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Senior Inventory Coordinator

Senior Inventory Coordinator

companyRocket Lab
location13th St, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/7/2024
Full Time

ABOUT ROCKET LAB

Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.  

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!

SUPPLY CHAIN

Rocket Lab’s Supply Chain team is responsible for the flow of all materials, products, and components through the business. With many of our own products functioning as critical components to our own and our customers’ missions, the Supply Chain team has a direct impact on the success of our rocket and satellite programs. They set up the assembly kits that enables our technicians to put together our Electron rockets, manage inventory, look after shipping and receiving, manage direct and indirect procurement, and inspect and ensure that all of our materials and products are compliant and up to standard. They are the chain that links our teams together and are critical to our success. 

SENIOR INVENTORY COORDINATOR 

Based onsite at Rocket Lab’s PSC office in Silver Spring, MD, the Senior Inventory Coordinator is tasked with all aspects of inventory management from receiving, putting into inventory, counting, and kitting, inwards and outwards goods. There are thousands of components that are used on Electron and millions of dollars of inventory that need to be received, stored, and kitted for production. Maintaining inventory accuracy through adherence to process, and customer satisfaction of just-in-time fulfillment makes the inventory coordinator a critical role in the "last mile" of our supply chain.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO

  • Fulfilling inventory pick requests, and compiling full car part kits for production
  • Receiving inventory into MRP, and conducting paper and visual inspections
  • Manage inventory levels within MRP, and transactions for inventory moves.
  • Managing advanced kitting system (Kanban, line-side replenishment, etc.)
  • Maintaining accurate inventory counts and storage locations within ERP/MRP
  • Proactively report minimum stock levels
  • Perform daily cycle count processing.
  • Review, pick, organize, and put away standard hardware, purchased materials, parts, and assemblies.
  • Kit work orders safely and timely in accordance to company standards.
  • Maintain the inventory of kitting supplies and materials.
  • Liaise with material planner department, to ensure production components are pulled and issued on time.
  • Maintain strict material handling practices in accordance with good practice/ procedures.
  • Ensuring that the database correctly captures movements of all components, including inwards goods and storeroom functions.
  • Ensuring all parts are receipted into and issued out of the MRP system in a timely manner to ensure stock levels and movements are recorded.
  • Unboxing and processing incoming goods and distributing across the organization including receipting parts into the appropriate software.
  • Ensuring serial and lot numbers are recorded in the system if required.
  • Passing goods on to quality control if required
  • Store is set up to meet needs of the business and parts movements in and out of the storeroom are recorded accurately.
  • Standard Warehouse Management principles are adhered to and inventory levels are accurate.
  • Cycle counts are completed in line with company requirements.
  • Responsible for keeping work area clean and tidy while maintaining tool accountability.
  • Abide by all applicable health and safety legislation and Rocket Lab policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively with all staff towards the goals of the company.
  • Additional duties as reasonably required.

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma and 5+ years of experience.
  • Ability to independently perform a wide range of complex duties under general guidance from supervisors. Proficiency in a broad range of activities related to the job.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Products. (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE

  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree.
  • Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently.
  • Experience in aerospace, automotive, or other heavy manufacturing.
  • Experience with control and tracking of serial, and lot-controlled materials.
  • Experience with ERP Systems.
  • Prior experience in high-paced, rapid growth environment.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRMENTS

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.   
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, operate computer keyboard and controls, and communicate verbally and in writing.  
  • Must be physically able to commute to buildings 
  • Occasional exposure to dust, fumes and moderate levels of noise. 

WHAT TO EXPECT 

We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.   

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.