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Inventory Control Specialist (Austin, TX)

DIVISION:                      Rigaku Applied Technologies, Inc. (Austin, TX)

POSITION:                     Inventory Control Specialist

REPORTS TO:               Operations Manager


Job Summary:

The Inventory Control Specialist will maintain the organizations inventory, ordering and supplying necessary items while maintaining accurate records of all procurements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


  • Maintains consistent stock of inventory, ordering new stock up to pre‐authorized limit as inventory dwindles.
  • Establishes and maintains backup source for high‐demand items.
  • Assesses inventory reports and order patterns to identify items in need of automatic, recurring delivery.
  • Provides inventory reports to purchasing and inventory control manager.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with vendors.
  • Maintains accurate daily records of goods received and shipments made.
  • Manages and maintains inventory system; facilitates upgrades to related database and/or software under the direction of the purchasing or inventory control manager.
  • Conducts frequent spot and partial audits of physical inventory.
  • Assists with periodic (at least annual) physical inventory audits.
  • Operates forklift truck when necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills with warehouse workers, purchasing department, and outside vendors.
  • Basic understanding of inventory control procedures.
  • Proficient keyboarding skills.
  • Extremely organized and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to develop professional relationships with outside vendors.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • 5 years minimum inventory experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3 years experience creating, pulling, and issuing requisitions.
  • Experience with computerized inventory systems required.
  • Forklift operator certification preferred.
  • Infor Syteline experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to navigate warehouse and reach items both high and low. 

Must be able to meet minimum qualifications to apply.

Rigaku offers a rewarding work environment and excellent benefits. All applicants are kept in strict confidence. Benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life insurance, section 125 flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan and more. Rigaku is an EEO/AA Employer Disabled/Veteran. Applicants must be able to prove they can legally work in the US.