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Reference # : 19-01210 Title : Inventory Specialist
Location : Vancouver, WA
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 02/10/2020 / 02/13/2021  
Description
Inventory Specialist

Job Summary: The contract worker in this position will weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following:
? Collect or prepare measurement, weight, or identification labels; and attach them to products.
? Document quantity, quality, type, weight, test result data, and value of materials or products, in order to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
? Compare product labels, tags, or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders, and bills of lading to verify accuracy of shipment contents, quality specifications, and/or weights.
? Count or estimate quantities of materials, parts, or products received or shipped.
? Photograph, weigh or measure materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, and/or calipers.
? Communicate with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
? Compute product totals and charges for shipments.
? Collect product samples and prepare them for laboratory analysis or testing.
? Unload or unpack incoming shipments.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Interacting with Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-Workers ? Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships ? Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
? Making Decisions and Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings ? Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

Education/Experience Requirements:
? High school graduate or equivalent experience.
? Supply chain and/or logistics experience commensurate to the level of expertise needed for the position.

? Knowledge of office equipment, basic computer and application usage, such as Word, Excel, Windows.
? A good understanding and application of proper spelling, punctuation and grammar in composing basic correspondence.
? Good people skills.
? Strong time management skills.
Knowledge
? Clerical ? Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, other office procedures and terminology.
? Production and Processing ? Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Skills
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Writing ? Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Speaking ? Talking to others to convey information effectively.
? Mathematics ? Using mathematics to solve problems.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
? Operation Monitoring ? Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities
? Near Vision ? The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
? Problem Sensitivity ? The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Information Ordering ? The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented in writing or through spoken words and sentences.
? Oral/Written Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking or writing so others will understand.
? Selective Attention ? The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
? Speech Recognition ? The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
? Category Flexibility ? The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Work Styles:
? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Attention to Detail ? Position requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Independence ? Position requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
? Self Control ? Position requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
? Stress Tolerance ? Position requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Position requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
? Integrity ? Position requires being honest and ethical.
? Concern for Others ? Position requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
? Initiative ? Position requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

See Additional Position Information document (if attached) for supplemental information regarding specific requirements for the advertised position.