(1) Receives, in-checks, routes, and moves parts, assemblies, components, and on-base turn-ins into and out of industrial shops. Examines items received to verify part numbers, identifies, correct quantities, condition, and destination. When routing documents are missing or item is questionable, makes positive item identification by reference to national stock number (NSN), nomenclature, appropriate manuals, and blueprints. May identify, inspect, and segregate equipment or material as it is received for obvious damage and needed repairs, initiating Transportation/Supply Discrepancy Reports. Determines appropriate handling methods and devices needed to move items. Prepares and processes all necessary paperwork and dispatches materials through shops. Ensures accountability, completes log books, maintenance records, reports and other transportation documents for accurate accounting.
(2) Interprets packaging manuals and specifications and determines containers, protective devices, cushioning materials, methods, and techniques needed for packing a variety of tools, parts, equipment, and other items, taking into consideration such factors as size, type, weight, fragility, hazardous materials, transportation mode, and destination of items. Determines requirements for special internal support systems; including but not limited to hangers, mounts, and brackets. Custom packs items by fitting containers around parts, equipment, and other items of unusual size and shape.
(3) Constructs containers such as crates, boxes, cases and skids for use in shipment of items, utilizing Special Packaging Instructions (SPIs) when available to determine proper support requirements for items being prepared for shipment. Many items to be containerized are characterized by their irregular shapes, weight and size and unbalanced nature requiring a determination of weight support points to prevent such items from shifting, moving, breaking loose, or becoming damaged. Selects the proper type and grade of wood, masonite, plastic or other materials needed and plans how to best utilize materials available taking into account the machining characteristics relative to strength splitting tendencies and fastening.
(4) Determines proper identification, markings, labeling, and inclusion of shipping documents and special handling instructions on all shipments. Handles and certifies hazardous cargo in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Traffic Association (IATA), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and Code of Federal Regulations 49 (CFR 49) for required surface/air shipments.
(5) Assists the Distribution Manager as required in actions such as determining freight shipping requirements consistent with efficiency and transportation priorities. Formulates and prepares Commercial Bills of Lading (CBL) and procures transportation arrangements with commercial carriers and appropriate military services for equipment, supplies and material shipments. Determines and establishes freight shipping requirements utilizing the Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Department of Defense (DOD) guidance.
(6) Operates primarily straight-in-line trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more then 32,000 pounds and/or truck tractors with semi-trailers or full trailers to transport personnel or pick up and deliver supplies, materials or equipment. Couples and uncouples the truck tractor and semi-trailer or truck and trailer, and connects and disconnects the air brakes and electrical lines. Maneuvers vehicles within close tolerances when driving and backing over uneven ground, in narrow or congested areas, between buildings and other vehicles, between parked aircraft and when positioning vehicles at loading docks. Operates vehicles on interstate highways, winding roads, and steep grades and manipulates the dual braking system to prevent the semi-trailer or trailer from jackknifing. Ensures cargo is properly loaded, distributed and secured.