Material Specialist
Alliance, NE 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description

Material Specialist


$21-$25 an hour

Available Shift:

Shift: Monday - Friday 3p - 11p


  • 500 W Kansas, Alliance, NE 69301

Benefits include, but not limited to:




401k (match)

Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

Uniform Allowance

All supplies/tools provided

And more

Materials Specialist - Locomotive Maintenance Facility - Minneapolis, MN

Who will you be working with?

As a member of the Field Services Americas team, you will be responsible for helping our customer (BNSF) maintain their fleet of GE/Wabtec locomotives by providing exceptional materials management and logistics support. You will be part of a team made up of Wabtec technical and materials experts, all working to ensure our customer's fleet is running at optimal levels.

How will you make a difference?

This position works onsite at our customer's facility where you'll play a critical function in ensuring maintenance materials are always available for locomotive repairs and maintenance. Our Materials Specialists are trained subject matter experts in our parts and logistics processes. They receive world-class training and become certified in materials management for state-of-the-art locomotive engines.

With over 27,000 global employees Wabtec provides rich career development and growth opportunities for our employees.

What do we want to know about you?

  • High school diploma / GED / or at least 2 years of recent and relevant work history.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Successful previous experience working in a logistics or shipping/receiving work environment
  • Previous experience safely operating forklifts and other shop equipment
  • A high level of attention to detail in juggling multiple duties/responsibilities
  • Must have the ability to work in warehouse/shop environment
  • Experience, willingness, and ability to work in shop environment and to work various shifts on various days as required, including having a flexible work schedule to perform auditing and training on various shifts.
  • The ability to maintain reliable and predictable attendance
  • A high level of dependability, a great attitude, and an ability to work well with a team towards achieving a common goal

Don't have experience maintaining locomotives? That's ok! We provide in-depth technical training to give our materials specialist the knowledge and expertise needed to be successful.

What will your typical day look like?

  • Responsible for inventory management and inventory control metrics in a 24/7 shop environment which includes, but is not limited to:
  • Pulling material from warehouse for shop use and ensuring material is issued to correct locomotive with all necessary information: position, serial number, removal reason, service sheet.
  • Weekly managing stockouts, including obtaining updated estimated times of arrival for completely stocked out parts or parts low on stock.
  • Daily performing cycle counts to find and correct inconsistencies in inventory on hands.
  • Forecasting material needs for inbound and in-shop locomotives and pulling in any needed material in the timeliest and cost-efficient manner.
  • Performing quality control processes on inbound and outbound shipments to meet company standards including checking shipment documents for discrepancies and resolving potential transportation delays or conflicts.
  • Arranging LTL and Expedite shipments using the Ryder portal as well as ensuring correct paperwork is attached to all shipments and correct BOLs are used for proper billing. Ensuring customs documents are requested and obtained prior to shipping when needed.
  • Effectively using multiple software programs to order, receive, ship, and track material to and from the warehouse. Including Hazmat material with appropriate shipping documents.
  • Reading mechanical drawings to determine needed material.
  • Forklift Operation including daily shift inspections.
  • Compiling reports on various inventory metrics.
  • Processing sales of material
  • Retrieving repair cycle assets from shop floor, including timely and appropriate processing of assets in Oracle to ensure material is repaired and returned to stock quickly.
  • Restocking warehouse and shop floor material.
  • Performing general housekeeping, maintenance, and organization of the warehouse.
  • Processing warranty claims on any removed core that is warranty eligible.
  • Performing daily counts of large commodity assets including verification of serial number and size for both FGI and repair cycle assets.
  • Daily answer requests from Circle of Service shops requesting additional material for locomotives, ensuring the correct parts are requested, workorders are open, material is transacted correctly in Oracle, and appropriate shipping is arranged.
  • Wearing of the proper safety equipment is a must.
  • Recording of materials transactions such as receiving, distribution and Usage via appropriate system transaction or computer program.
  • Assemble customer orders from stock and place orders on pallets or shelves or relocate orders to a holding area or shipping department.
  • Assist/lead with the coordination of physical inventory counting.
  • All other job duties as assigned and required

What about the physical demands of the job?

  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Walking on hard and sometimes uneven surfaces throughout the day
  • Walking up and down stairs
  • Climbing on/off of locomotives
  • Fitting into small or tight spaces if/when needed
  • Wearing all required personal protective gear (hardhat, steel toe boots, ear plugs, eye protection) throughout the day
  • Speaking and hearing
  • Typing and operating a computer
  • Working overnight shifts and multiple days in a row, as required
  • You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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