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As a Supply Chain Engineer II you will be working in JPL's Flight Hardware Logistics Group, providing flight hardware warehouse and logistics support for JPL missions. You will report to the Group Supervisor of the Flight Hardware Logistics Program and work with a talented group of technicians to design and implement creative warehouse and operations strategies, ultimately contributing to JPL mission success.
Some Challenges You Will Tackle:
Work directly with project teams to capture residual flight hardware, ensuring proper storage, handling, and documentation for allocation to future missions.
Negotiate and document flight hardware transfers between JPL projects.
Assist project proposals in selecting flight hardware for use on future JPL missions.
Design and implement new inventory management strategies, recommending solutions that further enhance value for JPL.
Bridge the gap between daily business operations and engineering / IT groups at JPL to yield the best business solutions that incorporate technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
Use your creativity to identify, develop, and lead continuous improvement initiatives within the group on an on-going basis.
Analyze group metrics and make recommendations to solve challenging day-to-day operational issues.
You Must Have:
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or STEM discipline from an accredited university, with 3+ years of related supply chain experience; or Master's degree in similar discipline with 1+ year related experience.
In-depth understanding of complex principles, theories, and techniques in inventory management, project management, procurement, logistics and/or supply chain management.
Ability to work independently on key projects and assignments with only limited direction, typically receiving few or no instructions.
Demonstrated success in leading teams to deliver impactful results.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to significant problems and determining appropriate resolutions.
Experience working with ERP/MRP/EAM systems (Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards, etc.).
General understanding of operational budgets and their application to inventory and service center processes.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
Got These? Even Better:
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM discipline with 3+ years supply chain experience in the aerospace, technology, or electronic hardware fabrication environments OR Master's Degree in similar disciplines with 1 year experience in the aerospace, technology, or electronic fabrication environment.
Demonstrated accomplishment in the coordination and prioritization of tasks that involve multiple customers/projects with potentially different requirements and constraints.
Advanced knowledge of applicable Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations.
Being a part of a team of passionate and dedicated explorers of the universe with some of the world's best capabilities in science, technology, and engineering, working on one of a kind space missions and projects.