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Inventory Specialist

San Diego, California

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Assemblers, Machinists, Material and Production Control, Composite Technicians, Coordinators, Planners and Stock Clerks. These are just a few of the Manufacturing positions we offer at General Atomics. As a Manufacturing team member, you will use high-tech machines, systems, equipment and tools to create and build our products.

Experience in handling composite materials, using CNC machines and software, reading blueprints and drawings and a general understanding of manufacturing prinicples and systems are all desirable qualifications.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Hourly

  • Job Level: Entry-Level (0-2 years)

  • Travel: 0% - 25%

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  • Detail Oriented
  • Team Player
  • Results Driven
  • Organized
  • Productive
  • Problem Solver

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Date posted 06/02/2020 Job ID 29135BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Inventory Specialist City San Diego State California Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Inventory Specialist to join the Product Life Cycle Sustainment department at GA-ASI. In this position, you will support the Army Warehouse Operations, located in Poway, CA and be on the 9/80 work schedule.


Under close supervision and with detailed instruction, this position is responsible for the routine monitoring of inventory levels to meet project and production requirements. Assists in maintaining inputs to inventory systems. Reviews requirements and inventory levels and may assist in generating purchase requisitions as required. Processes transfer of stock, tracks shortages, and expedites as required.
  • Reviews material requirements based on MRP, Kanban, and reorder point inventory reports. Assists in identifying common inventory to be transferred to projects. May assist in generating purchase requisitions to meet project(s) and production requirements.
  • Reviews purchased parts and bulk items utilizing shortage reports and sales orders. Sets up min/max/reorder quantities for applicable parts.
  • Compiles various routine inventory reports using appropriate computer system(s) or hard copy documents. Maintains MRP system through planning data input.
  • Assists in the analysis and resolution of obsolete and excess inventory.
  • Reviews unplanned issues from inventory.
  • May assist in determining stock level replenishment requirements for Kanban locations on the production floor or stockroom.
  • Assists in providing manufacturing management with reports that summarize the dollar amount of common inventory from all manufacturing facilities.
  • May respond to routine verbal and written requests for information from internal sources.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications
  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a basic understanding of inventory planning and have a basic knowledge of computer based manufacturing systems and MRP.
  • Must be customer focused and possess:
    • ​(1) the ability to identify issues and interpret data;
    • (2) organization skills to maintain flow of work within the unit;
    • (3) good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interface with internal employees and to accurately document and report information; and,
    • (4) basic knowledge of computer operations, applications, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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  • Competitive Pay

  • Paid Time Off

  • Healthcare

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Travel

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“The people I work with and the great opportunities to grow are the reasons I look forward to coming to work every day.”
– Ralph, Technician
“I enjoy working with good people and knowing I am helping our great military.”
– Joe, Fabricator
“I chose General Atomics because I wanted to work in a challenging work environment.”
– Tony, Composite Technician
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“I'm excited to come to work because of the new projects and challenges.”
– James, Quality Composite Inspector

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