Material Lead

Ascent Aviation Services Corp.

Tucson, AZ

Job Details

Job Location:    Tucson - Location - Tucson, AZ
Salary Range:    Undisclosed


Ascent Aviation Services is one of the largest aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, storage and reclamation operations in the world. Our strength comes from our talented and professional employees who excel through teamwork and enthusiasm. Ascent Aviation Services continues to grow and are continually looking for motivated and career minded aviation professionals who will support our vision and goals.


To lead the day to day operation of all Material operations at Ascent Aviation Services.


Physical Demands: Requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time. Requires frequent walking, bending, stooping, squatting and reaching above shoulder level, crouching, kneeling, or balancing. Requires lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling weight up to 50 pounds. Requires repetitive hand movement. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

Equipment Operated: Telephone, facsimile and copy machine, computer terminal, forklifts, motorized vehicles.

Work Location: Stores, Tool Room, Shipping, Receiving, Aircraft Maintenance Hangar and Designated Outside Areas.

Protective Equipment Required: Protective footwear, safety glasses, ear protection, gloves.

Potential Hazards: Exposure to high noise levels, occasional residual odors, extreme changes in temperature, materials identified on Material Safety Data Sheets, working around moving machinery.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Identifies, controls, segregates and maintains all serviceable and unserviceable materials and tooling as designated by the Manager of Material.
  • Ensures adequate inventories are maintained.
  • Ensures shelf life of materials and load test or calibration limitations of tooling are complied with.
  • Leads and coordinates the activities of workers to include preparing weekly schedules, Right Person, Right Job.
  • Provides guidance and training to the Material Clerks.
  • Upholds company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Ensures that all company paperwork is completed, filed and retained.
  • Maintains familiarity with the Ascent Aviation Services Solutions Inspection Procedures Manual and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintains communication within their area of responsibility, keeping employees informed of day-to-day operation, current performance indicators and future plans and events.
  • Analyses data and creates visibility through scheduled reporting.
  • Actively promotes a Team Concept environment with Dignity and Respect for each other.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Ensure that all work performed is done in a safe manner. Directs activities to protect employees from harm and maintain safe working conditions.


  • Will monitor and ensure SMS compliance, safe workplace initiatives/practices are followed, and to eliminate health hazards.
  • Will enforce safety rules, FAA regulations, PPE compliance, equipment operation requirements, safety reporting and provide resources to eliminate hazardous conditions.
  • Will implement approved safety suggestions and solutions for achieving a safer, healthier workplace.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must possess knowledge of Aircraft Parts, Shop Supplies, Tooling, Inventory Control, and Computer Skills, to include basic knowledge of MS Office and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, such as IFS. Ability to read, write and understand the English language.

Education/Training: High School diploma or equivalent required. Independent Material Logistics coursework desired.

Experience: Three years previous material experience required.

Certificates/Licenses: Valid drivers license required.

Other: May be required to work at both Marana, AZ and Tucson, AZ locations as business needs dictate.

Duties not listed within the position description may be required of the employee at the discretion of the department management. Job functions may vary due to irregular working conditions or multiple shift positions.