Inventory Control Specialist

Job Overview

The inventory control specialist assists in several areas, including the warehouse, shipping, receiving, and packaging/LTL. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to packaging, crating, receipt of raw materials, staging and shipment of finished goods, inventory management, loading trucks, and other duties as assigned. The inventory control specialist role provides numerous opportunities to learn more about the organization through interaction with multiple departments.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Load, unload, and move materials within or near warehouse, plant, or worksite.
  • Package product to ensure no damage occurs in warehouse or on jobsite once delivered.
  • Prepare shipments by assembling, packing, protecting and labeling product/material.
  • Load and unload materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks and shelves by hand or fork lift.
  • Convey materials to/from storage or worksite to designated area, using hand truck or power device.
  • Verify materials are issued to jobs properly and that items are labeled properly before closing jobs.
  • Maintain materials by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipate needed materials, place and expedite orders for materials through Kanban systems.
  • Responsible for putting product to stock per the work order.
  • Verify that materials have been issued to the work order and that there are no quality issues with the product.
  • Read drawings to verify dimensions and other specs.
  • Report the product to stock for the warehouse to handle.
  • Complete other assignments, as requested by management.


  • Maintain compliance with all company procedures daily.
  • Ensure timely transactions.
  • Process customer returns based on company policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain adequate levels of shipping and receiving supplies.
  • Sustain communication with Warehouse Manager/Team Lead to meet expected deadlines.
  • Provide feedback and information to Supervisor, as required.
  • Ensure safety and cleanliness of all working areas.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One to three years’ experience in shipping, receiving, or warehousing.
  • Forklift/Tow Motor certified preferred.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) is a plus.

Why Work at Leiden

Leiden offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

Leiden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.