• Materials Specialist

    Job ID
    US-MI-Mount Clemens
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
    Transportation Coatings
  • Overview

    Due to an upcoming retirement, Axalta Coating Systems is looking to hire a Material Specialist for our Mount Clemens facility.  This facility is considered to be one of Axatla's three hubs worldwide and has about 600 employees.   This is a day shift position. The incumbent will support the Materials and Inventory group for the Site Services sector. Under the guidance of a senior professional, the successful candidate will function as a resource to various Axalta departments globally and will work in research and development and production environments.


    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions.  From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.  With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.  For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership and direction to a small team in the Materials and Inventory group.
    • Develop and supervise material technicians and material handlers and seek out areas for improvement.
    • Develop and implement materials strategy and goals.


    • Process orders for materials both internally and externally, record and report data, and assist with inventory, shipping, receiving, and customer assistance.
    • Maintain and update inventory records. Create efficient and accurate inventory management procedures. Reconcile inventories to book records and adjust when necessary.
    • Identify materials to be shipped that fall within dangerous goods category
    • Determine DOT requirements, and all additional compliance and internal requirements relative to the mode of transportation, for these goods
    • Oversee packaging of dangerous goods, sign off on documentation, and offer to carrier.
    • Establish inventory of necessary shipping supplies for dangerous goods.
    • Utilize internal technical database for establishing dangerous goods requirements.
    • Participate in Transportation Safety internal regulatory compliance audits.
    • Ensure site employees provide all necessary information per policy when shipping dangerous goods
    • Assist carriers to resolve complications with dangerous goods shipments.
    • Participate in distribution incident investigation teams to determine incident causes and effective corrective actions for distribution safety incidents.
    • Maintain schedule for employee medical surveillance testing and coordinate with providers
    • Document and establish closure process for safety audit findings and management of change follow up items


    • Has (or will obtain) and maintains all DOT and IATA certifications for the packaging and transport of dangerous goods.
    • A High School Diploma is required. Any advance certification, education, or degree is preferred.
    • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in working in a materials management role is required. Experience in the coatings industry (or chemical handling) is highly preferred with experience in interpreting Material Safety Sheets
    • Experience working with SAP (version xx) is highly preferred.
    • Have experience or ability to learn bar coding systems
    • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and time management skills
    • Analytical and problem solving ability
    • Customer-focused
    • Knowledge of inventory management practices
    • Candidate must have outstanding written and oral communication skills.
    • Candidate must be proficient with MS Office and SharePoint
    • Must be physically able to stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, and kneel.


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