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Inventory Control Specialist at Valmont Industries

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Valley, Nebraska

Job Description:
28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position

This position ensures the accuracy of work-in-process and raw material inventory records using cycle counting and transaction auditing tools. It is expected that this position demonstrates the core values of the Valmont Way and shows respect toward others. The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent organizational skills and a strong commitment to continuous improvement.

Essential Functions

  • Reconcile actual counts with specific work in process and raw material locations and inventory balances
  • Review inventory data for accuracy and compliance with procedures
  • Report results of audits and conditions causing errors and omissions in inventory transactions to appropriate management
  • Identify parts and/or specific locations of material to be audited and analyzed
  • Report incorrect or inadequate part identification found during audit process to the department lead or supervisor
  • Report damage or unusable inventory found during audit process to appropriate personnel
  • Assure that inventory transactions are processed appropriately
  • Perform follow-up and approval for WIP audit adjustments
  • Identify and adjust cumulative work order errors
  • Perform special transactions for alternate routing and bills of material
  • Perform inter-site transactions and audits as required
  • Analyze, document, investigate and report inventory discrepancies to identify reasons for variance
  • Inform and train operating personnel regarding inventory control methods and procedures as directed
  • Provide recommendations for innovations and improvements to all inventory processes, procedures and controls
  • Review QAD item set-up, including bill of material and routing to check for accuracy when resolving inventory problems
  • Draw comparison between data setup and blueprints and report discrepancies to engineering

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • 1+ year of relevant work experience
  • The ability to carry, lift or move up to 50 lbs. although the most frequent weight manipulated is under 20 lbs.
  • Full proficiency in the use of a calculator, weigh counting scale and imperial tape measure
  • A working knowledge of using e-mail
  • The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime when required
  • The ability to work in various climates including outdoors during inclement conditions
  • The ability to operate a forklift, use a pallet jack, and drive a pickup truck
  • The ability to pass forklift truck requirements within 90 days
  • Excellent communication, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Exposure to a Lean manufacturing environment and the ability to work on a Lean Team
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Excel and Word

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • The ability to work as a team member with production, planning and accounting groups reporting variances and identifying causes for variances
  • The ability to effectively interface with supervisors, set up and lead personnel, shop floor employees, production control, accounting and purchasing personnel
  • The ability to function independently

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email