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Janicki Industries Inc. Materials Specialist (Day, Swing, and Weekend) in Hamilton, Washington

Janicki Industries is an innovative, family-owned aerospace company located at the foot of the Cascades. We focus on engineering and manufacturing complex projects for companies in the aerospace, defense, and space industries. We are looking for a Materials Specialist to join our growing team.

There is a $2.00 shift differential for all hours worked on the Swing or Weekend shift.


The responsibility of the Materials Specialist is to support production through receiving, maintaining production material stocking levels, performing inventory reviews, and staging material for production use. Also, mixing the various putties, resins and paints used throughout the production process. Driving of various non-CDL vehicles between Janicki facilities may be included with this position. 

This position has three levels.  Level I utilizes and perfects the essential job functions. Level II will act as back-up for the Level I position, and Level III will act as back-up for levels I and II while performing higher level materials functions, and assisting the Materials Supervisor with various tasks and projects as needed.


  • Performs all daily tasks in the Materials department following JI procedures
  • Operates a forklift for loading and unloading pallets safely from a truck or from shelves
  • Performs receiving functions per JI procedures:
    • Confirms and inspects incoming materials and supplies to verify completeness of shipments against purchase orders, pack slips, bills of lading, and Receiving Inspection Requirements
    • Communicates issues with requestors and buyers
    • Scans copies of the material receiving documentation into document management system
  • Put away direct, standard and supply materials in warehouse per JI procedures using barcode scanners
  • Fulfills production requests through kitting, staging, and distributing materials using barcode scanners
  • Prepares materials for internal move transfers and disperses them when received
  • Checks and resupplies point-of-use locations and removes expired materials
  • Packs and disposes of all hazardous materials in accordance with state and federal laws
  • Utilizes first in and first out practices. Checks and recognizes materials that are near expiration date and alert production for use
  • Performs inventory cycle counts as required and material recounts for inventory reconciliation using barcode scanners
  • Monitors cleanliness and organization of warehouse and workspace
  • Ensures safe working practices are adhered to
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Optional responsibilities may include receiving specialized training in mixing putties, resins, and paints to maintain adequate stock for production. This will be reviewed individually with employees as needed and require training and respirator FIT testing prior to performing these duties.
  • Behavior: The incumbent must work well under pressure, meeting and completing multiple deadlines. The incumbent shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Being at work on time and maintaining good attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS LEVEL II (in addition to back-up for Level I)

Works with Purchasing on Return Merchandise Authorizations

Initiates non-conformance reports and segregates nonconformance materials to the MRB areas and works with QA for disposition

Collects and processes semi-finished materials from production

Maintains frozen inventory, this includes:

Filling out and updating proper documentation and SAP for time and temperature sensitive materials

Moving materials in and out of th