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Inventory Specialist

Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Employment Type: Temporary Job Number: IF-000647 Branch: Warren, MI

Job Description

Cycle Counter / Inventory Management (Automotive)

Shift: 2nd (2: 00pm - 10: 00 pm) AND 3rd (10: 00pm-6: 00am)
Shifts can range from 8 hours- 12 hours depending on production needs.
Must be able to train on days.

Location: 14.5 Mile and Mound, Sterling Heights MI

Pay: $17.00/hr

-2 Weeks paid vacation
-Blue Cross Blue Shield (Dental, Vision, Life)
-Paid Holidays
-$6, 500 in Referral Bonuses

Industry: Automotive
Department: Shipping and Receiving

Job Summary:

The Cycle Counter is responsible for monitoring warehouse inventory and performing cycle counting duties to ensure that all materials are properly verified to be reflective of reported inventory. Duties also include miscellaneous stores/stockroom activities to maintain inventory accuracy through proper processing of material receipts, transfers, and issues.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Primary Duties

Cycle count raw materials, packaging materials, finished goods, and non-conforming materials on a daily basis.
Utilize QAD to process cycle counts, review on-hand inventory, current activity, and past activity.
Ensure materials are in proper locations. Conducts searches in order to locate misclassified inventory
Open cartons, bundles, and other containers to count items and/or weigh materials to determine quantity on hand. Weigh and mark product displaying remaining product left
Report discrepancies of over/under amounts and any damaged products to supervision - publish weekly and quarterly inventory metrics
Communicate and develop process enhancements as needed (performs root cause analysis on inventory discrepancies and recommends process improvements to eliminate them)

Secondary Duties

Assist in receiving and put away process for new raw parts and packaging.
Assist in transfers to and from production area.
Breakdown boxes and pallets as necessary to fit shelving.
Ability to travel to other local plants to perform duties.

Additional Duties

Ensure all safety rules are strictly observed.
Maintain neat, clean and orderly warehouse appearance.
Ability to work extended hours/over-time as needed as well as some Saturdays.
Adhere to all company policies and safety procedures and guidelines.
Ensure proper and full time use of PPE.
Conform to all quality and safety procedures.
Operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment.


High school diploma required; one year of factory related experience in shipping and receiving.
Organized thought process with high attention to detail with ability to produce accurate results, effective prioritization to meet scheduled deadlines, and strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Proven time management skills with the ability to respond to time-critical issues and work overtime as needed to meet deadlines
Customer Service focus with the ability to build and maintain strong working and vendor relationships
Excellent work ethic; ability to work self-directed and as a flexible team player
Professional attitude and the ability to represent the company with integrity
Ability to adapt to change in a dynamic and fast paced environment
Required to read and write English, follow verbal instructions and use simple math.
Comfortable using a PC with computer software packages, including Microsoft Office and communicating effectively via email and phone frequently


Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, climb and move about the facility
Regularly utilizes depth perception, peripheral vision and close focus
Regularly operates a computer, computer accessories and phone equipment
Required to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
Occasionally stoops, kneels, reaches and carries
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