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Otter Tail Corporation Sourcing Associate in Fargo, North Dakota



  • Receiving inventory. To include piece-count, inspection, and documentation of incoming materials, monitoring inventory levels and performing piece-counts audits, (incoming lumber, micro ingredients, etc.)

  • Organization and upkeep of Parts-Room, Mezzanine and Warehouse.

  • Responsible for parts runs as required. (well planned to prevent unnecessary time)

  • Assists the Sourcing Team Leader in purchasing production and non-production supplies and other work-related duties.

  • Keeps abreast of any process or work instruction updates/changes within the department and updates and communicates as necessary.

  • Packing and shipping of outgoing materials. (UGSI, Barrels/Screws, etc.)

  • Monthly inspection of fire extinguishers and filing/updating of vendor SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

  • Accurate and timely data entry related to work orders and parts in Visual

  • Maintains an excellent working relationship with all internal & external customers.

  • Operates and maintains forklift trucks in a safe manner as all times. This includes dock safety while unloading incoming trucks.

  • Maintains an open line of communication between internal customers to insure a smooth flow between request and order.

  • Maintains standards of good housekeeping in work areas and practices the safety policies required.

  • Other seasonal duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified.


  • Performs other work related duties as required.



Graduation from high school.


  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Certified Forklift Operator.

  • Prior experience with parts room organization.

  • Very self-motivated and approachable individual who pays attention to detail and can perform their duties without a great deal of oversight.

  • General knowledge of purchasing, material controls, manufacturing, and inventory control.

  • Ability to prioritize jobs and to carry out duties in a manner that minimizes repetition or leaves any job in disarray

  • Ability to plan, organize, and report ideas to Sourcing Team Leader for approval.

  • General knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

  • Skill set includes good computer skills and is familiar with modern office programs.

  • Ability to interact successfully with other people including vendors.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with others and to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Ability to lift up to a maximum of 50 lbs.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job.


The position has good working conditions in general, but is a diversified job requiring sustained mental effort related to public contacts, promotion, organizational issues, planning and technical areas.

The individual may encounter general emotional strain or tension. There is sustained exposure to public contact and sitting. There is also moderate exposure to Video Data Terminals (VDT’s).