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Materials Management Specialists (MMS’s) primary duties are to handle incoming and outgoing mail and packages, reproduce copies of printed materials, process repair and out-of-box failures, receive, stock, manage inventory levels, and issue items to customers. These duties are performed in office, warehouse, and outdoor storage yard environments.
Example of duties - Materials Management Specialist II
Receive materials delivered from carriers and vendors. Check delivered material for overages, shortages, and damages. Receive material into the computerized inventory system.
Package and ship materials to vendors and other Alaska Communications facilities using various air or surface carriers. All shipments must be packaged correctly to
ensure safe transit and compliance with all Hazmat laws.
Stock bins, pallets, or other areas with materials.
Accurately issue or transfer materials to crews, other warehouses, retail stores, and various departments using a computerized inventory system, ensuring correct item(s) are issued and charged to the correct department. Make deliveries or pick-up materials from job sites and other locations using vehicles ranging from vans
to flat bed trucks.
Notify Supervisor of incorrect, inconsistent, or damaged items in the warehouse inventory and make adjustments as instructed.
Operate a variety of material-handling equipment such as forklifts, hand trucks, pallet jacks, and flat-bed trucks, and trucks with lift gates.
Operate and perform minor maintenance on a variety of hand tools and equipment to carry out typical warehouse duties.
Sort and identify surplus or returned material to inventory as necessary.
Train newly hired MMS II’s within the department, per Supervisor directions.
Sort, identify, and classify materials for surplus, credit, recycling or scrapping, and ship consignment materials to vendors.
Process adjustment transactions related to surplus inventory in the LEC and Wireless computerized inventory systems.
Work with the Supervisor to assign daily work duties of the MMS II and coordinating activity between warehouses considering immediate needs and long term obligations, as well as prioritizing and organizing work to achieve maximum results with prudent use of available resources. Ensure workgroup production meets the
Company's and department's standards for accuracy and timeliness and is in compliance with the company policies, procedures, and practices.
Purchase miscellaneous equipment, parts, and/or tools as required by the warehouse or other departments, using a procurement card and charge it to the requesting cost center.
Conduct yearly physical inventory counts of warehouse materials, Prepare inventory report(s), and resolve inventory variances.
Travel to other warehouses for vacation coverage and annual inventories.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Associate’s degree and one (1) year of general office experience. May substitute High school diploma or GED plus three (3) years of general office experience for the education requirement. Extensive knowledge of warehouse procedures and telephone equipment gained through three (3) years of warehouse experience operating under a computerized inventory control system. At least two years must have been in a local telephone company warehouse, Signal Corps warehouse or a communications company warehouse.
(Anchorage MMS II Only) Must possess and maintain a valid Certificate of Medical Examination (Medical Card), and pass a Drug and Alcohol Background check.
Certifications and Licenses Required
Possess and maintain a valid Alaska driver’s license.
MMS II – Must obtain and maintain forklift training and certification within 90 days of attaining the MMS II classification.
MMS II – Must obtain and maintain IATA and CFR part 49 Hazardous Materials certification within 180 days of attaining the MMS II classification.
Additional Job Requirements
Demonstrated ability to lift 50 lbs on a repetitive basis to a height of 3 feet (MMS I’s) or 5 feet (MMS II’s) (a box of 8 ½ x 11 paper weighs 50 lbs.)
Applicants must successfully pass a keyboarding test at 30 WPM. Tests completed within the past 12 months from the date of application will be accepted. Internal applicants serving as MMS’s are expected to have proven keyboarding and are not required to provide test results.
Experience using personal computers including word processing and spreadsheet software and using a variety of applications.
External applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment suitability assessment and drug test.
MMS II - Demonstrated ability to maneuver 2,500-pound pallets using a manual pallet jack.