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Materials Specialist - Meridian

Meridian, MS

This position supports all of Mississippi Power with metering, PPE and AMI materials for work being performed in the field. This position ensures inventory levels are accurate and is responsible for providing PPE materials to PPE lab so that the operational needs of external customers can be met at a low cost and efficient manner. This position is also responsible for the invoicing that is to be paid by Metering Services. This position is responsible for supporting safety and environmental programs that create a culture embracing Safety First.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills )

  • Knowledge of warehousing concepts, practices, inventory management techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent analytical / computer skills with the ability to master the use of the integrated systems required to optimize their use in serving the customer. Examples, MAXIMO, TRACK, Watt-Net+, Oracle HCM, Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel) with the skills to quickly migrate to new systems as the need arises.

  • Readily available at all times during storms for logistics or field jobs as needed.

  • Self-Directed with limited supervision

  • Possesses strong organizational skills.

  • Effective written/verbal communication skills to deal effectively with Metering, PPE Lab, Division, Supply Chain, and vendor personnel.

  • Excellent time management and project management skills.

  • Experience in forklift and warehouse operations is preferred.

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Ability to lift, push, and pull heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.).

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Specify major duties performed by the job and % of time spent on duties.

  • Directs daily warehouse operations associated with Metering and PPE Lab material activities and manages the daily issues and receipts and shipment of stock and non-stock material.

  • Creating purchase orders for materials or services needed in Metering Services and PPE lab.

  • Responsible for Inventory Management decisions daily. (Turnover/total inventory levels/variance reconciliation/analyze and evaluate material requirements, availability, and stocking levels)

  • Coding of Invoices for Metering Services / PPE lab and send to managers for approval.

  • Coordinates and conducts monthly inventory Cycle Count for SCM warehouse.

  • Maintain inventory issue and return documents with correct Maximo numbers.

  • Checking new meters and transformers for correct number assignments and receive for Meter Mechanic acceptance testing.

Mississippi Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, provides clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy to more than 192,000 customers and communities in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. In its 98th year, Mississippi Power is a leader in customer service, workforce development and education, environmental stewardship, and employee volunteerism. The company is an industry leader when it comes to working safely, providing around-the-clock reliable service and its expert storm response. Mississippi Power has been at the forefront of innovation in the state through strategic partnerships in electric transportation and solar energy. The company has worked with the Coast Transit Authority to put the state’s first electric public transportation bus in operation and with Forrest County Agriculture High School on the state’s first electric school bus. It also partnered with the Hattiesburg Zoo on a new electric train and worked with the country’s largest Domino’s franchise to electrify its delivery fleet. Also, a leader in renewable energy, Mississippi Power partnered with the Naval Construction Battalion Center to install the first microgrid at a Navy facility. The company was among the first to introduce utility scale solar in the state with nearly 160 MW of renewable energy produced, enough to power 23,000 homes for a year. Mississippi Power’s mission is to provide world-class value to our customers and communities every day.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 5791

Job Category: Metering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Mississippi Power


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