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Material Coordinator (MDRS)

Manufacturing and Production

Material Planner


Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

The Material Expediter executes the following: locates and moves materials and parts between work areas of plant to expedite processing of goods, according to predetermined schedules and priorities, and keeps related record, reviews production schedules inventory reports, and work orders to determine types, quantities, and availability of required material and priorities of customer orders, confers with department supervisors to determine materials overdue and to inform them of location, availability, and condition of materials. Locates and moves materials to specified production areas, using cart, hand truck or forklift and records quantity and type of materials distributed and on hand. Work may include the following tasks: movement of materials between storage and production areas, compare work ticket specifications with material at work stations to verify appropriateness of material in use, prepare production records and may update and maintain inventory records, using computer terminal. Coordinates movement of shipments to upload locations for non-rolling and rolling stock. Manages the locations of shipments within the shipping production stage. Verifies and directs shipments upon upload and confirms receipt of shipments at destination. Maintains tracking of shipment within the shipping stage of the MDRS operation. May perform Material Coordinator administrative tasks as determined by the Material Coordinator Lead/Operations Supervisor.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and executes freight shipments into and out of the installation using Global Freight Management (GFM) for LTLs / TLs and the UPS / FEDEX systems for Small Package Express shipments. Creates and issues Commercial Bills of Lading (CBLs) to authorized civilian carriers within the DoD transportation system.
  • Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of services provided by commercial carriers. Inspects freight carrier’s facilities for freight that is astray and Terminal conditions.
  • Maintains and interprets various tenders from commercial carriers and applies discounts for selection of most economical and quality service mode of transportation. Ensures required service is provided by “Best Value” to the Government based on DoD Transportation Regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for the proper classification, consolidation, transport mode and carrier selective routing, documentation, preparation and verification and processing of Government and/or Commercial Bills of Lading.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance on shipping Government freight to include Small Package Express shipments. Executes load planning requirements and ensures DOT compliance for all freight shipments. Screens all DD From 1348 and 1149 shipment documentation for accuracy and completeness per DoD and Fort Carson regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for clearing Inbound and Outbound freight shipments and tracing freight identified that is determined to a frustrated or having a discrepancy. Prepares Transportation Discrepancy Reports (TDR) and process astray and frustrated shipments. Obtains exhibits, pictures, investigates, and transmits within required DoD regulatory timelines.
  • Inspects In-bound shipments from notification of consignee for possibility of improper handling by commercial carrier. Processes rail shipments using the Transportation Coordinators - Automated Command and Control Information System (TC-ACCIS) to include creating automated CBLs (GFM) and manual GBL’s.
  • Prepares required reports, maintains statistical data, and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification:

  • High School graduate or equivalent. Knowledge of automated data systems and automated data system input required.
  • Two years’ experience in industrial, commercial or Government organization of freight movement operations. HAZMAT certification is desired. Experience in DoD Transportation and Supply computer programs such as Global Freight Management (GFM), POWERTRACK, ETA, GTN, and IBS Systems are extremely desired.
  • Must be able to possess and continuously maintain a current State of Colorado Driver's License prior to start date or by 30 days after employment.

Material & Equipment Directly Used:

  • Material Handling Equipment, i.e., Hand carts, pallet jacks (manual & electric), and gasoline/diesel forklifts (up to 36K).
  • Apply basic computer knowledge in DOD and MS Office computer programs.
  • Computer equipment, various software programs, fax, photocopier, telephone and 10 key.

Working Environment/physical Activities:

Work is generally conducted in an office environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions. Work will require lifting up to 50 lbs; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting.

Posted Salary Range


Benefits Information

SCA - The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits. Vacation, holiday and sick Leave offered will be as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8948