COSAL Outfitting Logistics Manager in Loxley, AL at Austal

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Loxley, AL

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REPORTS TO:  Senior Manager, Materials and Logistics

SUPERVISES:  Outfitting Supervisor and/or Outfitting Associates

SUMMARY:  Manages logistics and warehouse activities for COSAL (consolidated shipboard allowance list).


  • Lead, train, and motivate COSAL logistics personnel to build a high performance, high morale team
  • Responsible to hire, train and manage warehouse personnel, including scheduling, monitoring of daily activities and approval of time.
  • Pro-actively manage timely, efficient, and accurate receiving, storage, picking, and delivery of COSAL load out items to meet contractual requirements
  • Ensure safe and efficient material handing operation. Train personnel and enforce Austal safety guidelines to prevent damage to material in storage and transport.
  • Assist Government Property Administrator with submission of ROD, LTTD, and residual material records to meet contractual requirements.
  • Assist in implementation of lean principles to improve efficiencies in area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for all Outfitting activities related to Storeroom Items (SRI) and Operating Space Items (OSI)
    • Prepares and implements the Outfitting Operations Plan
    • Maintains Outfitting receipt of allowance material status on each ship
    • Oversees and coordinates pre-binning and onboard load out of all SRI and OSI material
    • Ensures successful accomplishment of Bin Validity Inspection prior to Ship Delivery
    • Responsible for the transfer of all allowance material to the customer, obtaining signature receipt of material and maintaining records until after final delivery
    • Initializes and coordinates the procurement of all missing or damaged material both contractor and government that is received or identified as an allowance item
  • Assists the project Configuration Analyst in maintaining the Allowance Equipage List (AEL) baseline for each ship/contract for location and validity.  Ensures all contractually required AEL items are being purchased, received, and loaded onboard
    • Ensures each ship achieves it’s contractually required load out percentage at Ship Delivery
      • 95% Initial load out
      • 97% Final sail away
    • Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
      • Damage Control Lockers
      • AMAL, ADAL items
      • Women at Sea items
      • Aviation load out (as required)
      • GUCL
      • Support & Test Equipment
      • Ship board stowage requirements
      • Non CF PIO items
  • Manage efficiency of material process for the following:
    • Shelf Life material
    • Hazardous material for identification, proper stowage and associated Material Safety Data Sheets
    • Packing and shipping material to specific destinations
  • Drives continuous improvement in ILS COSAL and Load-out Management 
  • Responsible for interfacing with Austal Supply Chain and ILS Procurement Analysts to obtain status of purchase orders for both SRI and OSI items
  • Coordinates Load-out activities and schedules with Production, Project Program Office, and Customer Program Office
  • Internally interfaces with:
    • Design Engineering on stowage issues
    • Supply Chain Management for purchasing issues
    • Logistics Warehouse/Operations for load out issues
  • Responsible for interfacing with Navy/SupShip personnel on Outfitting related issues
  • Responsible for ensuring all change order activity that impacts Outfitting is processed, documented and communicated to the rest of the ILS Team
  • Prepare Basis of Estimate (BOE) for new contracts.
  • Prepare and maintain warehousing plan to meet space requirements for  current and future material requirements under business plan.
  • Develop and implement Adverse Weather Plan for COSAL Warehouse
    • Responsible for ensuring environmentally control material is maintained within contractual requirements (including re-location as necessary)
  • Responsible for ILS sustainment support processes to include development and implementation

Ensure all house-keeping standards are maintained and adhered to.  Participate in monthly 5S inspections of all areas.


  • General
    • 7 + years of ship outfitting logistics or ILS related experience on Navy, MSC or USCG Contracts
    • High school diploma required, Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong personal leadership skills. Able to effectively communicate, train and motivate a diverse team to meet high performance standards.
    • Professional, motivated, and able to work proactively and autonomously.
    • Strategic, analytical and innovative, with solid problem solving skills.
    • Experienced in interacting with Supply Chain, Engineering, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.
    • Computer literate and familiar with Material Management System (MMS) and Microsoft Office products.
    • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) required. 


    • Microsoft Office applications
    • IFS
    • MMS
    • MERLIN
    • Haystack


    • Full discretionary authority to assign work, supervise subordinate team members
    • Works autonomously with limited direction in establishing work priorities and assignments.


    • Receipt and tracking of customer required equipment and supplies with significant cost and business impact
    •  A significant degree of discretion permitted within the boundaries of broad guidelines to achieve organizational goals and contractual requirements within constraints set by senior management and Organization policies. Includes the coordination and supervision of ILS Warehouse Personnel with responsibility for the standard of workmanship, completion of work assignments and allocation of resources.
    • Interpretation of guideline material and documented precedents and the application of judgment may be required in the determining of solutions to problems.
    • Will determine the technical adequacy of all Outfitting deliverables

    LIAISES WITH:  Engineering, Contracts, Production, all ILS Disciplines, Supply Chain, US DOD  / DHS, Equipment Suppliers, and ILS Support Contractors


    • Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status
    • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation which will require the ability  to acquire and maintain appropriate level clearance


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

    Specific physical requirements include the following:

    • Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.
    • Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hour intervals).
    • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
    • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
    • Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis (0-33% of the day).
    • Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis (34-66% of the day).
    • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
    • Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.
    • Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).
    • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.
    • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
    • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
    • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.
    • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.
    • Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time (33-66% of the day).
    • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
    • Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
    • Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
    • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


    Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.


    The ILS Outfitting Coordinator shall ensure ILS Warehouse Associates have the necessary training to fulfill the requirements of their position. This will include any required skill upgrades as well as a basic understanding of relevant company policies, procedures, and standards. ILS Outfitting Coordinator should have a basic understanding of other ILS operations.