Supervisor Material Control

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
Full Time
Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate preferably with related vocational training.  Considerable progressively responsible material control, inventory management or related experience required.  Previous related supervisory experience is desirable.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.


Possession of or ability to rapidly acquire a valid District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is administrative, technical and supervisory maintenance material control work of a difficult nature.  Employee in this job is responsible for controlling the material used in the maintenance organization by reviewing and analyzing on hand stocks and requisitions initiated by various managers and supervisors to ensure optimum utilization of resources.  Employee also is responsible for assisting in the preparation and monitoring of material budgets and for assisting in the warranty management program with warranty specialists and managers for coordinating repairable material and asset control and for supervising the material control staff.  Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines.  Employee is evaluated on efficient control of material procurement and usage, inventory review and analysis to ensure optimum resource utilization and the efficient monitoring of material budgets.

Oversees the procurement requisitioning process for the maintenance activity by reviewing the requisitions initiated by the maintenance managers and supervisors to ensure that the necessary justification is provided, proper codes identified for budgetary and internal procedures; reviews determination of findings prepared by material staff for adequacy and completeness to justify sole source purchases; forwards documentation to supervisor.  Analyzes material requirements to determine future fiscal year requirements and for other budget purposes.

Reviews material demands and consumption data for the maintenance activity to evaluate and determine optimum shop bench and stock levels, recommends and/or adjusts reorder points, informs manager of pending changes before implementing.

Reviews reports generated by Management Information Services for accuracy, conducts material inventories and visits maintenance storage sites as necessary.

Works with the Office of Procurement (PROC) to establish programs that will meet maintenance material availability goals for parts, tools and equipment.

Establishes initial stock levels for new regional maintenance systems and/or inspects maintenance storage facilities, other than those within PROC and RAIL responsibility, to determine and evaluate facility usage and levels of stock.

Reviews manufacturers' manuals and supply catalogues to locate substitute material; identifies vendors that can supply required parts and forwards to PROC.

Ensures repairable items are expeditiously processed into the shop and subsequently returned to stock for proper credit and future use.

Follows up on critical/problem requisition actions to ensure materials are delivered to meet maintenance needs.  Prepares memoranda and letters as appropriate.  Participates in planning meetings to resolve or address problems related to material.

Maintains data on shop equipment and tools under warranty, coordinates with shop units to determine proper completion of equipment and material repairs by vendors or Authority personnel under the appropriate warranty program.  Acts as an intermediary between superintendents and vendors in rectifying warranty problems identified by warranty specialist with material, equipment and tools.  Inform maintenance personnel of warranty specifications.

Supervises, evaluates and trains subordinates; prepares periodic and special reports for the material control function.

May operate an Authority vehicle between work locations.

May work variable hours.

Performs related duties as required.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment.  It is not intended to replace the official job description.  Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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