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Materials Coordinator I or II

Location: Garden City, KS, United States
Job ID: 34223
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Salary: $21.08 to $31.75 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

The position of Materials Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of material management functions including the receiving, issuing, storing, handling, shipping, counting, delivering, and staging of materials for customers while maintaining the warehouse in a safe and orderly fashion.   

SALARY RANGE/GRADE:   Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

  • Level I:   $21.08 - $31.75 / Grade 44
  • Level II:  $23.20 - $34.66 / Grade 45


LOCATION:   Garden City, Kansas


  • Have overall responsibilities for the unloading, receipt, inspection, check-in, storage, control, issuance and disposal of materials, equipment and parts ordered by the company.
  • Coordinate and expedite the ordering and delivery of materials within or between inventory business units.
  • Provide support for delivery notifications and monitoring delivery to schedule and PO requirements and verify that the material invoiced has been received on-site and the invoice payment can be made.
  • Represent the materials management function at operational and planning meetings as required.
  • Review reports, work orders, or materials lists to determine material requirements or material priorities to support operations.
  • Ensure compliance with Supply Chain policies and procedures.
  • Ensure OSHA and company safety policies, procedures, and work practices are being followed in all areas. 
  • Maintain files and perform filing tasks related to Supply Chain records and reports.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly warehouse. 


  • Respond to emergency call outs in a timely fashion 
  • Assist with some buying duties, including expediting shipments and working with buyers on various issues.
  • Assist other operations personnel as directed. 

Level I:  

  • No experience required. Entry level, training is provided.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Level II: 

  • Minimum of three (3) years of warehouse experience, including materials management.
  • Associate degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.


  • Materials management procedures including unloading, receipt, check-in, storage, control, and issuance of materials.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization.
  • Able to make judgmental decisions with little or no supervision.
  • Possess the ability to prioritize work to ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • Able to perform mathematical functions and have the ability to read and understand technical information such as: purchase orders, material lists, equipment specifications, and instructions.
  • Able to make routine public contact with contractors, service personnel and governing agencies.
  • Able to hear (at some dB limit of loss) in order to receive oral communications and instructions.
  • Able to use basic tools and operate material handling equipment. 
  • Ability to operate a forklift and obtain a certification within the first 30 days of employment. 

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the office and the job sites and operates machines and equipment. Employee frequently accesses low and high areas with additional equipment, ascends/descends stairs, maintains coordination, and engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching). Employee may occasionally use a respirator. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters. Willing to travel up to 25% (e.g., 1 week or 5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 21.08 to 31.75
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