Material Handler - Auto Parts

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Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Performs job functions in the most cost effective manner consistent with safety and excellent customer service. The employee is required to use resourcefulness and good judgment in the performance of all duties and must be able to work in a self-directed environment with little to no direct supervision. In the day-to-day operations of the warehouse, the employee will perform all the functions integral to those operations, including but not limited to, receiving, issuing, storing, and accounting for a variety of materials, supplies and equipment. The employee is also responsible for procuring and expediting material.

Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researches, negotiates, purchases, expedites, receives, stores and issues material, supplies and equipment, and initiates and completes all documents and/or computer transactions associated with those functions.
  • Maintains accurate inventory records of material in warehouse.
  • Safely and competently operates any and all material handling equipment assigned to warehouse.
  • Uses a variety of computer systems to facilitate material handling processes and maintain accurate records; i.e. FASTER, MATS, CICS, and Microsoft Products.
  • Initiates and administers purchasing documents as necessary. Utilizes Purchasing card within limits, and maintains/reconciles records monthly.
  • Initiates requests for new required stocking items and provide Purchasing with vendor names, part numbers and descriptions, and appropriate stocking levels.
  • Evaluates and recommends materials for reuse or disposal and prepares documents for processing.
  • Acts as liaison between customers, contractors, vendors and employees to meet material and information needs in a cost effective manner.
  • Maintains open lines of communication to internal and external customers. This includes follow-up with material requests, requirements, and any changes in materials that would affect the outcome of the customer’s request or our ability to meet that request. Maintains a current library of information about new material, parts, supplies and equipment native to the customer’s operation.
  • Works with other employees as a team to meet material needs; may lead team members to facilitate completion of various projects.
  • Safely handles/maintains records/processes hazardous chemicals and various other regulated substances according to local, state, and federal regulations, e.g. bulk fuel deliveries and asbestos.
  • All of the above duties will be performed in a manner that supports the goals of Salt River Project and Transportation Services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employee must work safely and efficiently in the performance of their job duties.  Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and the public.   Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paper work.  May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.


Five years' experience as an Auto Partsman (or equivalent outside work experience). Heavy Duty Auto Parts experience preferred.

Additional Information

Must have integrity and willingness to take ownership.  Must have a strong commitment to safety and customer service; must be able to work with other employees as a team, but also be able to make independent decisions about work with limited supervision.  Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in work assignments; must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, accurately and in a cost-effective manner.  Must be able to make cost-effective business decisions that support SRP goals.  Responsibility of this position is extensive and can impact our ability to maintain power to external customers, both residential and industrial; value of material and equipment used is great, and safety risk is moderate.  Employee is subject to 24-hour emergency call-out and may work multiple shifts and locations.  Must be certified to safely and competently operate any and all material handling equipment including, but not limited to, electric standup forklifts and gas/diesel forklifts.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 12636


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.

Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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