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Materials Management

Material Management jobs are in demand and a great long-term career choice.

Choosing to start or progress your a career as a Materials Management is a great way to become familiar with the industry, and gain knowledge about managing projects, as well as dealing with the ever changing environment when doing construction and especially custom installations. You can have a thriving career working for some of the premier companies thanks to the constant and steady growth custom projects.

What Does an Materials Person Do?

A Materials Person is the person who works with the operations department to order, receive and prepare products in preparation for scheduled jobs. It also encompasses receiving goods or preparing goods for shipment. A Materials Person is the advocate for the client and the company who just-in-time ordering and receiving of goods from distributors and manufactures.

Employers and clients benefit greatly by having qualified Material Management people.

What Are the Responsibilities of a Materials Person?

We complete a wide range of specific tasks to ensure that all aspects of the client’s needs and jobs are being met. Understanding our supply chain and timing is a must, if you are to deliver just-in-time goods for Operations, Dispatching or Customer Service to manage a job to the contractors or customers expectations. Ordering, Receiving, Staging, as well as dealing with Returned Goods and Defective Goods and all associated computer transaction are what this job is all about.

And of course, do documentation and receiving of our work.

Are there Education Requirements for Materials Jobs?

You must at least a GED or a high school diploma to be considered. Being a good and quick and constant learner is a must for this position.

What Skills Do I Need?

You should have a good foundational knowledge of the Stockroom, and Supply Chain. It is a plus to have Project Management, and should have a basic understanding of how construction timing works.

You also need to have strong written and verbal communication skills, as you will need to interact with team members, clients, and management. As you progress, it is vital to have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

What Salary Can I Expect?

The average annual compensation in Oregon and SW Washington is $41,600. Working for a company in Oregon who has project-ready clients will be able to earn you $18 to $24 per hour, depending on experience, and certifications held. The value of experience cannot be emphasized enough, which is working for a member company like this can get you in the door and on projects much quicker to gain that experience. As you gain experience and develop leadership skills, anyone starting out as a Materials role can progress to roles like Operations Management, Customer Service, Operations Tech Support, or Accounting Assistant.

By working as a Person for an member company you will be continuously introduced to new technologies and improving your opportunities in the field.

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