Posted: Jun 9, 2022

Logistics Specialist

LGC Douglas Scientific - Alexandria, MN
Salary: Hourly
Application Deadline: N/A

Position Summary:

The Logistics Specialist I takes ownership of all aspects of shipping and receiving functions, including maintaining inventory.  This person will be responsible for material handling, shipping, receiving, organization/maintenance of ERP system, Kanban processes, and the upkeep of support documentation.  The Logistics Specialist I must be organized, motivated, and capable of problem solving.  They should possess strong communication skills since they will be supporting communications both internally and externally.  They need to work well independently and as part of a team.  They will support ISO processes and document maintenance.  Personnel in this position will align with Purchasing, Production Control, Engineering, Tape Production, Instrument Production and Service.


Areas of Responsibility:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. 


Essential Functions: 

Inventory Management:  Responsible to take ownership of all aspects of our instrument parts inventory, kanban, and warehouse systems.  This will include parts stocking and delivery, upkeep of shelves and kanban bins, new part number set up, and ensuring accurate inventory counts within the ERP system.  An annual audit will be performed to ensure accurate counts.

Receiving:  This role manages functions for receiving of parts, including material handling, receiving paperwork, ISO requirements and returns.

Shipping:  Coordinate the material handling, packaging, shipping and tracking of packages while following the company‚Äôs export compliance plan.  Undertake efforts for domestic and international shipments, maintain schedule B codes and work with carriers/freight forwarders as needed.

Communication:  Works with suppliers, carriers, and other departments to obtain accurate arrival dates and shipment dates.  Informs relevant departments and personnel of status updates.  Prioritizes and relays the urgency of part shortages and/or shipments to appropriate parties.

Documentation / Database Support:  This position requires a high level of focus to consistently improve and streamline processes as they align with other teams.  They identify value-added steps and processes to maximize efficiency, performance and productivity.  Effectively communicates ideas to team manager and participates in resolution initiatives.  Documents, reviews and updates critical processes to align with ISO compliance.

Other Duties as Assigned:  Responds with flexibility and collaboration to the needs of the business by addressing important corporate initiatives when requested by management.




Education - High School Diploma


Education - 2 year post secondary degree

Experience and/or training - Working knowledge of supply chain or logistics


Technology/Equipment Skills:

Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, and Excel. 

Use of a web browser.  

Computer Skills / ERP Systems Skills; Ability to operate a forklift