Inventory Assistant/Expediter


Under the direction of the Production Planner/Inventory Control Specialist, the Inventory Assistant/Expediter works to maintain the inventory cage and ensures that inventory is being processed according to company procedures. As the Expediter, you will work with both the Purchasing and Project Management staff to track and expedite purchase orders. This position will also provide assistance to the production planner as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Organize BOM components upon receipt and “kit” parts into specified location. Manage and maintain project drawings and work orders

  • Build job carts by providing labeling for mechanical and electrical components

  • Manage inventory materials and components released to jobs (stock, job inventory)

  • Manage return of unused parts back into stock or Job Inventory

  • Expedite purchase orders for commercial mechanical and electrical purchased components, update purchase order dates and notes. Advise buyer of any discrepancies for further review

  • Follow-up and expedite purchase orders VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory), entering data into the ERP system

  • Work with purchasing, engineering and manufacturing departments to meet customer requirements.

  • Maintain high level of quality customer service, follow-up on inquiries, maintain correspondence - status, confirmations, delays, etc.

  • Answer incoming calls in a timely and professional manner.

  • Comply with all quality and safety regulations

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree (AA) or three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must have a working knowledge of inventory control and materials management.

  • Must be able to read and understand CAD drawings/blueprints

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to learn, use and navigate an ERP system.


Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Ability to write correspondences and routine reports. Ability to effectively communicate and present information one on one and in group situations to customers, clients, vendors and other employees within the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Skills

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


Technology Skills

  • Requires the ability to operate a wide variety of standard office equipment, such as a computer and keyboard, a calculator, telephone, photocopier, etc.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

  • Exposure to a variety of engineering software including Solidworks and AutoCAD

  • ERP/MRP (Jobscope preferred but not required)

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The work environment and 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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach above shoulders; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move drawings, files, parts, and manuals weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Company Policy & Procedure Compliance

Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook.


Midwest Engineered Systems

W238N1800 Rockwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Call: 414-327-0000

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