Supply Attendant

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Date: Jan 21, 2019

Location: Des Moines, IA, US, 50047

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary



We have an immediate opening for a Supply Attendant responsible for materials management in PCS, MRO and OSP construction and cable yards. The employee will be responsible for the integrity, accuracy and associated investment for plug-ins in garage locations, as well as OSP material, HSI modems. The employee will also be required to provide contractor support as assigned. The employee will be required to work and travel various tours and hours as determined by the needs of the business. They will travel to and provide supply chain support at several metro and remote locations as needed

Job Description



  • Establish & maintain appropriate stock levels of all materials utilized by network technicians in the completion of customer orders to ensure service objectives are met.
  • Order, receive and put away materials in pre-established bins, shelves and other locations within the garage./storeroom.
  • Check Stocking levels (MRO) and return excess or order materials as needed.
  • Keep storeroom and garage well organized and clean.
  • Set up and rearrange storeroom layout when needed.
  • Post and maintain all current material min/max levels on shelf labels.
  • Get rid of all empty boxes in a timely manner.
  • Check caged areas and make sure they are clean, neat and orderly.
  • Do Cycle Counts if/when directed by your immediate supervisor or required.
  • Do FAMT Lite Inventory and process if required.
  • Check PIC's area for ordering/returns and process defective and good PIC's.
  • Return and track excess stock to Denver Logistics Warehouse as defined by process.
  • Maintain, select, package and ship equipment, tools and lest sets in need of repair.
  • Provide available local stock for emergency rush orders.
  • Replace old bins with new ones.

LNO Yard Duties:

  • Establish and maintain appropriate stock levels of all materials utilized by Network Technicians in the completion of customer orders to ensure service objectives are met.
  • Clean inside and outside yard area, including docks. This includes dusting, sweeping and picking up and discarding trash in appropriate container and restocking usable materials, etc.
  • Walk the LNO yard frequently and ensure that we have no excess cable and/or associated materials in the garage.
  • Must be able to operate lifting devices such as pallet jacks and forklift and lift gates.
  • Maintain reel yards which handle all contract or cable and material with appropriate in/out logs.
  • Use forklift to move materials as needed, organize cable reels by size.
  • Ability to work with all types of material including HazMat.
  • Deliver emergency out of service material to specific locations.
  • Coordinate transportation/delivery of plug-in material.
  • Support and Partner with Outside Plant Technicians and Managers.
  • Send back pallets and empty reels as needed.
  • Manage material via Excel spreadsheets, Access databases and Word documents.
  • Prepare material requisition and orders via (SAP) system.
  • Analyze orders/receipts and report errors including overages, shortages and damages.
  • Check status regularly on backordered material.
  • Arrange and coordinate material/transportation utilizing telephone, email and/or fax.
  • Communicate effectively and problem solve with technicians, managers and contractors.
  • Assist when needed for re-planning of FAMT Life PICS Levels.
  • Receives, log, distribute and return materials and BVAPP jobs to appropriate office.
  • Notify planners of location/description involvement of MRO materials.
  • Coordinate pick up/delivery for Repair and Return materials.
  • Identify and redirect lost or misdirected shipments.
  • Provide back up support for other Supply Attendants as needed.
  • Strive to Perfect the Customer Experience.
  • Working with pack and hold materials.




  • Must be able to demonstrate computer skills including Word, Access, Excel and email.
  • Must be able to drive manual transmission.
  • Must be able to travel in company vehicle on a daily basis or as required by the needs of the business.
  • Must satisfy CenturyLink OSHA requirements to be certified as an operator on several types of material handling equipment including various sizes and types of forklifts. Training will be provided.
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperature conditions ranging from 120 degree to -30 degrees F.
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity, but not limited to lifting/moving 125 lbs. loading and unloading reels in excess of 8,000 lbs.
  • Must be able to set up shelving, rearranging/organize, maintain storerooms, yard and garages.
  • Must be able to load/unload vehicles.
  • Must be able to perform perform work activities in adverse weather conditions, i.e. cold, snow, rain, heat and dusty/windy, dirty environments without difficulty.
  • Must be able to access overhead shelving, using stepladders.
  • Must work well within a team environment.
  • Successful completion of all testing and interviews required for this position.
  • Must be willing and able to perform strenuous physical activity, but not limited to moving/lifting 125 lbs.
  • Must be able to operate a pallet jack.
  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Must be flexible to work schedule changes-backfilling for peers, special projects.
  • Must be able to travel-week, days at a time.
  • MUST be able to take direction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience utilizing SAP ordering systems or ability to learn quickly.
  • Familiar with material and tools used by Network Technicians.
  • Experience in ordering, receipting and maintaining/updating inventory spreadsheets.

Special Job Requirements:

  • Upon hire, position requires that selected candidate satisfy CenturyLink OSHA requirements outlined for a certified forklift operator.
  • Requirements will include written and hands on testing which will be conducted on site




High School Diploma or Equivalent


Alternate Location: US-Iowa-Des Moines

Requisition #: 209498

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

Job Segment: Supply, ERP, Consulting, SAP, Logistics, Operations, Technology

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