DTE Energy Material Specialist in Morgantown, West Virginia


  • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia*


Under the general direction of the Materials/Supply Chain Manager, the position is responsible for the warehouse procurement and inventory activity, and operation of the materials management system inventory. Reporting to a manager, the position involves performing difficult and complex services requiring a high level of independent judgment, initiative and discretion. Results are reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies, procedures and practices.


  • Procure and purchase of spare parts and materials for stock and non stock

  • Ability to handle large volume of work and multiple priorities simultaneously, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Insures warehouse maintains adequate spares and consumable parts inventory

  • Expedites goods and material for stock and projects, and facilitates requests from the field.

  • Represents the business unit in dealings with equipment vendors, parts suppliers and contractors that deliver material to the plant and job site.

  • Prepares spaces and areas to store all items of all sizes, shapes and weights

  • Verifies that storage and maintenance of materials & equipment is according to the site procedures and vendor recommendations

  • Performs warehouse asset inventory

  • Prepares periodic warehouse progress reports

  • Maintains warehouse and storage locations in a safe and clean manner

  • Coordinating for the safe unloading of all freights

  • Responsible for verifying material deliveries and material certifications

  • Files and distributes delivery documents/certifications in a timely manner.

  • Maintaining an inventory location system to effectively and rapidly retrieve items upon demand

  • Using the inventory system to generate reports on what is in inventory and its value

  • Assist requestors of items that are needed for use to be removed from storage

  • Assists in other plant activities, as assigned, including maintenance assistance during overhauls

  • Responsible for inventory transactions and reporting

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening) and interpersonal skills required to interact and participate in a team environment

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


A high school diploma or GED is required, relevant experience with large industrial sites and/or power plants, including three (3) years of warehouse activities and power plant procurement to provide for the following:

  • A thorough, demonstrated understanding of all aspects of warehousing, from receipt of the material and equipment, to when it is checked out of the warehouse.

  • Working knowledge of contract terms and conditions and the ability to administer supply type contracts

  • Technical knowledge of purchasing and inventory control

  • Previous experience using an ERP system

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate both verbally and in writing to internal and external audiences

  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous activities

  • Problem solving and decision making skills

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel; familiarity with email and knowledge of logistic type warehousing inventory systems

  • Proven ability to take tasks, assignments and projects from start to completion without significant supervision

  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and employees report to both a functional leader and a business leader

  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation and development)

  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills


The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand or walk, stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms extensively.

The employee in this classification will be required to lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 45 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee works, both in a business office setting and at a job site. In the course of working at the job site, the employee is exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and may work near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the plant site.

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Requisition ID: 19122