Automated Logistical Specialist (92A)
The automated logistical specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing management or warehouse functions in order to maintain equipment records and parts.
- Establish and maintain stock records and other documents such as inventory, material control, accounting and supply reports
- Review and verify quantities received against bills of contracts, purchase requests and shipping documents
- Unload, unpack, count, segregate, palletize and store incoming supplies and equipment
- Construct bins, shelving and other storage aids
- Simplify and standardize the collection and use of maintenance data
- Raise the quality and accuracy of performance, cost and parts data through improved maintenance management
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for an automated logistical specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in handling and storing stock.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Stock control and accounting procedures
- Procedures for shipping, receiving, storing and issuing stock
- Movement, storage and maintenance of ammunition
- Procedures for handling medical and food supplies
- Interest in mathematics, bookkeeping, accounting, business administration and/or typing
- Keep accurate records
- Enjoy physical work
- Interest in operating forklifts and other warehouse equipment
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a stock control clerk, parts clerk or storekeeper with civilian factories, repair shops, department stores and government warehouses and stockrooms.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
- AT&T, Inc.
- Hewlett-Packard Company
- Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
- Sears Holdings Corporation
- Time Customer Service, Inc.
- Walgreen Co.
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Accomplished in developing effective processes and directing complex logistics functions for multimillion-dollar projects.
Excel at coordinating tasks of numerous internal divisions and external agencies to ensure rapid, accurate delivery of equipment, materials, and resources. Advanced expertise in reviewing invoices and shipping manifests to ensure full compliance with local customs and international regulations. Track record of identifying redundancies and maximizing resources to streamline operations. Proficient in a variety of logistics and supply management software, both proprietary and commercial.
United States Army (various locations) - 6/2003 – 6/2015
Logistics/Distribution Supervisor, 6/2011 – 6/2015
Directed eight-member team to develop the most efficient routing system for $47 million in supplies and equipment. Monitored all transportation operations, including quality controls, to ensure transportation services met contract obligations as well as local and national government regulatory requirements. Served as transportation liaison between various organizations and countries. Oversaw dispatching, routing, tracking, and shipping activities to ensure safe, prompt, and accurate delivery of transportation equipment. Trained and coached staff on new tracking procedures. Communicated operational needs to senior management.
- Achieved 99.5% average delivery rate on all assignments with no loss of materials or assets.
- Identified and corrected efficiency bottlenecks, which saved $1.2 million and resulted in faster, more accurate supply shipments.
- Played an integral role in creating new automated method for property tracking procedures to increase accuracy and accountability.
Logistics Coordinator, 6/2007 – 6/2011
Collaborated with and supported Logistics Manager in overseeing up to $25 million in equipment and supplies shipped worldwide to support a wide range of projects. Assured proper authorization for all shipments; oversaw tracking and monitored cross-border transportation activities. Directly accountable for $11 million in property, equipment, and supplies. Optimized flow of supplies by developing and operating automated systems.
- Key player on team that consistently exceeded stated objectives on all projects.
- Led smaller teams in developing effective stocking and inventory-management systems to minimize loss and maximize performance.
Logistics Support, 6/2003 – 6/2007
Coordinated with staff regarding relocation and transportation arrangements. Prepared documentation and coordinated transport of resources and materials. Marked and labeled freight; documented, verified, and inventoried cargo; and prepared and submitted report documentation. Maintained accurate records and managed office correspondence.
- Earned multiple awards for quality and dedication of performance in rapidly changing, fast-paced environment.
Business Administration Major, 2013 - Present
University of Maryland
- Distribution Management
- Quality Assurance
- Inventory Control Processes
- Standards / Procedures Compliance
- Continuous Process Improvement
- Vendor and Staff Relations
- Transportation / Materials Handling
- Training and Leadership
- Advanced Logistics Management
- Distribution Operations
- Leadership and Supervision
- Advanced Inventory Management
- Standards and Procedures Compliance
- Diversity Training