Program Material Coordinator I 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: Material Program Manager - PDSS


GENERAL PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This Entry Level Material Program Coordinator 1 will ensure program material and services needs are met through facilitation and coordination between Project Managers, Production, Purchasing, Engineering and Logistics.


  • Supports liaison between Program Material Management and Project Management to ensure seamless flow of information between internal customers on material matters for a specified Program and assigned ships.
  • Supports material matters for a specified program and assigned ships.
  • Assists in the coordination of material transfers with Logistics, Engineering, and Project Management personnel to ensure material availability to meet production schedules.
  • Troubleshoots material and service orders and proactively escalates issues to mitigate problems in meeting delivery schedules. Gathers status and facilitates closure of Supplier Correction Action Reports (SCARs).
  • Gathers material status in support of scheduling decisions; supports Material Program Coordinators and Lead in analyzing material and/ or subcontractor requisitions, purchase orders, and information from POCs to evaluate risks related to material availability versus schedule requirements and summarizes results.
  • Supports Material Program Management team in the preparation of written and/or graphic material to convey information to internal stakeholders.
  • Supports coordination of schedules for material and services as requested and ensures Purchasing Department expedites delivery when necessary to meet schedule requirements or establish best delivery date available.
  • Reviews requisitions for assigned materials, parts and/or services and verifies specifications with requester as necessary
  • Prepares Procurement reports to track and communication project material.
  • Supports Material Program Planner with checks on the accuracy of Wanted Receipt Dates for pending orders.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Material Management, or related field required. 4 years’ purchasing or material management experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  •  1 years’ purchasing or material management experience required. Successful completion of Austal SCM Internship program may be substituted for 1 year of experience.
  • Good vocabulary and grammar skills and the ability to independently compose routine and clearly written communications.
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous individual
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the company; collaborate on issues and work together to actively reach resolution with suppliers, coworkers, internal customers and Sr. Management with Purchasing Team members, Engineering, and Program Management required.
  • Ability to recognize critical situations and immediately take appropriate action required.
  • Computer proficient utilizing all Microsoft Office applications with intermediate skills in Excel required.
  • Demonstrate high initiative and drive to address problems and drive to resolution required.
  • Proven ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision required.
  • Willingness to work irregular work schedules as needed to support production required.


  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • 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

TOOLS: Not Applicable

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Limited indirect direction of others.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Moderate discretion regarding  daily job duties.

LIAISES WITH: Commodity Managers, Purchasing Team, Engineers, Logistics Personnel, Project/Program Team, Program Office, and External Customer.


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.


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 manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific physical requirements include the following:

1. Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.

2. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).

3. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.

4. Ability to effectively navigate throughout the ship to include climbing ladders, scaffolding, and stairs.

5. Must be able to withstand normal heat level within the ship.