Receiving & Inventory Specialist

Manufacturing Kent, Washington


Digital Control Incorporated (DCI) is the world’s leading supplier of underground locating and steering products for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. Since the introduction of this revolutionary technology 30 years ago, Digital Control has been at the forefront of trenchless technologies that enable the efficient installation of underground utilities such as fiber optic, telecom, gas, and water lines world-wide. DCI’s products are valued for their durable design, ease of use and uncompromising commitment to customer service. 

We are seeking a Receiving & Inventory Specialist based out of our headquarters in Kent, WA to ensure inbound goods are properly received, verified, stocked, and processed within the computer system. This role works closely with the inventory, quality, purchasing, and production teams to facilitate organization, availability, and delivery of parts, kits, and products within the manufacturing facility.


  • Unparalleled health benefits (employer covers 99% of costs)
  • Quarterly bonuses: all employees share in the success of the company
  • Professional development
  • 401k matching
  • 4 weeks PTO 
  • Dog-friendly work environment
  • Parental leave
  • Company covers 100% of payroll taxes for state family medical leave and a portion of the WA LTC tax
  • 11 annual paid holidays
  • Free convenient parking and commuter benefits
  • Located in a quiet business park near walking trail


  • Receive, verify, and stock incoming goods.
  • Investigate and resolve material discrepancies.
  • Process inventory transactions in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) computer system.
  • Operate automated shelving units and manual lifting/ handling equipment.
  • Utilize and maintain inventory management methods and best practices to drive organization, efficiency, and accuracy.
  • Support product quality by performing visual confirmation and segregation of incoming and in-process parts as needed.
  • Support purchasing with timely and accurate processing of incoming components.
  • Ensure accuracy of inventory counts by participating in cycle counts and physical inventories.
  • Assist Quality and Manufacturing Engineering in identifying and resolving non-conforming parts.
  • Contribute to and promote a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Communicate and resolve inventory and departmental issues with technicians, department leads, and manufacturing management.
  • Support manufacturing productivity and quality improvement initiatives with Continuous Improvement mindset and LEAN methodology.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • 3+ years of stable work experience in an Inventory or Receiving role with working knowledge of computerized inventory systems.
  • Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient use of a personal computer to perform job tasks, including Microsoft Windows and Office Suite.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all departments and externally.
  • Strong passion for innovation, quality of work, and customer service.
  • Ability to interface across functionally diverse teams, facilitate work processes and motivate activities for employees.
  • Regularly lift/move 30 pounds; periodically lift/move 50 pounds.

Why DCI? 

Work hard, play often... DCI employees are innovative and creative. Our open (forest-like) work environment creates free flowing conversations across all functions. We have gaming days; Lego challenges and ping pong matches to build on our creativity when one hits a roadblock. If that is not enough, our employees bring their four-legged companions (dogs) to work and can take them for a walk around the Green River trail. 

DCI takes pride in caring a lot about our employees. We believe that employees should not be burdened with benefits expenses, so we provide lucrative health care plans unmatched in most other companies. We also like to eat at DCI and find any excuse to celebrate the most random holidays (Pi Day, Chocolate Ice Cream Day, etc.) We have monthly catered lunches, a fully stocked snack area, sporting tickets, wellness competitions, and most importantly a team of people who will tell you that DCI is the best place they've ever worked. This is evident by our long service team and low turnover. 

We celebrate inclusion. 

At DCI, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. DCI is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at DCI is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. DCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.

It is DCI’s policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's EEO policy includes the full & complete support of the Company and all levels of leadership. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too.