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Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Everett, WA, US

Company: Snohomish PUD

Job ID  15151  Department  Materials Mgmt & Warehousing (10000022) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Operations Center - Warehouse (OW)  
Closing Date  02/07/2023  Salary/Wage  $110,237.00 - $132,285.00 annually 


Job Definition

Manages, develops, analyzes, and maintains the District's Material Management System (PassPort).  Provides guidance and assistance to all Departments in areas of Material Forecasting and Planning, ensuring the most efficient and cost‑effective management of District inventory.  Plans, coordinates, and administers the operation of all District warehouse facilities and maintains accountability for all inventory items.  Oversees District Investment Recovery efforts by consolidating sales of scrap, overstocked, obsolete and excess material. 

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Manages and evaluates the performance of assigned staff including providing coaching, positive recognition and discipline when appropriate.  Provides opportunity for employee development and training as appropriate.  Ensures staff understands and complies with District Directives, safety rules and other related policies and procedures.


Establishes performance expectations, work priorities, staff assignments and administrative procedures.  Cooperates with other District departments to ensure coordinated work efforts.


Evaluates staffing needs of the department and makes recommendations to the Senior Manager, Supply Chain for increases and/or decreases in staffing levels.  Conducts interviews and makes staff selections to meet the Districts strategic plans and critical goals.


Manages the development, analysis, operation, modification, and maintenance of the District's Material Management System, and serves as Project Lead for inventory and material functions (PassPort).


Manages the District’s warehouse operations (i.e. receiving, transferring, storing, inventory/control and issuing of materials) and recordkeeping activities ensuring compliance with District policies and systems to maintain inventory control.


Manages inventory reconciliation of cyclical counts or transaction errors of warehouse material adjustments, ensuring that such transactions are accurately processed.


Coordinates with the Standards Department to identify substitute inventory items.


Oversees optimal inventory levels, storage, and security of all materials, supplies and equipment in the District inventory, including storm stock levels and/or other emergency reserves.


Manages District Investment Recovery functions.  Identifies excess, surplus, or obsolete materials and coordinates with the Purchasing and Standards Departments for the appropriate disposal/elimination and sale of scrap metal. Notifies governmental agencies and the public of all surplus property for sale.  Processes the payment and release of surplus items purchased.


Maintains a pool of drivers and necessary equipment to deliver warehouse stock and/or materials to satellite warehouses and/or crews as needed.


Manages the Passport Radio Frequency and Barcode Warehouse Management data collection system to ensure accuracy of data collected is consistent with inventory control procedures.


Develops short and long-range planning goals and objectives for material and warehouse inventory control and overall department continuous improvement.


Performs studies and makes recommendations pertaining to control of District materials and implements new Material Management techniques.


Develops and administers Material / Inventory policies, standards and procedures utilizing both District and IBEW collaborative concepts. 


Prepares and presents various reports that may reference inventory levels, adjustments, receipts, issues and returns. 

Specialized Job Functions


Other Job Functions

Represents the District in professional organizations such as MEMS (Mutual Emergency Material Support), USMA (Utility Supplier Management Alliance).  Shares knowledge and educates through presentations, panels, and planning participation.


Assists in the development of departmental goals and objectives including the development of the annual departmental budget.


Represents the District as Material and Warehouse Management Systems expert both within the District and to outside agencies.


Participates as a member of joint teams with other utilities for the purpose of joining in common supply contracts with suppliers to reduce costs and sharing inventory between utilities.


Performs other duties as directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• Advanced Materials Management concepts and philosophies.
• Material and Warehouse Management computer systems. Storeroom policies and standards.
• Inventory accounting, control procedures and related general accounting principles.
• Supervisory and coaching principles and practices.
• Public procurement laws, regulations and practices.
• Policies and practices relating to disposal of surplus property and scrap materials.
• Automated inventory data capture systems, including bar code and radio frequency data collection (RFDC) technology.
• Computers and related software, including word processing, spreadsheet and data base applications.
• Project management and report writing techniques and practices.
Ability to:
• Effectively utilize computers and other technology tools.
• Supervise, coach, train and motivate employees using participative management techniques.
• Communicate and work effectively at all levels within and outside the District.
• Research, analyze and resolve problems.
• Interpret and apply laws and regulations.
• Learn, interpret and apply District policies, procedures and directives.
• Exercise independent and discretionary judgment.
• Manage confidential information.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Ten (10) years related experience in a field such as Accounting, Purchasing, Stores or Inventory Management, or Warehouse Management, including four (4) years in a supervisory capacity.


• Valid Washington State Driver License.
• Certified Production and Inventory Management (C.P.I.M.)
• Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Electric utility experience.

Working Conditions

• Duties are performed primarily in an office environment.
• Periodic travel to meetings and local warehouses is required.
• Some minor lifting of archive record boxes and/or files weighing up to 30 lbs may be required.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Project Manager, Procurement, Supply, Operations, Technology