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Inventory Control Specialist at First Solar Inc

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Perrysburg, Ohio





Job Description:

Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world’s energy mix.

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Primary Job Functions:

2nd shift: 4pm-12:30am

Monday-Friday

Ensures SAP transactions are performed accurately and in a timely manner.  Ensures First Solar Core Values are adhered to and promote teamwork to achieve the company’s mission.  This role is accountable for shipment processing (finished goods/non-finished goods), scheduling pick-ups and creation of shipment documentation.  In addition, this role is also responsible for updating internal tracking systems and communicating shipment status to the requestor(s).  Position supports the department’s continuous improvement activities, assist with physical inventories and cycle count activities as well.  Ensure compliance to established Sox Controls & Import/Export regulations.

Basic Job Functions:

Ensures SAP transactions are performed accurately and in a timely manner.  Ensures First Solar Core Values are adhered to and promote teamwork to achieve the company’s mission.  This role is accountable for shipment processing (finished goods/non-finished goods), scheduling pick-ups and creation of shipment documentation.  In addition, this role is also responsible for updating internal tracking systems and communicating shipment status to the requestor(s).  Position supports the department’s continuous improvement activities, assist with physical inventories and cycle count activities as well.  Ensure compliance to established Sox Controls & Import/Export regulations. 

Experience:

• Minimum of 3 years of warehouse (shipping/receiving) experience required.    

• Cycle counting experience beneficial. 

• SAP experience preferred

Education:

• High School or GED equivalent required.

• College course work, certification or formal training highly desired.

Required Skills:

• Knowledge of inventory control procedures and practices

• Organized, attentive to detail & functions with a high degree of accuracy

• Ability to analyze and solve problem effectively

• Excellent  communication skills (verbal and written)

• Knowledge and understanding of computer applications (SAP experience a plus)

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

• Responsible for the resulting inventory and data entry reports and their accuracy

• Assist with physical inventories and monthly cycle count activities.

• Analyze and investigate inventory variances.  Implement correct actions as needed to reduce/eliminate variances.

• Assist with finish good and WIP inventories activities

• Process outbound shipment requests. 

• Prioritize shipment requests based on the requestor delivery dates.        

• Process offsite warehouse shipment requests.  Update internal tracking system(s) as necessary to reflect offsite shipments.      

• Support the creation of shipping export/import documents.         

• Support continuous improvement activities.  

• Serves as a back-up to other key Inventory Control positions.

• Established and promotes good housekeeping and safety practices.

• Maintains a proper level of communications and fosters team building.

•  Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

• Will sit, stand or walk short distances for  up to 12 hours per day

• Will climb stairs on an occasional basis

• Will exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push or pull on a seldom basis

• Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on a frequent basis

• Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects repetitively on a frequent basis

• 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required

• Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures

• May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis

• May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis

• Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards)

• All associates working on the production floor may be required to wear a respirator at any given time and thus, the ability to wear a respirator is a condition of employment and continued employment (requires little or no facial hair)