INVENTORY SPECIALIST

Empower your future. Inland Power is looking for the best and brightest talent. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team committed to safe, reliable service at great rates.

SALARY RANGE: $49,980- $62,475

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: 4 - 10s - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: PURCHASING & WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUG. 19, 2022

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The inventory specialist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, forecasting, cycle counting, receiving, charging and reconciling warehouse material.

CORE COMPETENCIES

1. Quality Work: Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with all departments and co-workers to implement systematic changes.

2. Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products and/or processes involved. Duly perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

6. Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed. Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

7. Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers, board of trustees and membership.

8. Professionalism: Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

9. Support of Cooperative Goals: Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

10. Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists with forecasting material purchases for inventory and non-Inventory warehouse items.
     

  2. Responsible for weekly Four Lakes and Trentwood warehouse cycle counts & monthly outside warehouse cycle counts. 
     

  3. Responsible for researching and reconciling all material variances to confirm accurate material is charged to work orders.
     

  4. Charges all warehouse picklists in the financial system and confirms all warehouse documents are up to date and attached to the service order/work order.
     

  5. Responsible to receive all material in the financial system and confirm all paperwork.  Deals directly with Accounts payable for all discrepancies on receiving/ invoice paperwork.
     

  6. Responsible for making tool purchases to insure minimum tool stock level and monitors budget level.
     

  7. Responsible for assisting Engineering & Finance with long term budgetary material forecasting.
     

  8. Responsible for updating all material descriptions, including manufacturer part #’s & adding spec drawings to all existing items.
     

  9. Responsible for adding all new items requested by the standards committee to the financial system and works with engineering to add items to assemblies.
     

  10. Assists with managing stock levels by monitoring turn over ratios to insure minimal stock.
     

  11. Adds assemblies to the work order when a field engineer is not involved, and the job is done stake in field by the Line Crews.
     

  12. Responsible to monitor the workflow to keep up with all miscellaneous crew maintenance charge outs.
     

  13. Works directly with engineering to update all assembly as issues arise & confirms each assembly is associated with the appropriate item numbers.
     

  14. Assists purchasing & warehouse supervisor with quarterly material meetings to ensure all departments are aware of material issues and future forecasting.
     

  15. Assist with updating the stock warning report.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Minimum Qualifications:

    • High school education or equivalent required with 3 years of electric utility experience preferred in accounting, operations or member services position

    • General understanding of electric plant construction and materials

    • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, technical material pertaining to electrical, civil and structural disciplines 

    • Knowledge of basic operation and maintenance principles for power systems

    • Knowledge of basic engineering for power systems 

    • Competency in Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & Outlook) and the ability to learn other software applications 

    • Must have considerable skill in effectively dealing with a variety of people under difficult circumstances 

    • Must have excellent phone etiquette and should be able to effectively handle and transmit information over the phone, fax or email

    • Excellent oral and writing skills required 

    • This position requires the ability to work under pressure (possibly in emergency situations) and maintain good internal and external relationships

    • Attention to detail with the ability to multi-task in a team environment

    • Ability to learn staking sheets, invoices, work orders, service orders, mapping, tagging and other departmental processes

    • Must be willing to work any shift and overtime as needed for emergency and outage management when required 

    • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered 
       

  2. Occupational/Technical Skills:

    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel 

    • Knowledge of the CIS/ ABS platforms in NISC 

    • Knowledge of electric utility material  
       

  3. Administrative Skills:

    • Ability to analyze and resolve situations and problems 

    • Ability to organize work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines with a minimum amount of direction 

    • Ability to use techniques of effective time management 

    • Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects 

    • Ability to process paperwork effectively
       

  4. Work Environment:
    • Most work shall be performed in an office setting, with some field work required when obtaining necessary information from outside firms and agencies. Some work may be performed outdoors under various conditions of weather and terrain. 

The inventory specialist shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the cooperative.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If your credentials and interest match this job, please send your completed application, cover letter and resume to: hr@inlandpower.com or mail them to, Inland Power & Light Company, 10110 W. Hallett Rd., Spokane WA 99224-7435, Attn: Human Resources.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.

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