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Material Specialists

Job Details

Hiring Organization Southwest Airlines
Post Name Material Specialists
Qualification High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent education required.
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 17 To USD 20 Per Hour
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77061

Job Description

Southwest will provide a stable work environment with equal opportunities for learning and personal growth.  Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.


  • Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers. 
  • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company.
  • A Material Specialist Employee will do all work generally recognized as the routine duties of a Material Specialist and/or stockroom employee in and about the Company storerooms and stockrooms, including but not limited to receiving, shipping, checking, classifying, issuing, inventorying (on a nonexclusive basis), storing and warehousing of supplies, tools, materials and the operation of stores equipment and the preparation and maintenance of records and reports in connection therewith.
  • The duties of a Material Specialist shall include the delivery of parts and materials to the maintenance department and ground equipment maintenance department.
  • The duties of Material Specialist employees may also include the erection and/or assembly of stocking bins, shelves, and decks, employing the use of required power tools when necessary, and the driving of motor vehicles in the pickup and delivery of parts, equipment, materials and tools where Material Specialists are assigned.
  • The paragraph does not preclude the Company from utilizing Employees other than Material Specialists to perform inventory functions.
  • Attends initial and ongoing training (classroom and/or on-the-job), and keeps current on knowledge, information, and equipment to gain proficiency in their work.
  • Works as a member of lean staff operating out of cities served by the airline. 
  • Wears visual identification required by the Company, prominently displayed above the waist for ready recognition.
  • Duties vary by size and organization of the station.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed in this description. May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.


  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent education required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


  • A high school diploma or equivalency is required.



  • Must be able to obtain a SIDA badge and meet all local airport requirements.
  • Must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.


  • Must be able to pass physical abilities test as detailed in the attached “Summary of Physical Job Requirements”.
  • Must have vision ability sufficient to perform essential job functions.
  • Must be able to operate a forklift.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move items weighing 75 pounds on a regular basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard with sufficient speed to meet the demands of the job.


  • Must be able to read documents, follow instructions, learn, and understand procedures, rules, and regulations including federal and local security regulations.
  • Must be able to perform well in a fast-paced environment, subject to adverse weather and aircraft noise.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts and/or overtime, as well as on holidays and weekends.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete training program and evaluation period.  
  • Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to handle emergencies as needed.
  • Must work under tight time constraints to accomplish job tasks.
  • Must be able to perform all job functions within a limited space.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally, using a well-modulated voice.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate ideas in writing.
  • Must be able to work well under stressful situations.
  • Must be able to work well with others as part of a Team.
  • Must be able to comprehend and keep abreast of information pertinent to the job.

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start date to comply with Executive Order 14042, which requires employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

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