Material Specialist I

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Milwaukie, OR, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive, part of Vehicle Service Group is a world leader in driveline disconnect technology. Our heritage comes from making WWII surplus Jeeps easier to drive on the road with the first unlocking hubs. We continue today by making disconnects for cars, trucks, and SUVs around the world. These trusted technologies come from years of innovation and listening to our customer's needs. We have a bright future ahead so come join our growing team at Warn Automotive.

Essential Functions:


The essential functions of this position require prioritizing and completing all assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner, adjusting for changing priorities and availability of resources, and demonstrating initiative in identifying additional job-related tasks to be completed when time permits.


1. Work to support accurate inventory control system: (a) Research and practice inventory control, (b) Support production through moving raw materials, subassemblies and finished goods, (c) Fill orders and/or route materials to other teams. (d) Complete complex inventory transactions using ERP system in a timely and highly accurate manner, (e) Verify and stock materials and/or supplies on shelving/racks or in specified floor locations in an efficient, accurate and organized manner, (f) Conduct system driven cycle counts.

2. Ensure accuracy of inventory, while role modeling this behavior for other team members, in a way that supports business need: (a) Ensure that others follow process, (b) Drive process improvements through organization, material flow and making suggestions for positive change, (c) Actively check inventory for accuracy and report inconsistencies.

3. Collaborate with Warn Automotive’s leadership and team members during team meetings, system reviews, safety meetings, and other forms of problem-solving discussions to further define and improve department strategies designed to meet and exceed quality objectives. Participate meaningfully in Warn Automotive’s safety activities like R3, Safety Committees, Safety checklist/audits, team Safety projects, etc., as directed or requested.

4. Serve as a role model for and mentor less experienced or new Material Specialists. Responsible and efficient time management, commitment to exceeding quality and production expectations, professional and respectful communication, and safe work habits. May train other Material Specialists on process and procedure as directed and provide necessary follow-up and guidance to achieve professional development objectives.

5. Complete special projects and other duties as assigned to meet team, department and organizational goals while actively demonstrating accountability and responsibility for achieving desired outcomes and measureable results. Special projects and assignments may include, but are not limited to, (a) supporting all work areas by completing tasks within the assigned team to provide necessary support and coverage as directed, as well as an assignment to rotate to another team as required to meet production requirements, (b) writing or updating training manuals, and/or (c) offering input during Warn Automotive’s selection process.

6. Communicate in a professional, respectful and courteous manner with all employees, customers, vendors, visitors and others with whom we may work or interact. Contribute to a successful work group through positive interactions, active listening, meaningful collaborations, and the constructive exchange of ideas designed to meet or exceed the organization’s strategic goals.

7. Accountable for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in assigned area. Responsible for design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, including a self-assessment and report to management.

8. Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area.

9. Performs other various duties as may be assigned.


Availability Requirements:


Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions of this position, the importance of personal interactions with coworkers, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent availability, accessibility, and presence on-site.


Approximately 40 hours / week may be required to efficiently perform the job duties of this position, including presence at designated internal and external meetings. This position may also require availability and accessibility to respond to and address emergencies and critical situations outside of normal business operating hours in the early mornings, evenings and/or during weekends. Overtime may be scheduled and required to meet departmental needs.



Required Education and/or Experience:


1. HS diploma or equivalent is preferred.

2. 1 year experience manufacturing material handling experience preferred.

3. 1 year experience utilizing basic business computer skills.


Required Qualifications:


1. Must be detail oriented.

2. Must be safety oriented.

3. Must have basic reading, writing and numerical abilities.

4. Must have basic business computer skills for use in automated ERP inventory/tracking systems.

5. Ability to effectively problem-solve.

6. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

7. Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, customers and visitors.

8. Must have previous forklift experience.

9. Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

10. Ability to facilitate activities necessary to a project’s completion.

11. Must be enthusiastic about adopting Warn Automotives’ Core Values: Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit, Winning Through Customer Focused Innovation, Respects and Values People, Expectations for Results, and High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust.





Language Skills:


Ability to read, write, verbalize and comprehend instructions and correspondence in English. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers, clients, and other team members. Conflict resolution. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and customer service skills.


Mathematical Skills:


Must have mathematical skills equivalent to those required under degree requirement.


Physical and Visual Activities:


Standing, Walking, Sitting, Lifting, Carrying, Balancing, Stooping, Reaching, Handling, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Acuity-Far, Acuity-Near, Depth Perception, and Field of Vision.


Physical Demands:


Very physical position. Requires a combination of sitting, standing, and walking. Requires frequent lifting up to 50 pounds and occasional pushing/pulling/lifting up to 150 pounds with assistance.


Environment/Atmospheric Conditions:


Must be able to work in an office environment as well as a shop environment as job duties require. May be exposed to loud operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals, and vapors.


Machines, Tools Equipment, Software:


Personal computer, fax machine, copy machine, other office equipment, Microsoft Office. Will frequently use hand tools, forklift, hand truck and pallet jack.


The 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. The information contained in this job description is intended to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this or similar positions and additional duties may be assigned.



Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Oregon : Milwaukie

Sub Division : VSG Warn Automotive

Job Requisition ID : 48219

Job Segment: ERP, Forklift, Warehouse, Research, Technology, Manufacturing