Material Inventory Specialist

Solar Turbines, Inc.

San Diego, CA

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Occupational Summary:

  • Perform, regulate, coordinate, and expedite the physical movement of material throughout the Company to maintain business schedules.

  • Perform related accurate and timely data input and problem solving in the Warehouse desktop of the BaaN ERP system per established procedures, to maintain accuracy of warehouse and inventory transaction records.

Work Performed:

  • Receive, verify, sort, store, issue, stage, palletize, move, dispatch, and ship materials, parts, tools, assemblies in and out of Solar warehouse locations and facilities as assigned.

  • Typical materials, inventory, and warehousing transactions performed and recorded include: pick and pack of product or materials, quality check of outbound and inbound orders for accuracy, process parts for shipping, process returns, conduct daily physical cycle counts as directed, replenish stock from back-up locations, set up of new locations, receiving and put-away functions, process warehouse to ware house transfers.

  • Perform all related data input requirements necessary to comply with inventory records accuracy requirements as required.

  • Determine the sequence of physical movement of material to meet schedule requirements and perform, related recording of each warehousing transaction in a timely fashion per established warehouse/inventory records accuracy requirements.

  • Take necessary corrective action to identify, trace and reconcile inventory errors, and prevent and/or cure shortages, delays, or inaccurate inventory data. As required, update or correct information system records and provide data to cognizant departments/or individuals.

  • Maintain electronic information system records and/or manual records necessary to show status of any material or job in assigned area at any time. (Prepare necessary closeout documentation upon completion of work operations.)

  • Utilize warehouse/inventory management information systems and equipment and related RF and barcode technology as required.

  • Obtain and maintain warehouse/inventory information system training and certifications as required.

  • Operate any material moving equipment, including two-axle trucks, to physically move materials, parts, tooling, and assemblies to and from assigned locations.

  • Obtain necessary licenses and permits as required.

  • Plan and execute the methods necessary for loading and unloading all types of vehicles used in the transportation of receiving, warehousing, and shipping materials.

  • Perform all the associated duties necessary to maintain the shipping, receiving, and warehousing areas throughout Solar. Perform housekeeping duties and maintain a safe and clean working environment.

  • Perform any function of (40240) Material Mover when required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

  • 2+ years of warehousing experience.

  • Forklift Certification.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.

Summary Pay Range:

$19.00 - $28.80

Compensation and benefits offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, job level, market location, job-related knowledge, skills, individual performance and experience. Please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Caterpillar.


Annual incentive bonus plan*

Medical, dental, and vision coverage

Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)

401k savings plan

Health savings account (HSA)

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Disability benefits

Life Insurance

Parental leave

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Employee Assistance Programs

Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts

Tuition Reimbursement

Career Development

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

Posting Dates:

July 9, 2024 - July 14, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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