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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: $55,056 - $68,820

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

HOURS: FULL-TIME, 4 - 10s, MONDAY - THURSDAY - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: PURCHASING AND WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY JUNE 14, 2024

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 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 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 & 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. Verifies 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. Reviews all received material in the financial system and confirms paperwork. Works directly with the finance department for all discrepancies on receiving/ invoice paperwork.

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

  7. Assists the purchasing and warehouse supervisor with long-term budgetary material forecasting.

  8. Responsible for updating all material descriptions, including manufacturer part #’s and adding specification 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 turnover ratios to insure minimal stock.

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

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

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

  14. Assist with updating the stock warning report.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s in business, finance or related field (preferred).

  2. General understanding of electric plant construction and materials. 

  3. Three years of experience in warehousing, inventory management, accounting, or operations (preferred).

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

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

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

  7. Excellent oral and writing skills required. 

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

  9. Ability to learn staking sheets, invoices, work orders, service orders, mapping and other departmental processes. 

  10. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. 


Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Knowledge of the CIS/ ABS platforms in NISC (preferred). 

  2. Knowledge of electric utility material.

  3. Ability to analyze and resolve situations and problems. 

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

  5. Ability to use techniques of effective time management. 

  6. Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects. 

  7. Ability to process paperwork effectively. 

Work Environment:

  1. Most work shall be performed in an office setting, with some fieldwork 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 has 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.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / ADA

Inland Power & Light is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.


EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers (www.inlandpower.com) page in English and Spanish.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will provide 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.

DISCLAIMER

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
 

Inland Power & Light will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

BENEFITS

Medical, vision, dental, 401(k), HSA/HRA, retirement plan, PTO, EAP, paid holidays, and disability insurance programs.

APPLICATION

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