Material Program Coordinator III - SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

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. 


Material Program Lead, PDSS

SUPERVISES: Not Applicable

GENERAL PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Material Program Sustainment Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that material and service requirements are met successfully for delivered ships.


  • Ensure program materials and services needs are met through facilitation and coordination between cross functional teams.
  • Lead material representative in Program/Project meetings for assigned projects; supporting and providing project teams, Production, and other management with consistent material updates
  • Maintain consistent communication and interaction with Project Lead to report status of material and services
  • Proactively escalate material or services concerns and issues, and collaborate to mitigate when meeting delivery schedules are at risk; drive implementation of associated corrective actions.
  • Ensure all material deficiencies are cured and trial cards or other material related matters are satisfied in support of all post-delivery work scope.
  • Support material or services requirements at offsite locations which may require air travel. The potential for offsite travel can be in excess of 30%.
  • Hold status meetings with individuals in Supply Chain, Engineering, and other departments, and send out meeting actions and expected completion dates.
  • Coordinate with project scheduler and Engineering to ensure material requirements are clear in support of planned work in the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Facilitate fulfilment of material requirements and execution of subcontracted work occurs in support of planned work in the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Address and resolve issues involving material and services orders, job schedules, considering financial impacts where applicable.
  • Liaison between Supply Chain Management and project teams to ensure seamless flow of information between all internal customers on material matters for specified projects.
  • Provide direction, documentation and ensure restoration occurs for the donor hull where component parts were removed from equipment (cannibalized), material transfers or Navy borrows occurred
  • Work closely with the Engineering and Project Management for new construction and post-delivery organizations to identify risks associated with Navy borrows and material transfers to determine least impact to the company.
  • Ensure these policies are communicated and the established processes are followed closely by other departments; includes recommending changes in policy and facilitates process change with other departments.
  • Identify risks or potential cost impacts to program Estimates At Completion
  • Support Supply Chain in SCAR execution and chargebacks as required
  • Ensure purchasing department expedites delivery when necessary to meet schedule requirements or establish best delivery date available.
  • Analyzer of material and subcontractor requisitions, purchase orders, and information from POCs to evaluate risks related to material availability versus schedule requirements and summarizes results
  • Review requisitions and verifies specifications with requester as necessary
  • Prepare written and/or graphic material to convey information to internal stakeholders.
  • Support Material Program Lead on material related matters in preparation for various Executive Review meetings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Material Management, or related field and 4 years’ purchasing or material management experience required OR candidates without a degree may be considered with at least 8 years of purchasing or material management experience.
  • Must be accessible and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when deemed necessary
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous individual
  • Strategic, analytical and innovative, with solid problem solving skills
  • Exceptionally strong organizational and prioritization skills required
  • Good vocabulary and grammar skills and the ability to independently compose routine and clearly written communications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, collaborate on issues to actively reach resolution with internal customers, senior management, Purchasing team members, Program/Project Management, and suppliers.
  • Ability to recognize critical situations and immediately take appropriate action
  • Computer proficient utilizing all Microsoft Office applications, moderate skills in Excel are required.
  • Demonstrate high initiative and drive to address problems and drive to resolution
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator.

TOOLS: Not Applicable


DISCRECTION EXERCISED: Makes independent decisions daily


Post Delivery management and coordinators, purchasing managers and staff, all levels of Post Delivery Project teams, Logistics, Engineering, Vice President SCM, senior management


Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for employment with Austal USA:

  • 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
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed​ necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • Must be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19