Power Mechanical, Inc. Warehouse Logistics Material Technician in Newport News, Virginia

Power Mechanical, Inc is currently seeking a hardworking, career-oriented individual of good character to fill a position for the Purchasing Manager within our organization. Our company is family-owned and operated in Newport News, Virginia, and we specialize in the production of energy, both hot and cold. We rent, sell, purchase, service, and install a wide variety of large industrial equipment which includes boilers, chillers, cooling towers, valves, generators, and more. Power Mechanical has been in business for 31 years and currently has approximately 100 employees, many of which have been with us since the day we opened. Our company serves clients on five continents within various industries, ranging from projects at the White House to providing equipment on the other side of the world to textile mills in Saudi Arabia. We are a faith-based organization with a strong commitment to helping our team members grow both in and out of work. We host monthly training sessions for all employees, focusing on personal and professional development, corporate culture, and safety.

Job Summary:

The Material Technician position is responsible for the warehousing functions of receiving, putaway, picking, packing, and shipment of materials in fulfillment of Production Work Orders and Sales and Replenishment Orders. The position is responsible for material movement, using material handling equipment. Inventory control is maintained by following instructions and procedures. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Reports To: Purchasing Manager

Essential Job Duties:

  • Utilizes company ERP, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, system to perform inquiries on transactional history, where used, and planned inventory movement in support of inventory reconciliation, receipt, transfer, and shipment.

  • Unloads and loads trucks and containers, using forklifts.

  • Picks work orders, sales orders, or requests for parts and materials using material handling equipment and stages the material for packaging and shipment. The material is then either delivered to Production or packed for shipment to customers.

  • Packs orders for domestic and international shipment.

  • Stocks materials or items on assigned racks, shelves, or in bins pending verification of stocking documentation. Reports inventory variances relative to stocking transactions.

  • Assists in investigating, resolving and coordinating shipping and receiving discrepancies.

  • Performs cycle counts and assists in reconciliation.

  • Replenishes vendor maintained and floor stock inventories.. Processes material issues and adds/changes stock locations in accordance with company process.

  • Trains others on procedures when needed.

  • Checks incoming shipments against the Delivery Bill /packing list for correctness of piece count, condition, noting any corrections or changes on Delivery Bill, the driver has signed, acknowledging discrepancies and/or damages.

  • Unpacks, checks quantity and condition of incoming parts and materials.

Job Skills: Applies the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) in the performance of essential job duties:

  • Ability to operate material handling equipment including forklifts

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of material movement and the associated procedural controls

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions.

  • Ability to perform effectively in a Team environment

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn to navigate through the appropriate applications, i.e. MS Office Products, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains

  • Knowledge of Metric and Standard Systems and conversions.

  • Knowledge of safety regulations and good housekeeping practices.

  • Knowledge of the safe operation of basic power tools, i.e. saws, drill motors air compressors.

  • Skilled in basic keyboarding.

  • Skilled in reading basic tools of measurements, i.e. tape measure, calipers etc.

  • Ability to read and interpret company safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, production and customer sales orders.

  • Writes clearly; able to read and interpret written information.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately using all forms of media i.e. radio, email, etc.

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.

  • Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work occasional overtime if needed.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); at least two years’ experience in a warehouse or manufacturing environment preferred