FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Become A Material Coordinator

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Material Coordinator

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $46,150

    Average Salary

What Does A Material Coordinator Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Material Coordinator

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

Show More

Show Less

Material Coordinator jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Material Coordinator Career Paths

Material Coordinator
Materials Planner Planner/Buyer Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
6 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Materials Planner Senior Buyer Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Planner/Scheduler Materials Planner
Material Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Senior Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Materials Supervisor Material Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Planner Planning Supervisor
Materials Planning Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Analyst Logistics Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Logistics Coordinator Logistics Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Senior Manager Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Logistics Coordinator Operations Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Materials Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Show More

Average Length of Employment
Material Scheduler 4.1 years
Production Planner 3.9 years
Materials Planner 3.4 years
Material Lead 3.3 years
Material Analyst 3.1 years
Parts Coordinator 3.0 years
Lead Coordinator 3.0 years
Planner 2.9 years
Material Processor 2.8 years
Coordinator 2.6 years
Expeditor 2.5 years
Material Handler 2.4 years
Top Employers Before
Buyer 7.4%
Supervisor 5.0%
Manager 4.0%
Top Employers After
Buyer 11.4%
Supervisor 3.2%
Manager 3.0%

Material Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Male

61.7%

Female

36.5%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

78.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.4%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.6%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.9%

French

5.6%

Carrier

3.7%

German

3.7%

Russian

3.1%

Tagalog

1.9%

Portuguese

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Mandarin

1.2%

Italian

1.2%

Japanese

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%

Swahili

0.6%

Estonian

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Dutch

0.6%

Hmong

0.6%

Bosnian

0.6%

Aramaic

0.6%
Show More

Material Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

28.7%

Michigan State University

6.7%

University of Houston

4.9%

Ashford University

4.6%

Austin Community College

4.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.9%

Strayer University

3.9%

Kaplan University

3.9%

Trident Technical College

3.7%

Central Texas College

3.7%

University of Alaska Anchorage

3.7%

Ohio State University

3.5%

Community College of the Air Force

3.5%

Columbia Southern University

3.5%

Nicholls State University

3.2%

Indiana Wesleyan University

3.2%

Iowa State University

3.0%

Troy University

2.8%

Houston Community College

2.5%

Texas A&M University

2.5%
Show More
Majors

Business

40.7%

Supply Chain Management

7.0%

Management

6.7%

General Studies

5.3%

Accounting

5.0%

Criminal Justice

4.4%

Computer Science

3.1%

Education

2.7%

Marketing

2.7%

Health Care Administration

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.3%

Communication

2.3%

Psychology

2.1%

Project Management

1.7%

History

1.7%

Industrial Technology

1.7%

Mechanical Engineering

1.6%

English

1.5%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

35.3%

Other

32.2%

Associate

15.0%

Masters

9.0%

Certificate

6.8%

Diploma

1.1%

Doctorate

0.3%

License

0.3%
Show More
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Material Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Materials Management Coordinator TECK Alaska Incorporated Anchorage, AK Nov 01, 2013 $119,933
Materials Coordinator Bechtel Oil, Gas &Amp; Chemicals, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $81,245 -
$102,000
Planner-Materials Coordinator Schlumberger Technology Corporation Sugar Land, TX Oct 23, 2013 $80,912
Materials Coordinator Bechtel Power Corporation Edwardsport, IN Nov 30, 2009 $68,307 -
$103,980
Material Coordinator/Pscm Specialist Advanced Supply Chain International, LLC Anchorage, AK Jan 06, 2016 $64,697 -
$70,958
Procurement Raw Materials SAP Coordinator Celanese Ltd. Dallas, TX Nov 06, 2007 $60,588
Material Coordinator National Oilwell Varco L.P. Houston, TX Mar 10, 2014 $60,000
Material Coordinator DNOW, L.P. Houston, TX Mar 31, 2014 $60,000
Material Coordinator Otscon, Inc. Columbia, MO Sep 29, 2010 $43,826

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

Top Skills for A Material Coordinator

DepartmentSupervisorsPurchaseOrdersVendorsProceduresSafetyStorageInventoryControlRawMaterialsLogisticsProductionSchedulesCycleCountsCustomerServiceInventoryLevelsDataEntryHazardousMaterialsInventoryManagementMRPMaterialRequirementsMaterialsCoordinatorMaterialInventory

Show More

Top Material Coordinator Skills

  1. Department Supervisors
  2. Purchase Orders
  3. Vendors
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Communicate with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects.
  • Prepared purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.
  • Interview vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services and prices.
  • Regulated all safety procedures and maintained compliance with company's Zero injuries philosophy.
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers.

Top Material Coordinator Employers

Material Coordinator Videos

A Day in the Life -- Supply Chain

×