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Material Control Specialist III, Lead



Huntsville, AL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Worker Type


Job Description


The Material Control Specialist III, Lead performs the administrative and physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, distributing and order fulfillment of materials, supplies and equipment. The primary responsibility is to control and track materials from receipt through storage to issue. This position serves as a Team Lead role.

Position Responsibilities

  • Receives and counts stock items, and records data using computerized system
  • Packs and unpacks items to be stocked on shelves in stockroom
  • Verifies inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigates discrepancies or adjusts errors
  • Stores items in an orderly and accessible manner in stockroom
  • Issues or distributes materials, products, parts, and supplies to customers or coworkers, based on information from incoming requisitions
  • Reviews and apply inventory activities, including movements and deletions
  • Takes responsibility for an assigned portion of the daily output of the stockroom in support of production, product development, and engineering projects
  • Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • Minimum of 2 - 4 years of related functional experience (i.e.- previous stockroom/inventory) or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency using office software and/or computerized inventory control system
  • A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required in order to drive company vehicles

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Prior Hazmat shipping experience (lithium-ion or equivalent) is desired
  • Familiarity with electronics manufacturing is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe material handling practices and the safe handling of electro-static sensitive components (ESD) is desired
  • Consistently demonstrates strong problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written) and attention to detail
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers
  • Demonstrates leadership, teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and assembly environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • May operate dolly and/or pallet jack in loading and unloading supplies and equipment (Occasional)
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. and objects of varying sizes and ships for shipment to & to set up in various training sites/customers (Occasional)

The salary range for this role is:

$20 - $29

AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit:

We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans. AeroVironment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic data, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status.


U.S. Citizenship required. Must be willing to work on government contracts and have the ability to obtain a security clearance.