Marine Inventory Control Specialist

Written by Leia Sills
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 Position Summary: We are looking for a qualified and experienced individual who will under general supervision, purchase, monitor, control and distribute consumables and parts used in ferry operations, maintenance and repair. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities are as follows: 

Monitor the status of consumable products used as a part of ferry operations, such as liquids (fuel, lubricants, coolants, etc.), paper products (toilet paper, towels, etc.), and anti-icing products. Ensure availability through timely ordering, proper stowage and effective inventory control. Work with vessel crews to ensure their operational needs to provide quality customer service are being met. 

Ensure the purchase, retention and distribution of applicable regulatorily mandated components, such as nautical publications, navigational charts, flares, safety equipment, lights and life rings. In cooperation with vessel crews, contribute to vessels being maintained in compliance with regulations, sound marine practices and within expiration dates of applicable parts, components and publications. 

Work in close cooperation with vessel maintenance staff to ensure parts, specialty tools and operating liquids are available when needed. Assists management and maintenance staff in providing required parts and services in response to unanticipated repair needs, and supports the timely return of assets to service. 

Work with the agency’s purchasing department to obtain and review prices and/or quotes for all required parts and minor equipment orders and reconcile related paperwork prior to 

submission for payment; coordinate and review physical inventories; review stocking levels and optimize ordering in support of system efficiency; establish systematic protocols for inventory control, review and implement changes to increase effectiveness and efficiency. 

Maintain and order computerized parts and consumable inventories and constantly reevaluate process, policies and procedures to determine if improvements can be made. 

Work closely with agency’s finance department to ensure that the inventory costing system reconciles with the financial accounting system; prepare reports for management and auditors; ensure that all maintenance projects are entered into the inventory costing system. Responsible for ensuring that mechanics, administrative staff and contractors report all vessel/dock maintenance projects that need to be tracked in the inventory costing system. 

Establish professional working relationships with a wide variety of marine vendors, work with the Finance department to set up accounts to facilitate the acquisition of marine parts and services and ensure proper, timely and accurate payment. 

Maintain records; conduct research and prepare reports; evaluate service and make suggestions for improvements. Monitor and ensure purchasing and inventory control processes are ready to be audited at any time. 

This position will report to the Marine Services Maintenance Manager 

Salary Range: The range for this position is $24.74 – $33.25 per hour, commensurate with experience. With rare exception, initial appointments are usually made at Step 1 ($24.74). 

Benefits: Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package including subsidized medical insurance and fully paid dental insurance for employee and dependents, as well as disability insurance and life insurance. This position participates in the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement Plan with the option of participating in a state administered deferred compensation plan. Employees receive a generous general leave accrual and 11 holidays pro-rated based on the number of hours worked per pay period up to a maximum of 80 hours per pay period. Kitsap Transit also provides employees and certain dependents with a free transportation pass on Kitsap Transit. 

Hours of Work: Work is conducted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. May require occasional evening or weekend work. QUALIFICATIONS 

Deadline: 4:00 PM, 01/15/21

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