Manager, Material Control

Worker Type


Job Description

For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.

We created MacCready Works Advanced Solutions, named for our founder, Dr. Paul B. MacCready, Jr., to ensure that creativity and long-term thinking remain at the core of our culture. With a focus on the future, this group of select, visionary scientists and engineers partner with our customers to explore breakthrough technologies that open new, more powerful ways to tackle difficult challenges. Together, they research and develop advanced technologies in robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to identify innovative solutions that push beyond the current applications. These revenue-generating projects significantly contribute to the growth of the company and stretch our imaginations to spawn new inventions.

Once conceptualized, we can apply these new technologies to other projects, keeping us and our customers at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation. We are currently working on tomorrow's solutions by creating highly autonomous, mission-centered products that operate jointly across multiple domains, and position our customers at the leading edge of interconnected systems.

We are here to tackle the impossible…without hesitation.


This Material Control Manager position is responsible for the development, management and maintenance of the Receiving, Shipping and Material Control functions for all the facilities under the MacCready Works Segment. This position performs the administrative and physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, tracking, distributing and order fulfillment of materials, supplies and equipment. Will be maintaining records and generating reports for accounting, property and other functional areas. The primary responsibility is to control and track materials from receipt through storage to issue and shipment.

Position Responsibilities

  • Receiving:

  • Receives incoming shipments of parts/equipment, verifies parts and quantities against purchase orders and process transactions and paperwork in real time

  • Performs inspection of shipment as required

  • Transfers parts/equipment to the appropriate stockroom and process respective paperwork

  • Shipping:

  • Works with Program Management and Contracts personnel to identify shipping requirements and methods, coordinate shipments for commercial/DoD/International conveyance with shipping carriers and validate shipment compliance integrity for delivery of products and equipment.

  • Coordinate shipments with identified carriers and perform administrative duties in support of shipments as required

  • Execute shipping processes including packaging, labeling and shipment of product

  • Material Control:

  • Interface and coordinate directly with engineers and program managers on status and distribution of project/contract material and supplies

  • Receive and count items in each stockroom, and record data using computerized system

  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies and identify errors

  • Issue or distribute materials, products, parts, and supplies to engineers and program managers as required by their respective project/contract

  • Take responsibility for an assigned portion of the daily output of the stockroom in support of production and engineering development projects

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required

  • Minimum of 8 years of related functional experience (i.e.- previous stockroom/inventory/shipping) or equivalent combination of experience and education

  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency using office software and computerized inventory control system

  • Consistently demonstrates strong problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written) and attention to detail

  • Demonstrates good understanding of DoT and international shipping and regulations

  • Demonstrates familiarity with commercial electronics shipping practices and handling methods

  • Experience with purchase order and inventory control data in a computerized MRP system

  • Experience supporting FAA and DoT audits as well as administrative support experience

  • Experience utilizing UPS, DHL or FedEx online shipping system

  • Prior forklift experience and/or certification is preferred

  • Have or the ability to have a DoD Security Clearance

  • A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required in order to drive company vehicles

  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Strong Computer skills- proficiency with ERP databases (Oracle) and Microsoft suites

  • Demonstrates ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-drive environment, where small R&D teams share a broad variety of duties

  • Prior Hazmat shipping experience (lithium-ion or equivalent) is desired

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe material handling practices and the safe handling of electro-static sensitive components (ESD) is desired

  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers

  • Demonstrates teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

  • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change

  • Works well with others to accomplish tasks in support of the project plans

  • Demonstrates competency in successfully tracking down and resolving discrepancies

  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office, warehouse and assembly environment (Constant)

  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

  • May operate dolly and/or pallet jack in loading and unloading supplies and equipment (Occasional)

  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. and objects of varying sizes and ships for shipment to & to set up in various training sites/customers (Occasional)

  • The salary range for this role is:

    $111,760 - $167,640

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

    Job details


    Manager, Material Control




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    August 31, 2023

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