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Inventory & Warehouse Assistant #2308-032000-01

Date Opened
Friday, September 01, 2023 11:45 AM
Close Date
Friday, September 29, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $43,400 - $50,732/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

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The Inventory and Warehouse Assistant maintains inventory located in CATS’ South Boulevard and North Brevard light rail vehicle maintenance facility (VMF). The VMF is a seven day; twenty-four hours; three hundred sixty-five-day operation.  The assistant maintains all reports and files, shipping records and correspondence. Maintains supply or transportation discrepancies, prepares documents for disposition along with identify hazardous material. Verifies material safety concerns, performs causative research for stock discrepancies, process material issued from stock. Verifies material for special handling, generate shipping documents, performs inventory. Stow incoming material, organize stowage, monitors warehouse for proper stowage. Process receipt transactions, correct disputes with vendors and maintain receipt records. Validate inventory adjustments, monitor warehouse logs for proper maintenance, monitors material issue documents, receipt processing and manage tool control program. Candidates must pass an oral test and interview to be considered for the final review process. Must be able to assume flexible work shifts, including day, night, and weekends.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Possess the ability to process commercial shipping to offsite areas for critically required material for offsite projects
  • Identify and inventory line items to enhance CATS warehouse inventory stock levels with mins and max level while staying within compliance
  • Process work orders for departments requesting repair items from stock
  • Conduct retro grade tracking for repair turn in items received from rail car maintenance to ensure proper tracking and return of the repaired item
  • Assist departmental customer daily ensuring efficient and prompt service with the direct reflection of CATS light rail mission
  • Perform in-depth causative research for items that may require relocation or found not in stock to bring forth to managers attention
  • Identify storeroom stock to determine stock levels based on departmental demand 8.       Ability read and understand item’s part catalogue to better assist in identifying repair parts per part number assignment
  • Screen and check all incoming shipped material from various vendors and log appropriate material within CATS serial number log or warehouse receiving log for tracking of critical components.
  • Screen all storeroom stock for proper labeling and stowage to minimize damage
  • Have meticulous attention to detail for requisitioned items tracked and submitted for follow-up for outstanding stock items and direct turn over.
  • Maintain 100% accountability of all hazmat items within the storeroom while improving the shelf life program  
  • Ability to address items within the warehouse for the purpose of relocation and sorting of like items
  • Maintain required forms, records, correspondence reports and files according to CATS Rail Inventory program.
  • Disclaimer:   This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Candidates should posses the technical knowledge and commitment of an experienced Store Clerk
  • Posses a unique style of common sense and technical notion that will make them an asset to CATS Rail Inventory department
  • Demonstrate the ability to take charge of a problem with the ability to see through a problem and calculate a desired result with upmost confidence
  • Excel in task that require no supervision
  • Have the motivation and innovation to directly contribute to the success of CATS Rail Inventory Division
  • Willing to inspire your peers and possess unlimited potential for increased responsibility
  • Safely operate a forklift
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English both orally and in writing skills including all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to attain a City driving permit.
  • Must demonstrate a basic knowledge of utilizing Microsoft Office, maintenance management software and proficiency in navigation of a computer.  
  • PC skills including all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to pack, ship and track all incoming and outgoing packages using all available modes of transportation
  • Ability to identify serial numbers and part numbers in relation to handling of parts
  • Possess the ability to allocate more space within a storeroom for the receival of incoming parts
  • Employees must maintain flexible availability to cover a range of shifts including holidays, nights, and weekends, during both their training period and when assigned to permanent shifts.

Preferred Qualification

Prefer an Associate’s Degree in business, transportation, or related field from
an accredited college or university.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • Candidate must have 4 years’ experience
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk (DOT 222.387-050)
  • Inventory Clerk (DOT 222.387-026)
  • Parts Clerk (DOT 222.387.050)
  • Material Handler (DOT 929.687-030)

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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