Warehouse – Materials Specialist
Vernon Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Westby, Wisconsin has an immediate opening for a Warehouse – Material Specialist to perform purchasing, receiving, and warehousing of power distribution material.
The candidate must be a team player, customer focused, with excellent work and safety standards. A minimum of 2 years experience in purchasing, material handling, and inventory control, along with strong computer skills and an associate degree are preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and forklift certification.
Vernon Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and a minimum of three references to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Job Title: Warehouse – Materials Specialist
Department: Operations & Engineering
Reports to: Director of Operations & Engineering
FLSA Status: Non – Exempt
Prepared Date: October 2021
Summary: Primary responsibilities include purchasing, receiving, and warehousing of power distribution material.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Receiving, unloading, verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current.
Prepares Purchase Orders for materials ensuring that unit pricing is accurate monthly.
Physically receives and inspects materials delivered to the Westby and Hillsboro warehouses.
Maintains warehouse, garage, and pole yard areas.
Confers with department heads to ensure coordination of warehouse, construction, and maintenance activities are functional.
Prepares documentation for inventory control records.
Directs salvage of damaged or used material.
Maintains material safety data sheets and ensures material storage compliance.
Maintains records for repairs of vehicles and other equipment.
Coordinates safety meeting agenda and monthly safety and vehicle inspections.
Assists with radio dispatching and maintaining permanent consumer power outage records.
Assists with collecting and preparing PPE (rubber goods) for testing.
Assists with light maintenance in and around the Cooperative’s headquarter facility.
Completes all Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) testing of utility equipment / keeps appropriate records / coordinates shipping of contaminated materials to approved disposal sites.
Completes all other duties as assigned (i.e. assists with special events – membership annual meeting, summer picnics, and other events as needed.)
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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Recommended knowledge of NISC Materials Management Software or ability to learn quickly; have knowledge of database, internet, and inventory software; order processing systems; and Microsoft Office.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Completes projects on time and on budget. Develops and implements cost saving measures.
Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and provide superior customer service to the membership.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in purchasing, material handling, and inventory. Must have strong computer skills and an Associate Degree is preferred.
Must possess valid driver’s license and forklift certification.
What you will need to know:
To apply for a job at Vernon Electric Cooperative, other than CEO/General Manager, you must submit a cover letter, resume and three personal references electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give detailed information about previous job duties and responsibilities. Vernon Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Once a position is filled, all applications for that position will be deleted. Your application will not be kept on file.
If the position for which you are applying requires a degree, a license, or is technical in nature, a copy of college transcripts, licenses, or related training certificates may be required.
Resumes that are submitted for vacant positions will be reviewed and screened to ensure that applicants meet the basic requirements for the position. Information on qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring supervisor for consideration on interviews. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.
Past employment and education history will be verified and applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information to accomplish this. Falsification of information on resumes will result in immediate termination of the application process.
New hires must show evidence of citizenship, legal residence, or authorization to work in the United States in order to be eligible for employment.
A pre-employment physical is required prior to hire date.
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