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Inventory Specialist II in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Job ID: HAC006182

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.



The Inventory Specialist II position is responsible for supporting Depot and Field Service organizations on inventory management at the direction of the Inventory Specialist IV/Manager. This role has a wide range of responsibilities including parts order management, receive stock, cycle counts, data analysis and reporting, and verifying and transacting materials to ensure timely and accurate flow of materials in the Service organization.


  • Manage and provide accurate responses to a high volume of daily communication
  • Develop, run reports and analyze data related to inventory management
  • Complete daily reports and metrics tracking
  • Work in collaboration with Management, Shipping and Receiving, Operations, and Technicians to ensure proper parts order management and planning to meet on-time delivery
  • Work with support departments (Purchasing, Operations, Finance, and sister companies) to maintain correct inventory and safety stock levels
  • Utilize Danaher Business Systems to identify and implement efficiencies within the Materials and Logistics organization
  • Review part shortages and expedite as needed
  • Resolve schedule problems throughout the day by closely coordinating with necessary departments
  • Receive/transact and stock materials into depot, field, and central stockroom
  • Perform inventory audits and cycle counts
  • Reconcile inventory discrepancies
  • Inspect material for conformance to standards and quality
  • Initiate NCNs to quarantine, re-work and control non-conforming parts
  • Contribute to continuous improvement projects and problem solving
  • Support kaizen and DBS activities
  • Responsible for material presentation, Kan-Ban management, and 5S
  • Serve as a back-up for Inventory Specialist IV/Manager, as needed
  • Keep work area neat and orderly


  • Demonstrates sense or urgency (Charts the Course)
  • Applies focus to executing the priorities with the most positive impact to the business (Charts the Course
  • Is committed to excellence and understands how daily work impacts the customer (Drives Innovation and Growth)
  • Is a team player and works collaboratively across the business for maximum impact (Builds People, Teams, and Organizations)

Job Requirements


  • 3-5 years experience in inventory management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written across all levels of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, and organization skills
  • Ability to track and manage priorities based upon daily business needs
  • Highly self-motivated and ability to manage multiple tasks independently
  • Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity
  • Ability to react quickly, make effective decisions, and function well under pressure with time sensitive constraints
  • Drive for results and quality oriented
  • Effective interpersonal skills within a team setting
  • Experience using Oracle and/or other ERP systems


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to stand/or sit( select locations, see below), squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The Loveland facility requires continuous standing for duration of the shift.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Must safely operate material handling equipment (ie:  fork lifts and fork trucks). 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.