Material Coordinator IV - Shipping / Receiving - Manufacturers

  • Job Reference: 425084764-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Heatec, Inc.
  • Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Material Coordinator duties include but are not limited to material handler, forklift driver, cycle counter, and shipping/receiving clerk. This position is broken out into five (5) different levels of responsibility based on duties assigned. In general, the position will operate a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stock/restock as well as check, count, organize, incoming parts, materials and supplies to verify items and quantities received, and note damaged or defective items following standard procedures. Support production by loading and unloading material, supply various work cells with parts and product, disposition, consume, and ensure that material is properly labeled. This position can receive, prepare, ship, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or parts yard while adhering to Astec's standards for safety, quality, productivity and accuracy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (to include but not limited to)

Material Handling/Forklift Driver
  • Operate any material handling equipment following established safety guidelines
  • Assign all incoming and outgoing product with work order numbers, disposition inventory tracking software when shipping/receiving/picking and transfer organized material to designated staging area
  • Loads and unloads material in a safe fashion, verifies that incoming and outgoing material is free from damage.
  • Supply all work cells with materials and proactively anticipates needs
  • Process and assist all inbound/outbound, stocking, picking, and additional warehouse functions
  • Loading and unloading truck shipments and stocking the warehouse shelves
Receiving/Cycle Counter
  • Sort, count, package, label, and unpack inventory received
  • Ensure correct parts and materials are delivered to production cells in a timely, organized and safe manner to facilitate continuous manufacturing operations
  • Assists in maintaining the overall organization, security and safety of the warehouse
  • Break down and sort mixed product pallets for appropriate warehouse stocking
  • Prepare receiving bay area for in-bound shipments. Taking care to keep the receiving bay area clean, orderly, and clear of empty cartons, pallets, or debris
  • Receive and inspect incoming materials to determine if material meets specification on purchase orders, receive acceptable or reject damaged items, record actual quantities received, label items, and transport items to proper areas for distribution and storage
  • Communicate with procurement or manufacturing inventory teams to rectify damages, errors, defects, loss, or shortages
  • Process and assist all inbound/outbound, stocking, picking, and additional warehouse functions including inventory cycle counts and physical inventories as directed
  • Process return merchandise authorizations (RMAs), and dealer returns, in accordance with warehouse expectations
  • Prepare orders for shipment using accepted packaging guidelines in accordance with the pick ticket, customer freight requirements, using inventory control software, and package for shipping
  • Count, weigh or measure items for outgoing shipments and/or provide shipping quotes
  • Reconcile shipping documents and make corrections as necessary to reflect accurate information. (i.e., domestic/international bills of lading, invoices, orders, pick lists and other documents for the movement, receipt, or sale of materials)
  • Load materials onto pallets to optimize space and best utilize freight space, pack and secure outgoing shipments with shrink wrap to protect from damage
  • Ship using all procurement approved carriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.)
  • Prepare and stage items for shipment by truck, UPS, and FedEx, ship and receive materials, verify and keep records on outgoing shipments and create bills of lading (BOLs) for shipments
  • Monitor and maintain product and supply inventory levels in work area, notify the supervisor when materials get to the restocking point, and stock shelves in the warehouse
  • Maintain positive, cooperative working relationships by working, interacting, and communicating with various personalities getting along with customers, vendors, co-workers and management working both individually and as part of a team; display professional attitude; complies with company dress code.
  • Follow and actively support all company policies and procedures, to include a primary emphasis on safe operations
  • Follow Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity program guidelines at all times
  • Follow proper safety procedures at all times
  • Wear personal protective equipment as required
  • Document assigned tasks as required
  • Perform work according to supervisor's directives when requested
  • Follow and actively support all company policies and procedures, to include a primary emphasis on safe operations
  • Clean work area daily
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REQUIRED (may include but not limited to)

  • See minimum requirements for each level below
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Job-related Skills and Abilities
  • Interpersonal written and verbal communication and comprehension skills when interfacing continuously with Production employees, Lead/Supervisors, and Service and Supply Chain departments
  • Express criticisms and concerns in a way that promotes teamwork and a positive work environment.
  • Effectively multitask, handle a high volume of work independently, meet production line work requirements consistently, task/detail-oriented to ensure inventory accuracy, and handle multiple distractions while maintaining a focus on goals of department
  • Flexible and adaptable in coping with pressures, deadlines, and rapidly changing situations to meet frequent changing demands for parts on the production line
  • Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement
Language Skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to print and speak in simple sentences
Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals in US standard systems and apply to practical situations
  • Knowledge and understanding of US standard measurements
Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to apply understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to effectively deal with problems which involves a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Willingness to work from 10:00 am until 7:30 pm M-F if Split Shift
  • Willingness to work additional hours when required
  • Knowledge of and ability to use and influence organization's policies, standards and procedures guiding manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of strategies and tools for controlling and optimizing the factors that lie between the purchase of raw materials and delivery of finished products
  • Knowledge of processes, tools and operational considerations for effective and efficient movement of goods and materials throughout the manufacturing cycle
  • Knowledge of day-to-day operations of a manufacturing plant or facility
  • Valid driver's license and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and drive between plant locations and local destinations multiple times daily if required
  • Required to carry $100,000/$300,000 liability insurance coverage on any personal vehicle used for company business. Mileage reimbursed through expense reports submitted to the Company's accounting department.

  • Overhead and jib crane operation experience
  • Metric knowledge and understanding

Levels of the Material Coordinator Position

Levels will be determined based on education, experience and equivalents.
  • Material Coordinator I
This is the training/entry level. The employee works in a learning capacity performing a range of receiving, material handling, and shipping duties while receiving close supervision by supervisor and/or MC4/5.
  • Two (2) years' experience working with high-volume levels similar to 500+ work orders, 500+ purchase order lines, and/or 100+ sales order lines daily
  • One (1) year of experience or ability to learn how to read and interpret bills of material (BOM's) and engineering drawings
  • One (1) year of experience in product distribution and warehousing with logistics and supply chain management experience, exposure to quality control or parts management at a production facility
  • One (1) year of forklift operation experience
  • Material Coordinator II
This is beginning level. The employee works in a learning capacity performing a range of receiving, material handling, shipping..... click apply for full job details