Inventory Associate

At SYNEO, our objective is to develop excellence in automation, machine design, material handling, and custom tooling. Each position contributes to the success of the company through accountability, responsiveness, and a solutions-oriented mindset. The Inventory Associate will be responsible for maintaining records of materials in inventory and on order. This role will manage inventory through database and maintain and replenish stock level required on a daily basis to meet distribution demands.


The Inventory Associate will provide reliable and timely support in the following functions:

  • Prepare and maintain records of all inventory.
  • Enters data for inventory and cycle count adjustments, transfers and BOM’s into database.
  • Monitor and maintain current inventory levels.
  • Perform physical cycle count(s) of inventory and reconcile actual on-hand stock to anticipated levels.
  • Receive, unpack and deliver goods, re-stocking items as necessary and labelling shelves.
  • Investigates inventory shortages and discrepancies and reports them to management.
  • Picks materials and properly prepares and stages work order job kits for production release(s).
  • Monitors and maintains job backorders and shortages.
  • Performs daily Part Form Requests and processes Return Material Authorizations (RMA’s).
  • Provides high quality customer service to all internal requests at Stockroom Service Area with promptness, and accuracy.
  • Prepares and participates in yearly physical inventory.
  • Records and monitors all items with a shelf-life and notifies management when material(s) are approaching or have expired.
  • Works inter-departmentally as necessary to fulfill distribution requirements.
  • Supports shipping and receiving.
  • All other duties as needed to assist the company in attaining its objectives.


ADAPTABILITY Deals effectively with change in work environment, priorities, and needs, adapting to shifts with a professional and supportive demeanor. COMMITMENT/INTEGRITY Displays a “Can Do” attitude by stepping up to do whatever is needed. Takes ownership and responsibility for personal actions and promised deadlines and abilities. Is reliable and dependable. Advocates for position, department, and/or company. INNOVATION Utilizes critical thinking in identifying possible approaches and works with others to incorporate these ideas effectively into daily work processes. Displays “outside of the box” thinking, openness to other options, and is constantly looking for ways to improve and develop.


Disclaimer: the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed for this job classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and requirements for this position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

TEAMWORK/COLLABORATION Interacts with people effectively to get the job done. Able and willing to share and receive information. Cooperates within the group and across groups, supporting group decisions and placing group goals ahead personal and individual goals. Communicates in a professional manner, developing effective partnerships with internal and external clients. WORK STANDARDS Sets and maintains high performance standards. Pays close attention to detail, accuracy and completeness. Shows concern for all aspects of the job, prioritizing in a meaningful and practical manner. Follows up on work outputs, assuring successful completion of the assignment.

Company-wide Responsibilities 1. Promotes company policies and advocates for SYNEO 2. Assures proper attendance and actions 3. Provides and receives positive feedback and/or constructive criticism 4. Maintains good communication with co-workers 5. Serves as a resource for co-workers 6. Cross-trains, learns how role interacts with other departments 7. Works with managers and management to solve problems, providing suggestions as needed 8. Maintains clean and organized work area, taking ownership of surroundings 9. Maintains appropriate confidentiality of information 10. Assures that equipment is in good working condition and maintained in proper working order


This position involves considerable physical activity. Routinely requires the ability to stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to twenty five (25) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.


  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment and/or service ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to reconcile stock counts to report data.
  • Database management skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
  • Ability to receive, stock and/or deliver goods.
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Able to function in a dynamic, fast paced, environment


  • EXPERIENCE - Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of inventory control experience.
  • EDUCATION - AA Experience and Education can be an equivalent combination of pref’d qualifications.


This position will work in a Machine Shop within a Manufacturing environment, and as such, will encounter some dust/dirt, and noise/vibration.