Technical Inventory Specialist (Cryogenics)

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Technical Inventory Specialist (Cryogenics)

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
5 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
• Will be a member in the Technical Inventory Management (TIM) group in Section 356M and will report to the TIM Group Supervisor. 
• Will work with the TIM process improvement and the Flight Hardware Logistics Program (FHLP) lead to design and implement new process improvements and information technology solutions. 
• Will help bridge the gap between TIM daily business operations and engineering / IT groups at JPL to yield the best business solutions. 
• Will work with JPL software developers and help coordinate any projects the group is implementing. 
• Will support TIM and FHLP teams with hardware, equipment and facilities logistics in support of fabrication, assembly, test, launch and project closeout operations. 
• Will perform moderately complex hardware search and disposition activities as well as analyze and consolidate engineering hardware reutilizations data and will report findings to other engineers. 
• Will be provided with hands-on work experience in the application of conceptual and theoretic curriculum within Engineering and Supply Chain Management. 
• Will perform complex analysis of existing processes and recommend improvements. 
• Will review engineering plans and product specifications to determine raw material requirements to support manufacturing schedules. 
• Will compile data for work-in-progress planning/monitoring and will prepare work orders for production or purchase requests based on production schedules. 
• Will use Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems to complete complex assignments. 
• Will utilize Oracle ERP system to help develop TIM processes. 
• Will exercise judgment in applying applicable policies, procedures and practices to determine work methods and deliver results. 
• Will maintain and update logistics and material management plans, policies and procedures. 
• Will work with full time employees who: synthesize customer needs and requirements into system solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. 
• Will work on day-to-day assignments under general supervision; typically receiving general or detailed instructions on new assignments.

Required Skills:
• Requires an Associate Degree with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience. 
• Solid understanding of general job aspects of inventory receiving, stocking, and distribution process. 
• Broad understanding of inventory control processes and systems including tracking of material and physical inventory techniques. 
• Good computer skills related to inventory system data entry and reporting. 
• Excellent customer service skills and able to work and communicate effectively with technicians, engineers, and scientists as well as business and logistics personnel. 
• Understanding of inventory systems and experience in performing all transaction types relating to inventory receipts and distributions. 
• Knowledge and experience with MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Desired Skills:
• 3 years electronics inventory experience using the Oracle Inventory System or similar Inventory System and performing receiving and issuance transaction types including for Bills of Material and work in Process. 
• Understanding of applicable policies, procedures, and practices in inventory management including physical inventory and cycle counting. 
• Knowledge of an electronic fabrication inventory and the ability to work independently with minimal training and guidance. 
• Experience in sorting, counting, checking received goods, raw materials, finished or semi-finished parts and subassemblies. 
• Experience using excel. 
• Experience and ability to perform physical activities (50 pounds), including moving/lifting of raw metal. 

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