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Construction Logistics Coordinator
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Construction Logistics Coordinator

  • By Jenna Kraeger 

FLOWER CITY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INC.

JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Construction Logistics Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Construction Manager
WORK WEEK: Primarily Tuesday-Saturday. Occasional Sunday, Monday work may be required with schedule flex.
PAYROLL STATUS: Non-Exempt, Full time.

OVERVIEW: Flower City Habitat for Humanity is seeking a highly independent, results-oriented Construction Logistics Coordinator to manage our construction warehouse, purchase construction material, coordinate sub-contractors, and lead volunteers and homeowners to support the rapid growth of our home building and repair programs. Flower City Habitat aims to face housing challenges in a holistic way by engaging community members, improving neighborhood conditions, and performing home repairs.

Successful Flower City Habitat for Humanity team members share the following characteristics:

  • Believe in a hand up, not a hand out for those underserved working to better their future
  • Possess a “go above and beyond” attitude
  • Thrive on constructive feedback and have a high level of integrity
  • Are creative problem solvers that work across teams

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Construction Logistics Coordinator for Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) will oversee the coordination, scheduling, and management of construction material and subcontractors to support the field staff. This includes managing warehouse space for extra material or large quantity purchases and Gift in Kind donations. This person will also serve as an ambassador for the mission of Habitat for Humanity by demonstrating the core values of integrity, respect, teamwork, and continuous improvement. The Construction Logistics Coordinator is responsible to proper adherence to FCHH purchasing policies and procedures and may from time to time take direction from the FCHH Finance Director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Procurement and Inventory Control:

  • Construction material ordering and coordination for all active job sites
  • Create, measure, and enhance FCHH construction materials control system
  • Ensure materials and resources are accounted for and used judiciously and efficiently
  • Purchase materials while maintaining efficiency
  • Order and manage donations from Habitat for Humanity International’s Gift in Kind (GIK) catalog
  • Arrange timely deliveries of materials
  • Communicate accurately and in a timely manner any problems, delays, or impediments from the field staff to the office staff
  • Be able to plan delivery schedules, sub-contractor and project schedules two to three weeks in advance
  • Ensure completion and timely reporting of all relevant paperwork
  • Perform material cost analyses

Warehouse Management:

  • Receive deliveries, perform stocking functions, disburse materials, manage inventory
  • Ensure warehouse is free of potential hazards and risks and that required personal protective equipment and first aid kits are available, in good working order and used
  • Ensure warehouse, materials, and tools are secure from theft
  • Lead volunteer teams in warehouse management and material distribution

Construction Coordination:

  • Help maintain scope of work, budget, and timeline for each building project
  • Solve problems efficiently to maintain forward progress on complicated projects
  • Maintain long- and short-range completion schedules as well as weekly and daily task completion goals
  • Identify and document issues and opportunities for enhancement and communicate to Construction Manager

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • New building products/best practices research
  • Assist in special projects (special event days, annual fundraising events etc. as required)
  • Build community relationships with vendors, volunteers, and homeowners
  • Share knowledge and best practices for continual improvement of operations
  • Execute other duties as directed by Supervisor
  • Share knowledge and best practices to the other Site Supervisors on a daily basis to ensure sustainability of our field leadership team

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 year’s work experience in the construction field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of construction materials, methods, and safety protocols
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences (donors, volunteers, subcontractors, staff, and homeowners)
  • Excellent organizational and anticipatory skills and personally act on same as need arises
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to safely use residential construction power tools
  • Ability to safely operate a construction vehicle (pickup truck or similar)
  • Current CPR/First aid certification preferred
  • Current Forklift Certification preferred
  • Pass a background check
  • Valid NYS driver’s license and maintain a good driving record
  • Experience teaching in any capacity a plus
  • Habitat for Humanity or other similar experience is a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work outdoors on live construction sites in all weather conditions and in a warehouse environment
  • Ability to regularly move material of 10-35 pounds across even and uneven surfaces using appropriate lifting/carrying equipment; occasionally move material of 75+ pounds
  • Ability to climb ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward positions

OTHER DETAILS:

  • Supply resume, cover letter, two professional and two personal references with contact information to mmancuso@rochesterhabitat.org
  • Job applications will be accepted until the position has been filled