• Materials Trainee Student

    Job ID 2017-2864
    Location Brookings, South Dakota
    Student Temporary
  • Responsibilities

    Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.


    Position located in Brookings, South Dakota. Candidates must be enrolled and registered as a full-time student. Ideal candidate should be available to work approximately 15-20 hours per week during the academic year and at least 20 hours per week during the summer.


    Our purchasing philosophy is to build ongoing partnerships with our suppliers and coordinate the material flow with the manufacturing groups in a lean manufacturing environment.  The materials management function is the beginning of the manufacturing, made to order, pull manufacturing process.


    • Become knowledgeable of purchasing functions and procedures.
    • Work as a member of the Material Management Team to insure a steady flow of material through the plant.
    • Process purchase requisitions for goods and services, including order entry, order placement and expediting.
    • Develop working relationships with outside vendors by communicating effectively via phone, email and face-to-face meetings. 
    • Assist in analyzing daily reports and procuring materials to most effectively assure component supply and prevent stock-outs, while managing inventory levels.
    • Work effectively as a team member, helping when and where needed, make and implement suggestions for product and process improvement.  Consistently complete quality work in a timely manner. 
    • Complete projects and other duties as needed or assigned.
    • Become knowledgeable of company policies and procedures.
    • Regularly and reliably work scheduled hours.


    Academic Requirements –

    • The preferred candidate will be a full-time student currently enrolled in accredited Bachelor’s degree program in Business Economics, Economics, Consumer Affairs, Mathematics, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related degree
    • The preferred candidate will be in their sophomore or junior year of school
    • Only strong academic performers will be considered
    • Must maintain an acceptable GPA
    • Unofficial transcripts or web transcripts must be submitted with application to be considered for this position.

    Other Requirements –

    • Good computer skills.  Ability to work extensively at the computer. Word and Excel experience required.  Ability to learn Glovia ERP Software.
    • Manufacturing or inventory experience a plus.
    • Good oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, self-motivation.

    • Background check may be conducted.

    • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.

    • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position

    Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.



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