Janicki Industries Published: September 28, 2018
Hamilton, WA
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It is the responsibility of the Materials Specialist to support the Receiving and Materials department functions. The Materials Specialist will support production by maintaining production material stocking levels, performing inventory reviews, and staging material for production use.

This position has three levels. Level I utilizes and perfects the essential job functions. Level II will act as back-up for the Level I position, and Level III will act as back-up for levels I and II while performing higher level Supply Chain functions, and assisting the Materials Supervisor with various tasks and projects as needed.


  • Performs all daily tasks in both Material and Receiving department following JI procedures
  • Operates a forklift for loading and unloading pallets safely from a truck or from shelves
  • Counts, weighs and checks incoming material and supplies to verify completeness of shipments against purchase orders, pack slips, and bills of lading
  • Holds items in quarantine for disposition
  • Contacts the requester for destination
  • Matches paper purchase orders with pack slips
  • Assists anyone who comes to the department for materials
  • Labels and validates all materials received via approved JI identification tags, per JI process
  • Fills out transfer tags for internal move transfers and disperses these items when received
  • Stocks consumables to designated locations
  • Checks and resupplies stock of chemical supply cabinets, infusion supply room, and tool room consumables
  • Stages resin and hardener drums for loading onto the pumpers and tabbing activities for production
  • Performs proper storage and distribution duties of composite manufacturing direct and indirect materials in support of production activities
  • Monitors first in and first out practices. Checks and recognizes materials that are near expiration date and alerting production for use
  • Performs inventory cycle counts as required and material recounts for inventory reconciliation
  • Monitors cleanliness and organization of warehouse and work space
  • Ensures safe working practices are adhered to
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Behavior: The incumbent must work well under pressure, meeting and completing multiple deadlines. The incumbent shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Being at work on time and maintaining good attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS LEVEL II (in addition to back-up for Level I)

  • Initiates non-conformance report, places non-conformance report on material for MRB cage, and works with QA for disposition
  • Maintains and performs production freezer inventory
  • Fills out and updates proper documentation for time and temperature sensitive materials
  • Reviews stock points and metrics
  • Monitors and maintains stock levels of consumable expensed items adjusting Min and Max levels
  • Enters all receivable documentation into applicable system
  • Scans copies of the pack slips and purchase orders into appropriate files
  • Collects and processes work order documents to assemble material kitting orders, tracking, and costing

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS LEVEL III (in addition to back-up for Level I and II)

  • Reviews and analyzes material forecast for direct and indirect material usage
  • Maintains stocking levels through requisitions for direct and indirect production materials
  • Communicates with Supply Chain Management for continual improvement and product implementation
  • Monitors compliance to policies and ensures best practices are adhered to
  • Works with Purchasing on Return Merchandise Authorizations
  • Acts as focal for all material movement through the Receiving department
  • Assist the Materials Supervisor to resolve complex receiving issues
  • Works with Finance/Purchasing at month end to help close the financial reporting
  • Reviews production drawings and Bills of Materials to verify adequate stock on-hand
  • Maintains part and material traceability from receiving to production



Due to our ITAR and EAR regulations, applicants must be a US Citizen or of Legal Permanent Resident Status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b (a) (3).


High school diploma or GED required
Some forklift experience is required; must be able to be trained and pass certification
Previous warehousing experience
Must possess basic math skills; must be able to work independently

Must have effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language
Must possess comprehensive PC skills, including MS Office (Excel/Access/Word/PowerPoint)
Must have capability to learn and use new systems
Must be able to function in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Fabric, resins, and various hazardous chemicals and fillers. Scales/measuring devices, ladders, forklift, pallet jack. Computer, Multi-Line phone, Fax, and Scanner/Copier/Printer.


Must be able to work in a hazardous environment; exposure to chemical fumes is common. Heavy lifting is required: must be able to move and load 220 lb rolls of fabric from pallet to fabric tree, must be able to move 500 lb drums of resin from pallets onto drum stands with assistance. Position requires constant activity; must be alert. A high degree of hand/eye coordination and concentration is required.

Janicki Industries is an EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran Employer.

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