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Material Handler at Thales Avionics, Inc. (IFE) in Irvine, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Location: Irvine, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

Thales is currently seeking a Material Handler to join the Thales Avionics, a subsidiary of Thales USA team in Irvine, CA. The Material Handler is responsible for the success of assigned functions within Thales IFEC and the Distribution Center. Primarily, the Material Handler is responsible for site success through lean distribution/manufacturing and best-in-class warehouse management strategies. Specific duties include Freight Management, fulfilment of Inbound Operations (Unloading and Receiving), Warehouse Operations (Pick-Pack-Pull, Order Fulfillment, Inventory Management), and Outbound/Transportation Operations (Shipping, Carrier Relations). The Material Handler works directly with the Distribution Center Operations Manager to develop effective strategies and relevant objectives that increase productivity and control carrier expenses.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Analyze SAP data in support of Distribution Operations Process shipments, validate inventory movements, and make recommendations to management on optimal processing methods


  • Maintain relationships with internal customers


  • Work with Material Handling, Manufacturing, and SCM to develop daily delivery schedules


  • Reconciliation of Material Handling transactions


  • Maintain historical shipment data trafficking of freight movements, ensuring adherence with transit time commitments and POD’s


  • Assist to fulfill material requirements for Distribution Center Activities


  • Maintain on-time delivery to OEM’s and Airlines Creation of export documentation in accordance and compliance with US regulations


  • Ensuring inventory accuracy and integrity are upheld


  • Development of continuous process improvement plans and initiatives


  • Maintain operational plans to support customer shipments and production needs (will involve working Saturdays and some Sundays)


  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment for all employees


  • Create and sustain a culture to support lean initiatives and promote lean values


  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Utilizes small hand tools, scales and operates material handling equipment such as forklifts, skids, pallet handlers and hand trucks


  • Interfaces with other functional areas such as receiving inspection, production control and assembly departments in order to coordinate shortages or expedite stock problems


  • Create and sustain a culture to support lean initiatives and promote lean values


  • Understand revenue goals and timelines and develop appropriate plans


  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


Required Skills and Experience:


  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business workflows related to a warehouse distribution center.


  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and other communications related to the warehouse distribution center. 


  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


  • SAP or other ERP system experience


  • Proficiency with MS Excel (V-lookup, pivot tables, etc.)


  • Presentation skills are a plus


  • APICS, CPM classes and/or certification desired


  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds


Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please contact us at talentacquisition@us.thalesgroup.com.





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