Terex Corporation Kanban Coordinator (Day Shift) in Moses Lake, Washington


Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us! ​

Genie Industries/Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of the Terex Corporation, is headquartered in Redmond, WA with brach offices worldwide; we manufacture material lifts, aerial work platforms, trailer-mounted booms and light towers, telhandlers, scissor lifts and self-propelled telescopic and articular booms.


The Kanban Coordinator will be responsible for setting inventory levels through the use of Kanban and maintaining inventory levels that support production rates. He/She ensures that material flow from supplier to the facility is on time and maintains delivery standards as set-forth in the Terex Materials Management System and Terex Production System. Maintains and facilitates timely order and delivery of parts, components, and supplies to support production and service parts. Responsible for communicating any potential or actual expedite needs to Buyers and concerned parties. This role is also responsible to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams; to solve urgent problems associated with manufacture of products; and document and communicate production outcomes and trends.


  • Orders materials using standard signals and ordering practices to conform to daily production requirements

  • Identifies and resolves daily material issues, facilitating or ordering necessary parts, components, and supplies for production variance due to part shortages

  • Identifies and communicates all potential and real schedule variances for on-time delivery to their customer. Works to resolve such issues and develops alternate methods or supplier relationships as needed to ensure continued production and manufacturing flow

  • Responsible for setting inventory levels through the use of Kanban (MRP/sequence pull as directed)

  • Maintain accurate locations in the PFEP system and on Kanban cards for all purchased and withdrawal loops. Perform daily audits to ensure the integrity of the system.

  • Ensure that the delivery vessels (bins, totes, and racks) used for production materials meet the standards required for safe transport between supplier and Genie. These vessels must be right sized for safe handling and for the part quantity established for this Kanban or part

  • Assists Kanban Coordinators, Buyers/Planners and other Materials support team to develop, interpret, and convert intermediate-term plans into action plans


Basic Qualifications

  • Four years of experience and/or formal education beyond high school in inventory control, material distribution and planning, scheduling and purchasing. Additional experience in production may substitute for some training in materials

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office programs proficiency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills surrounding Material flow within a production system lean concepts and process, as well as production planning with on-time delivery of supplies to internal customers.

  • Working knowledge of Kanban systems, buyer/planner responsibilities and process as well as overall materials systems knowledge

  • Strong communication skills in both oral and written formats

  • Depth of knowledge surrounding flow systems, as well as quality products being delivered within a TAKT time

  • Strong influencing skills as needed to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams


Job ID 2018-37542

# Positions 1

Category Operations

Location: WA-Moses Lake