FAST – Material Lead

SUMMARY: Maintains a high level of inventory accuracy and integrity within the facility through physical counts, reporting, and discrepancy resolution. Monitors inventory levels and product movement and contribute to a safe orderly working environment. Required to perform other miscellaneous tasks as supervision deems necessary.



  • Establish controlled warehouse locations with kitting locations to issue parts to production locations based on daily production requirements.
  • Develop and manage all material locations and set the strategy for backflush locations as dynamic locations that fluctuate based on production flow/needs.
  • Works to optimize the business system for all material flow processes.
  • Develops and maintains real time electronic scanning of parts to locations.
  • Responsible for all warehouse locations including purchased and manufactured parts, raw material, and finished goods.
  • Correct negative inventory issues and develop processes to mitigate their reoccurrence.
  • Establish and manage material handling processes such as issuing parts to work orders, material staging locations, visual displays for kitting areas, etc.
  • Studies shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders, and other records to determine shipping priorities, work assignments, and shipping methods required to meet shipping and receiving schedules.
  • Oversees incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments.
  • Maintains product identification and location program steps within the ECO process.
  • Researches inventory discrepancies and makes necessary corrections.
  • Manages the inventory control function onsite.
  • Oversees physical inventories, cycle counts, random or receipt audits and reconciliations.
  • Resolves inventory problems in a timely manner.
  • Documents and controls aged and damaged product.
  • Ensures all labeling requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Maintains Inventory Accuracy Metrics and associated reports for management and clients.
  • Coordinates and integrates efforts across operational departments to enhance inventory accuracy.
  • Regularly trains site staff in proper inventory control techniques and practices.
  • Maintains active forklift license to drive forklift as needed.
  • Prevents the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality systems.
  • Identifies and records any issues relating to product, processes and/or quality.
  • Initiates, recommends, or provides solutions through appropriate channels.
  • Completes all weekly, daily and monthly 5S tasks.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE): High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform simple shop math, convert decimals to fractional equivalents.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



    • Stand: Frequent-continuous, up to 6 hours (day shift) and 8 hours (night shift)
    • Walk: Frequent, up to 4 hours (day shift) and 6 hours (night shift)
    • Sit: Continuous (operating forklift)
    • Lift to/from floor: Up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. frequently (components)
    • Lift overhead: Up to 20 lbs. rarely (components), 15 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. frequently (components)
    • Lift waist level: Up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), 25 lbs. frequently (components)
    • One or two hands carry: Up to 30 lbs. for 5 feet occasionally (components), heavier items are moved with a hoist or forklift
    • Push/pull: Up to 53 lbs. force (total 105 lbs. force) with 2 employees to initiate large A-frame cart and up to 38 lbs. (total 75 lbs. force) with 2 employees to initiate movement of loaded carts, occasionally, loaded parts cart my take up to 40 lbs. force, occasionally
    • Elevated work (reaching): Occasional (for parts)
    • Twist: Occasional (while seated in forklift)
    • Bend: Frequent (check materials on shelves and in bins)
    • Squat: Occasional (check materials on shelves)
    • Kneel or crouch: Occasional (check materials)
    • Stair climb: Frequent, mezzanine, two steps in/out of forklift at 13-1/2” and 15” heights
    • Step ladder: Rare (check on a shelf to locate stock)
    • Balance: Occasional, climbing in/out of forklift, walking around machines and components
    • Manual dexterity: Frequent (manipulating forklift)
    • Firm grasp: Occasional (banding materials, band cutters)
    • Foot pedal operation: Frequently (if operating forklift)


Lifting more than 50 lbs. is performed by two employees or mechanical assistance is required.

  • Rare 1-5% of day
  • Occasional 6-33% of day
  • Frequent 34-66% of day
  • Continuous 67-100% of day



    • May be inside 40-60% of day, outside 40-60% of day, temperature exposure may be 70-100° F. inside near ovens, and outside varies between -20° to 100° F+ with high humidity in summer.
    • Confined spaces: Slight, between shelving
    • High elevations: Moderate, on truck beds
    • Moving objects: Severe, forklift and trucks
    • Noise level: Moderate
    • Slippery surface: Severe, wet floor, ground may be icy, snowy, sand/dirt on floor dragged in on forklift tires
    • Vibration: Slight, on arms with hand tools; moderate, on spine while operating forklift
    • Air pollution: Slight, dust, welding smoke and vehicle exhaust fumes



    • Near vision, far vision, and depth perception: Significant
    • Color discrimination: Minimal (color coded bar stock)
    • Hearing sensitivity: Significant (two-way voice radio communication)


PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing, winter clothing/gloves, and ear plugs.


EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB: Hand tools, forklifts, overhead hoist, hand trucks and band cutters.


  • Each employee should be aware that changes in this job description could occur at any time. Also, this job description is not to be considered or construed to be a contract of employment.