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11 months ago
Location: Kirkland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Controller Jobs

Material Handler)

About the Organization
Astronics Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products and services include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, seat motion solutions, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification and automated test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

Material Handler)


Astronics AES

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EMPOWER® product line. We are also a leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our COREPOWER® product line. Astronics’ revenues have grown at 28% average growth rate over the last 5 years. AES, based in Kirkland Washington, has 500 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 11 years consecutively.


The role of the Material Handler 3 is to handle and maintain flow of materials and products in manufacturing areas. This position will record movement of incoming and outgoing materials and supplies while verifying the accuracy of work performed. The Material Handler 3 will assist in establishing guidelines and procedures for material-handling function. This role will operate motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment as well as provide work leadership and training to lower level Material Handlers.


Count and/or weigh incoming parts to verify receipt.

Package and handle all material within guidelines set by company procedures and manuals.

Perform cycle counts and contract inventories.

Perform, assemble, organize, maintain, and/or route necessary documentation.

Stock, store, and issue parts to meet material requirements planning, internal, and external customers’ needs.

Make pickup and delivery of parts and materials within the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Possible transportation of hazardous materials.

Safely operate forklift, truck and narrow aisle lifts as required; become certified as forklift and or manlift operator as required.

Perform De-Kits and Restocks as necessary.

Process parts, materials, and supplies into system as they are received from Receiving and Receiving Inspection.

Perform stock sweeps as required.

Kit parts and materials and route in accordance with valid manufacturing orders.

Sales order picking as required.

Assure that audit target percentages are met within the designated areas, and for the maintenance of audit integrity.

Identify repetitive inventory problems and their causes, and propose solutions to the Material Control Manager or Inventory Systems Analyst.

Perform shelf life maintenance.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Experience: Requires five years’ relevant experience.

Prefer a valid Washington State driver’s license with the ability to safely operate vehicles up to 26,000 GVW and a driving record that is acceptable to meet the requirements of current DOT regulations.

May be required to supply company with Washington State Drivers Abstract.

Education: Requires high school diploma or GED.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible

Astronics AES is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please or call: . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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