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Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is accepting applications for the position of Inventory Control Specialist II

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is accepting applications for the position of Inventory Control Specialist II

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Inventory Control Specialist ll

202 26th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA Req #149
 Monday, November 7, 2022
Under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Warehouse, assist in maintaining the Inventory Control system (ICS) for supplies, equipment, parts, and materials used by the Authority and will be the point of contact in the absence of the Senior Manager, Warehouse. 
• Compile and maintain records, prepare inventory reports on the quantity, cost, type of supplies, materials, equipment received, stocked and issued, both manually and by computer.
• Performs tasks and completes assignments with little supervision. 
• Represent the department in meetings and on specific projects as needed or in the absence of the Senior Manager, Warehouse. 
• Take orders, receive and manage inventory by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. 
• Mentor and assist level I Inventory Control Specialist within the department. 
• Provide information and issue supplies, equipment, or parts to supervisors, work crews, and personnel.
• Create and manage purchase orders and process invoices.
• Create inventory projection reports to determine quantities of items to order. 
• Prepare requisitions for supplies, materials, parts, and equipment.
• Coordinate distribution and return of supplies, materials, parts and equipment with contact vendors.
• Work with contact vendors to determine availability of items, price, delivery dates, repairs, maintenance, and general information.
• Maintain records and files for all purchases, order requisitions, maintenance requests, special deliveries, pick-ups, and all items on loan.
• Load and unload supplies, equipment etc. manually or with the appropriate equipment and stock shelves.
• Maintain current listing of all bin locations for inventories and stored items.
• Label all items in the warehouse with a number, description, unit of measure, and bin location.
• Must be able to respond to callouts.
• Performs other related tasks as assigned or required.  
• Knowledge of manual and computer inventory control procedures.
• Some knowledge of accounts payable procedures and document processing.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
• Understand the rules regulations and policies governing the work including safety hazards and precautions involved with the work. 
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, outside agencies, and the public.
The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
• Two (2) years of full-time experience maintaining a computerized inventory control system, which includes one (1) year of experience using Microsoft Office software
• Three (3) years of warehouse and/or purchasing experience preferred. 
• Applicant must present an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination at the time of application or prior to commencement of work (subject to applicable law including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 reasonable accommodation requirements). 
• Applicant must present a current, valid Class C (Class 1) Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of application or prior to appointment.  A valid driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment.
• Applicant must have permanent residency in the City of Pittsburgh at time of appointment and remain a permanent resident throughout employment with the PWSA. Verification of City residence is required at time of filing application. 
No direct reports / Will receive supervision directly from the Senior Manager, Warehouse.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to operate a pickup truck, van and forklift, and related equipment.  
• The employee will perform heavy work including lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds, and work in loud conditions with vibrations, traffic, mechanical, chemical, fire and explosive risks. 
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a loud or moderate noise level within the work environment. 
• May perform work outdoors under extreme weather. The employee may be exposed to confined, high spaces, like erect scaffolding; loud conditions with vibrations, traffic, mechanical, chemical, fire, and explosive risks; and odors, dusts, fumes, mists, poor ventilation, and gases which may require a respirator. 
• Availability to work all three shifts, as well as weekends, and holidays. Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours and/or recalled during emergency situations or other extensive periods.
Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) physical examination performed by the Authority’s examining physician.
Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) drug screening. Continued employment may be subject to drug and alcohol testing conducted without advance notice and without individualized suspicion.
• Ability to successfully pass a thorough investigation consisting of a criminal history check, verification of prior employment and performance, reference, and credentials checks, and in some cases credit history.
• Applicants are subject to a System for Award Management (SAM) or any successor system search as maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure compliance with federal procurement and non-procurement programs.
Applications: You may be considered for other available positions based on qualifications provided on your employment application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Human Resources Department at:
PWSA Human Resources Department
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
An Equal Opportunity Employer: The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on any legally protected statuses, including, but not limited to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, or veteran status. PWSA is committed to providing candidates with reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities during our recruiting process; if you need assistance, please contact us at or 412-255-8800.
Position: Inventory Control Specialist II
Division: Warehouse
Union: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), District Council 84 Local 2719
Rate: $23.33-$25.14
FLSA: Non-Exempt 
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