Material Technical Advisor

Adecco is currently assisting a client in their search for a Material Technical Advisor in Havre, MT. If you meet the qualifications listed below apply online at or call 406-652-7644 for more information.  Thanks!

Role Summary/Purpose 
The Material Technical Advisor provides expertise in an advisory capacity to the railroad. In addition, maintaining inventory accuracy ordering, receiving, and shipping transactions. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, drive process adherence, develop and execute objectives for self and others and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. 

Essential Responsibilities 
In addition, you will:
    Provide clear communication and technical guidance to railroad employees, management, GE employees, including; troubleshooting, material assistance, tooling and/or locomotive status, safety procedures, productivity and process improvements, and contract requirement clarification
    Coordinate and provide instruction on key programs and procedures related to locomotive maintenance/modifications
    Develop and maintain strong customer relationships to create repair opportunities in the shop and to gain access to craftsman labor force.
    Train and monitor work activities for safe and efficient locomotive repairs
    Work as part of a cross functional team, driving a "one team" focus, dedicated to customer success within the shop.
    Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, OSHA work practices, and industry / site specific work rules
    Make risk assessments balancing customer requests with GE requirements
    Work with various software systems to manage material, and other systemic requirements 
    Work with customers externally and internally to identify new opportunities to improve our current processes as well as design and implement progressive management processes and systems based on LEAN.
    Be responsible for all aspects of warehousing and material management including fulfillment, transactional quality, inventory accuracy, ordering, expediting, receiving, stocking, forklift operation, distributing parts and supplies, productivity and freight forwarding and implementing materials storage upgrades as necessary
    Meet inventory targets and operational targets including month-end and quarter close processes for inventory
    Manage materials fulfillment metrics including timely hardware "roll dates", kit quality and overtime/un applied time
    Meet customer schedules effectively though advanced planning and create ability to expedite shipments as required to meet deadlines.

    Bachelor¿s Degree in a Technical discipline from an accredited college or university (Or Associate¿s Degree in Technical discipline with a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience, Or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of Operations or Military experience) 
    Willingness and ability to work in shop environment 
    Willingness and ability to drive forklifts 
    Ability and willingness to lift approximately 50 lbs. regularly
Desired Characteristics:
    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
    Proficiency in MS office applications
    Strong oral and written communication skills
    Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    Ability to influence others and lead small teams
    Ability to lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
    Strong and effective problem identification and solution skills

Must be able to work 1st and 2nd shifts in a rotating schedule (2 weeks on one shift and the 2 weeks on the other)
Hours 6:00 am - 6:00 pm or 6:00 pm - 6:00 am (3 days on and 4 days off)
Adecco is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Minorities / Veterans/ Women / Disabled

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