery/ hazardous equipment.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift/pallet jack.
  • Ability to use precision hand tools.
  • May be required to drive in accordance with the BGC Driver policy.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Three or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education required.
  • Completion of vocational or technical school preferred.
  • Associates Degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • Material handling equipment training preferred.
  • OSHA 10 Certification preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to stand or walk.
  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Occasionally required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 75 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop or crawl.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in an industrial environment.
  • Frequently exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-weather).
  • Frequently exposed to extreme heat conditions (non-weather).
  • Frequently exposed to hot surfaces.
  • Frequently exposed to wet, slippery or damp conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to industrial odors, fumes and dust.
  • Frequently exposed to heights.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside temperatures and weather.
  • Occasionally exposed to cleaning agents.
  • Occasionally exposed to confined spaces (ex. air vents, crawl spaces).
  • Noise level varies.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Tyler