Thursday, October 2, 2008

My 9 to 5 as an Inventory Control Specialist

So, my working hours aren't exactly 9 to 5, but the you get what I mean. I have this great title where I work - "Inventory Control Specialist". Sounds fancy, eh? Well, here's what all of that really means... I am responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the inventory for four chemical manufacturing plants and one corporate location in the states of Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, and Maryland. I travel quite a bit to these locations in order to ensure that I am on top of of the issues that affect each of these plants.

I work for a chemical manufacturing company that produces chemicals used primarily in water treatment plants and catalyst manufacturing for gasoline. I deal a lot with chemical vendors, ensuring that our prices are correct and that those prices are correctly reflected in our Costs of Goods Sold. The software we use is a huge pain in the hiney. It was implemented poorly and so a lot of my job entails me playing clean up. Lots of accounting, lots of cost analysis, and lots of paperwork!

I really love my job and I'm currently going to school to complete my degree in Accounting with a focus on cost accounting - a big promotion is in store for me when I finish, so the next two years are going to crawl by, I'm sure! When I'm not traveling, I work in a small office at the site of our plant in Indiana. I think the biggest bonus for me is that I get to wear my super comfy jeans every day, ha!

Here's a picture from a training session in December 2007. That's me, second from the left!

3 comments:

Jen said...

So interesting to hear what folks do! Nice that you like your job so much. Thanks for sharing as part of the carnival!

Linda said...

That is great that you enjoy your job. I hope the next two years fly by for you.

storybeader said...

sounds complicated to me, but it's nice to know that you're happy with what you do, and can look forward to advancement in your job. There's always going to be water treatment plants around...