Inventory Support Specialist in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Logistics Support Manager



  • Perform cycle counts and physical inventories of material and equipment at the main warehouse, offsite warehouses and at supplier locations.
  • Perform all Logistics operations at Loxley warehouse for extended periods according to business needs.
  • Investigate and resolve inventory discrepancies, document and communicate findings, and perform inventory adjustments in IFS.
  • Research discrepancy data to determine root-cause and present documented corrective actions.
  • Perform material transfers within IFS as requested by Material Analysts and Engineering according to established procedures.
  • Ensure all material moves are transacted accurately and timely in Industrial Financial System (IFS).
  • Ensure all 5S and house-keeping standards are maintained and adhered to.
  • Utilize Access, Excel, and IFS to track and report Logistics Metrics. 
  • Prepare non-conforming material (NCM) issues as needed, including; segregating parts, labeling, creating NCM cases within database, and notifying appropriate personnel.
  • Promote new inventory parts through the system and identify part class and default receiving locations. 
  • Create purchasing requisitions for KANBAN, PIO, and INCO parts.  Generate corresponding reports and verify order points and reorder quantities.  
  • Update EAN fields within IFS when inventory is consolidated, new inventory arrives, or inventory is slotted.
  • Maintain EAN integrity by monitoring reports and material flow throughout the warehouse.
  • Move parts within IFS and verify all related data moves with the parts and/or is updated after the move.  
  • Properly store and mark inventory materials according to established procedures.
  • Assist with fulfillment of work packages and other warehouse duties as assigned.
  • Operate forklift and other material handling equipment to safely load/unload and store material. Maintain Austal certification.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Inventory Management, Warehouse, or Logistics related field required.
  • Manufacturing background preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrated proficiency in IFS or other ERP system preferred.
  • Microsoft office (Outlook, Word, Excel) experience required.
  • Forklift, reach truck, order picker and scissor lift experience required.
  • Knowledge of 5s principles and practices preferred.            


  All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status  (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check


LIAISES WITH: Production, Material Analysts, Engineering, and Supply Chain departments.


  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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 toes 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, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


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