I recently took a position as a Team Captain. I report to my Team Leader who then reports out of department to an operations manager who manages multiple departments with hundreds of people. I handle almost all of the same tasks as he does without a few minor tasks. However, when he is ill or on vacation I assume the role entirely.
I find the term "team captain" a bit childish. From what I've been seeing online, the two words are used interchangeably. I feel his position should be "manager".
We decide everything together, and always consult each other, but I feel there is a large gap there between operations manager and team leader. Team Captain reporting to a Team Leader I find confusing. If anything wouldn't the Team Captain be in charge? The Captain of the ship, while the Tr Lead (still being within the team and doing team duties, be the "right hand man"? I need to make suggestions because I would like to use that title but also don't want to take away from his title or coworkers thinking I am lying or trying to over step.
What are industry standard job titles that would fit the situation I have described?