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Materials Specialist

Location : Lenexa, KS
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Reference Code : Kylie
Compensation : open
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : International shipments
Required Education : High school diploma/GED
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :


  • Monday-Friday

  • Day Shift

  • Weekly Pay

  • $18 per hour


Summary: Manage the shipping of product/parts from overseas sources. Work with the  materials department to manage the arrival dates of product/parts. 




Accountability, Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Incoming Shipments 



  • Manage all aspects of the shipment of product or parts that are purchased from  overseas sources to delivery in which we are handling the shipping. This  includes working directly with 

    • the supplier 

    • the shipper (utilize any online tools they have) 

    • accounting for timely pre-pay arrangements with the supplier and approvals  of shipping invoices 

    • engineering for documentation including tariff codes and country of origin 

    • Customs 

    • management to determine whether to ship air or ocean and if by a faster than  usual means. 



  • Track shipping costs and duty costs to calculate a cost per product/part 

  • Maintain a tracking list for all product/parts in the queue to ship or in process of shipping  for those product/parts we are handling the shipping. 

  • Expedite product/parts on order. 

  • Provide reports on all incoming shipping costs, e.g., FedEx bills. 

  • Provide estimated shipping costs for new product/parts. 

  • Other 

  • Track and manage product kept at an off-site warehouse. Review and approve invoices  from the off-site warehouse. 

  • Support sales department with outgoing shipping cost estimates for orders and bids – primarily domestic shipments but includes international shipments. 

  • Support materials department. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 




Required Qualifications :

Qualification / Skills: 



  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word 



  • Knowledge of MRP systems (GP) and engineering documentation systems (Omnify)

  • Knowledge of International shipping of product – both by air and ocean. 

  • Proven ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet critical deadlines. 

  • Must be self-motivated, goal oriented, quality driven and capable of working without direct supervision. 

  • Excellent organizational skills, strong analytical thinking, problem solving skills and

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