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Material Specialist I 

About the Organization Zepher, Inc is an innovative and rapidly growing contract manufacturing company located in the Columbia River Gorge that provides cutting edge technical products to aerospace, military and commercial customers. We have invested in new facilities, state of the art equipment, and highly qualified, motivated people to expand our manufacturing capabilities and better meet our customer's needs for high quality products, produced under tight timelines. We are currently seeking new team members to contribute to the overall success of the company. You can play a critical role in executing Zepher's mission to deliver high quality products, on time and on budget, as the company continues to build capacity and expand its customer base. Successful candidates for this position will be experienced in aerospace, government and defense contracting, driven by tackling complex, unstructured challenges, and enthusiastic about working on a collaborative, solutions oriented team. This is an excellent opportunity to join our successful, growing company. Zepher offers a great work environment that supports innovation and team development, and is committed to continuous improvement, personal integrity and outstanding customer service.  
EOE Statement Zepher is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Materials Management  

Summary: Materials Specialist I supports the Materials Department in a variety of ways. Under supervision this position performs all aspects of materials management and inventory control including but not limited to job creation, shipping schedules, logistics, receiving, organizing, and maintaining all materials and records for production.

Telecommuting Opportunity: 0%

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Materials Specialist I will:


  • Unload trucks, receive, store and issue material to assigned locations.
  • Compare packing lists to company purchase orders and ensure that the products in each delivery match the packing list.
  • Enter inventory related data ERP system to maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Kitting (picking parts for jobs to deliver to production floor).
  • Assist with tracking and planning inventory levels, identify backorders and expediting necessary materials/supplies.
  • Performs cycle counts and full physical inventory counts.
  • Maintain and organize shipping supplies.
  • Prepare outgoing deliveries including packaging, pack slip generation, needed documentation, labeling and delivery.
  • Maintain receiving, inventory, shipping, and other areas of the shop; recycle packaging materials, break down delivery boxes and dispose of waste.
  • Move materials to or from storage and work areas to designated are, using hand truck, pallet jack, forklift or other equipment.


  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Follow Zepher safety procedures, including the use of personal protective gear such as eye and ear protection, and gloves.
  • Understand, follow, and contribute to the improvement of relevant Zepher procedures and work instructions.
  • Maintain 5S standards within inventory and receiving areas.
  • Identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety while upholding company and OSHA safety standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Competent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and inventory management software.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record (ability to drive with a trailer and pass a Commercial Driver Fitness Determination preferred).
  • Physical activities can include standing, repetitive motion, walking, lifting, pushing or carrying heavy objects.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Range:  $40,560 - $ 52,870
  • Coverage begins 1st of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Zepher pays 75% of the monthly medical premiums for employees and their qualified dependents.
  • Medical: Traditional and HDHP with Health Savings Account (company contributes $1,000 per year)
  • 100% paid Vision, Dental, Life, Short-Term, Long-Term Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with discretionary employer match
  •  30 hours of Paid Time Off per quarter (160 hours annually
  • 7 Paid Holidays

Thank you for your consideration and application. 

  • Location: Bingen, WA
  • Zepher, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be given equal consideration regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
  • Principals only. Recruiters please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job.
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Material Specialist I  
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Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

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