If you enjoy creating and maintaining systems, don’t want to be chained to a desk all day, and have an analytical mind that likes to take on challenges and find creative solutions – this is the job for you!

Our client, a technology and engineering leader located just outside of Waterloo, is looking for an INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST to join their team!

As the Inventory Control Specialist, you will do the following:

  • Spend 80% of your day on the production floor where you will get a great understanding of the flow of work and materials
  • Develop and maintain a true cycle count process, and perform cycle counts
  • Conduct investigations relative to short/over product, performing root cause analysis to maintain inventory integrity
  • Compile inventory reports, recording the quantity, type and value of materials, equipment and stock on hand
  • Maintain Bin location accuracy
  • Help manage and deliver yearly physical inventory
  • Assemble orders and prepare goods for shipment
  • Coordinate Incoming Inspections – measure, evaluate, or audit purchased components and raw material to ensure conformance to quality standards and performance requirements
  • Report damages and nonconformance to the quality department
  • Make necessary adjustments to reflect accurate inventory in the warehouse management system (WMS) as directed/authorized, ensuring that the appropriate standard operating procedure (Work Instruction) is followed and adequate back-up records are maintained
  • Assist the Production/Warehouse Supervisor in ensuring effective departmental work instructions are developed, updated and adhered to
  • Work with Production/Planning to execute Kanban arrangements on the shop floor
  • Identify areas of improvement

Because the majority of your time will be spent on the production floor, you can count on also doing the following:

  • Picking components, collecting materials for shipping and managing proper documentation
  • Managing RMAS by sorting, packing and unpacking raw materials and finished goods and receiving them into the Inventory System
  • Moving raw and scrap material and equipment throughout the shop
  • Reconciling physical inventories with computer counts
  • Ensuring Company policies with respect to inventory, returns, receiving, shipping, samples and damages are adhered to
  • Supporting and promoting the Company philosophy of 12 Safety Behaviours.
  • Communicating effectively between cross-functional teams and management
  • Performing general housekeeping duties and following the 5S + 1 system
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Completion of secondary school
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant inventory control experience is required
  • Fork lift certification, or ability to be certified
  • Working knowledge and experience with ERP systems (Oracle is an asset).
  • Strong working knowledge of computer systems and applications.
  • Proficiency in the following Microsoft Office applications is essential: Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Proven ability to be accountable and thorough.
  • Excellent organizational skills to multi-task, prioritize and coordinate one’s own work; works with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail with numeric data output and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong in metrics and the ability to display and analyze trends for the purpose of improvement.
  • Excellent analytical, planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Effective communications skills in the English language, both written and verbal.

 Working Conditions and Physical Demands: 

  •  Working conditions subject the incumbent to noise, fumes and artificial lighting
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects occasionally
  • Must be able to perform frequent bending and lifting

To Apply:

Please send your resume to giselle@grandriverpersonnel.ca

Grand River Personnel is committed to promoting accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities and complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and makes accommodations available for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes.  When an applicant for employment is chosen to participate in an assessment and/or the selection process, reasonable accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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