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Working As A Materials Specialist

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $23,220

    Average Salary

What Does A Materials Specialist Do At General Electric

* Overall ownership of material ordering, availability, and scheduling targeting 2-week inventory levels, at a minimum
* Oracle and Digital Cockpit expert
* Ensure systemic accuracy of inventory
* Rescheduling materials for pull ins (expedites) and push outs (for inventory control)
* Daily Shortage root cause investigation and resolution
* Partner closely with suppliers focusing on: Packaging needs, min/max planning.
* PCNs, as they relate to old/existing parts, materials replenishment planning, root-cause problem solving,
* Conduct daily walks on the floor and the receiving dock to investigate and resolve material issues
* Support material transfers, supplier reviews w/Sourcing
* Field Modification Instruction, as appropriate - ordering material, formulating schedules
* Supplier visits, as needed - internal and external
* Manage Phase In / Phase Out (NPI) to minimize obsolete material
* Provide supply analysis data and recommendations as necessary
* Assist in cycle count efforts as determined
* Support tool development for prediction of material issues
* Support all lean activities, initiatives, and action workouts

What Does A Materials Specialist Do At Catalent Pharma Solutions

* The position will perform daily work assignments accurately, in a timely and safe manner.
* The position will have sound technical aptitude and perform multiple projects at a time.
* This position is capable of working with moderate supervision.
* Follows SOPs for incoming receipt, quarantine/release processes, supplies ordering, work order management, inventory control (including management of expired items), inventory management system transactions, warehouse management, cycle counting and shipments as appropriate.
* Ensures accuracy of labeling and proper storage of incoming receipts, including receipt in the inventory management system.
* Provides timely receipt documentation to Finance.
* Initiates all Quality Assurance (QA) release documentation for critical materials and as needed, will support QA in the release of materials.
* Manages and prepares all domestic and international ambient and temp controlled shipments for delivery.
* Management of all work orders which includes printing, timely picking and staging of all materials, issuing materials to and closing work orders upon completion.
* Picks and stages all materials for the site on a FEFO basis for use in production and labs.
* Monitors expensed supplies and inventory and places orders to assure adequate supplies are maintained.
* Coordinates and is the primary contact person(s) with outside vendors to establish pickup and delivery schedules and/or any resolution of issues.
* Conducts regular inventory cycle counts and is a key team member in the yearly physical inventory.
* Recognizes deviations from standard procedure.
* Develops and/or supports the development of departmental SOPs.
* Maintains effectiveness of the Quality System.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Materials Specialist Do At JLG Industries

* Develop and manage the flow of materials between plants and off-site stored materials.
* Update PFEP database with required information.
* Coordinate with Purchasing as appropriate in regards to order points and replenishment quantities.
* Maintain all Kanban cards.
* Work with supply base to establish Kanban and other alternative procurement methods.
* Insure that all production items have a defined PFEP as outlined in our 8 step material flow PFEP process through coordination with Materials, Logistics, Purchasing and Engineering.
* Coordinate with GPSC and suppliers to insure that PFEP is followed on every delivery and any alternatives plans are approved.
* Insure that PFEP on items meets or exceeds the targeted inventory turns improvement, logistics savings, and packaging savings targets.
* Coordinate with SIOP process to insure that PFEP supports the required production schedule.
* Coordinate with Engineering to process al CN’s to set the right effectivity date for all changes and insure the PFEP is updated for any new item, revised item, or obsolete item.
* Develop a Point-of
* Use (POU) display to present material to manufacturing working with Industrial Engineering.
* Investigate Container packaging including, standard pack quantity (SPQ), preferred packaging, returnable packaging, and custom packaging.
* Establish material flow routes, route layouts and material handling methods for delivery, and storage of material as part of the Site Logistics Plan.
* Develop an inventory buffer plan.
* Maintain and modify MRP parameters.
* Monitor inventory levels at assigned plant to include safety stock, WIP, obsolete, and production stock.
* Other materials-related projects and assignments as required

What Does A Materials Specialist Do At Avnet, Inc.

* Plans, directs and coordinates activities related to the purchase, handling, control, storage, packaging and delivery, of materials.
* Manages inventory profile and mix.
* Involved with inventory turns, supplier on time delivery, cost reduction, part master accuracy and supplier management.
* Provides support for the material and product groups.
* Involved in various stages of procuring, processing, delivering, and pricing of inventory.
* Interprets, analyzes, organizes, and formats data for dissemination to materials and sales personnel.
* Provides liaison services between sales and program management for order status and problem resolution.
* Purchases inventory for stock in support of business.
* Manages inventory aging as appropriate to meet the goals of the business.
* Job Level Specifications:
* Thorough knowledge of principles, theories and concepts in area of professional expertise.
* Is competent in all job functions and has general understanding of the industry practices, techniques and standards.
* Develops solutions to a wide variety of problems and works on projects requiring evaluation and analysis.
* May refer to policies, practices and precedents for guidance but determines best course of action to achieve results.
* Work is performed independently requiring judgment and discretion.
* May receive some limited guidance for new assignments.
* Work may be reviewed for overall adequacy.
* Interacts with management and professionals within department and other parts of the organization.
* May represent department externally on projects or with clients.
* Actions impact the success of the overall department and sometimes the organization.
* Failure to accomplish work or erroneous decisions will result in delays to projects, loss of revenue or allocation of additional resources to remedy

What Does A Materials Specialist Do At Tad PGS, Inc.

* Will provide material support to both internal and external customers on the maintenance of locomotive rolling stock.
* To actively contribute in customer’s production activities and make a positive contribution towards locomotive maintenance.
* Contribute to inventory stock and replenishment at the primary maintenance and warehouse facility.
* Shop support kitting, cycle counting, Shipping/Receiving, stocking material and general housekeeping.
* Ensure the safe and effective handling and storage of material within the facility

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How To Become A Materials Specialist

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.


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.


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.


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.

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Materials Specialist Career Paths

Materials Specialist
Logistics Coordinator Logistics Manager Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
6 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Coordinator Supply Technician Logistics Analyst
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Logistics Coordinator Account Manager Sales Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Associate Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Material Coordinator Material Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Procurement Agent Purchasing Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Materials Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Materials Supervisor Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Associate Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor District Manager Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Materials Specialist Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • German

  • Carrier

  • Cantonese

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • Dutch

  • Romanian

  • Tatar

  • Occidental

  • Hindi

  • Kazakh

  • Thai

  • Italian

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Real Materials Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Oil and Gas Material Specialist Brunel Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $327,120
Non-Metallics Materials Specialist Engineer Dovre Group, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 19, 2015 $300,000
Oil and Gas Material Specialist Brunel Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2009 $160,000
Advanced Materials Specialist HTC America Innovation, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2012 $130,000
Material Specialist Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership Plymouth, MI Sep 13, 2011 $113,640
Technical Materials Specialist Citgo Petroleum Lemont, IL Nov 04, 2016 $107,018
Corrosion Materials Specialist Engineering Consult Gibson Applied Technology and Engineering, LLC Houston, TX Oct 01, 2009 $95,000
Material Specialist Freudenberg-NOK General Parternship Plymouth, MI Sep 13, 2013 $89,268
Material Specialist Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership Plymouth, MI Sep 13, 2013 $89,268
Materials Specialist Aker Subsea, Inc. Houston, TX Apr 27, 2011 $86,646
Materials Specialist Aker Subsea Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2009 $86,646
Worldwide Materials Specialist Cummins Inc. Ladson, SC Sep 01, 2011 $81,000 -
LIB Cathode Materials Specialist The Dow Chemical Company Midland, MI Oct 04, 2010 $80,330 -
Materials Specialist (Stamping) Work4CE, Inc. Georgetown, KY Oct 05, 2015 $77,219
Dental Materials Specialist YM Dental Lab, Inc. Manassas, VA Sep 02, 2015 $75,132
Material Management Specialist SMS Infocomm Cororation Grapevine, TX Oct 01, 2011 $65,678
Materials Specialist Superior Energy Services, L.L.C. Houston, TX Sep 09, 2015 $64,938
Material Management Specialist SMS Infocomm Cororation Grapevine, TX Sep 19, 2014 $63,549
Material Specialist J & H Creations, Inc. New York, NY Sep 09, 2012 $60,674
Materials Specialist Superior Energy Services, L.L.C. Houston, TX Sep 17, 2014 $59,842
Materials Specialist Powertech America, Inc. West Point, GA May 17, 2016 $58,410
Materials Specialist J & H Creations, Inc. New York, NY Aug 03, 2011 $57,075
Materials Specialist U.S. Healthworks Holding Co, Inc. Santa Clarita, CA Aug 22, 2016 $56,160
Materials Specialist Engineer Western Technologies, Inc. Farmington, NM Aug 01, 2010 $49,899 -

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Top Skills for A Materials Specialist


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Top Materials Specialist Skills

  1. Maintenance Department
  2. On-Time Delivery
  3. Purchase Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained and inventoried equipment supplies for maintenance department.
  • Increased product quality by 80 % while driving on-time delivery.
  • Created all purchase orders for purchase parts and outside processing.
  • Support a continuous improvement culture including lean principles, sustainability initiatives, ergonomic improvements, safety, and cross functional teams.
  • Work with the vendors to monitor their planned delivery schedules and resolve issues that may arise

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