General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Inventory Specialist in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17958BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Inventory Specialist

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


Under general supervision, this position is responsible for planning and monitoring inventory levels to meet project and production requirements. May maintain centralized document control center for all accountable transactions and total visibility of assets. Participates in maintaining inputs to inventory systems. Reviews requirements and inventory levels and generates purchase requisitions as required. Participates in transfer of stock, tracks shortages, and expedites as required. May coordinate with purchasing, production planning, and the warehouse to ensure appropriate routing, scheduling, and storing of goods. May coordinate with contracts on project transfers and approvals, with engineering on obsolescence and Bill of Materials (BOM) changes, and with manufacturing on status of out-of-stock situations.


  • Controls the efficient flow of goods, services, and information between point of origin through customer placement in order to meet customer requirements.

  • Coordinates logistics activities for selected projects from point of storage through to end-use.

  • Assists in the analysis and resolution of obsolete and excess inventory. Recommends solutions to ensure requirements are met. Reviews unplanned issues from inventory.

  • May assist in determining stock level replenishment requirements for Kanban locations on the production floor or stockroom.

  • Assists with investigations and analysis of inventory activities.

  • Responds to routine verbal and written requests for information from internal sources.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations, and expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Reviews material requirements based on MRP, Kanban, and reorder point inventory reports. Identifies common inventory to be transferred to projects. Generates purchase requisitions to meet project(s) and production requirements.

  • Assists in establishing ABC codes and order policies of parts. Monitors purchased parts and bulk items utilizing shortage reports, sales orders, purchase requests and work orders.

  • Sets up min/max/reorder quantities for applicable parts.

  • May analyze and replenish inventory utilizing Min-Max reports.

  • Reviews cycle count results, and may assist in resolving inventory discrepancies.

  • Compiles various routine inventory reports using appropriate computer system(s) or hard copy documents.

  • Maintains MRP system through planning data input, and maintains databases as required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and two or more years of related experience in inventory planning and control. Additional education may be substituted in lieu of experience.

  • Must have a general understanding of inventory planning and control concepts and principles and a working knowledge of computer based manufacturing systems and MRP.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: the ability to identify and analyze issues and interpret data; good organization skills to maintain flow of work within the unit; strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interface with all levels of internal employees and to accurately document and report; and, basic knowledge of computer operations, applications, word processing, and spreadsheets.

  • The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.