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Job Title: Shift Leader

Job Summary: The Shift Leader is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a team during their assigned shift. They ensure that all tasks are completed efficiently and effectively, and that team members are following company policies and procedures. The Shift Leader also provides guidance and support to team members, and communicates any issues or concerns to upper management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and direct team members during assigned shift
  • Ensure that all tasks are completed accurately and on time
  • Monitor team members to ensure they are following company policies and procedures
  • Provide guidance and support to team members as needed
  • Communicate any issues or concerns to upper management
  • Assist with training new team members
  • Ensure that the work area is clean and organized
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a leadership role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and reach

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Shift Leader

What is the best way to find and hire a Shift Leader near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Shift Leader applicants. Employers posting their Shift Leader job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Shift Leader applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Shift Leader are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 1 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Shift Leader positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Shift Leader role?
SMS has 92% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Shift Leader job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Shift Leaders are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 116% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Shift Leader applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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