Materials Analyst

Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) - Muscatine, IA3.4


Union Tank Car Company (“UTLX”) manufactures, leases and repairs railcars in North America for railroads and industrial companies who ship by rail. With roots dating back over 125 years to Standard Oil Co. and John D. Rockefeller, UTLX, along with Canadian affiliate Procor, owns and leases a diversified portfolio of approximately 120K tank cars and 10K freight cars, operates two tank car manufacturing facilities as well as a network of more than 110 full-service and mini / mobile repair shops. The Company’s regulatory, engineering and commercial expertise make UTLX the preferred source of railcars and services for many of its customers. Owned by the Marmon Group and Berkshire Hathaway, UTLX headquarters is in Chicago’s financial district, close to major public transportation hubs. UTLX offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as an opportunity to be a part of a top-notch team where enthusiasm, expertise and progressive thinking are valued.

Headquarters: Chicago, IL

Full-Service Repair/Maintenance facilities: Altoona, PA; Celaya, Mexico; Cleveland, TX; East Chicago, IN; Edmonton, AB; El Dorado, KS; Evanston, WY; Joffrey, AB; Marion, OH; Muscatine, IA; Oakville, ON; Regina East, SK; Regina West, SK; Sarnia, ON; Sayre, PA; Texarkana, AR; Valdosta, GA; Ville Platte, LA; and Waterloo, IA.

Mobile Units & On-site Customer Crews: Over 100 locations in North America and growing

Manufacturing facilities: Alexandria, LA; Sheldon, TX

Job Description

You’re responsible for assisting in shipment tracking, analyzing inventory trends, material ordering, material receipts, identifying ways to lower expenses & maintaining consistency in material quality. The position will directly report to the Materials Manager.

Primary responsibilities and/or essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains accurate & current record keeping.
  • Replenishes inventory and expendable materials as necessary.
  • Collects & analyzes data on current orders, production levels & sales forecasts to estimate future demand for materials.
  • Maintains the two-bin inventory system.
  • Regularly analysis of reorder points & reorder quantities while adjusting to maximize productivity.
  • Coordinates Accounts Payable function locally or with the corporate office as required.
  • Performs regular cycle counting of material as required by Accounting routinely to support record accuracy.
  • Assists with the annual physical inventory process.
  • Establishes & maintains a well-organized and high-quality system of material storage and labeling.
  • Creates bills of lading as needed.
  • May provide direction to Material Handlers; while being forklift certified to move material as needed.


  • Committed to working safely & acting when unsafe practices are identified within the plant.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented, organized, & have time management skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Basic knowledge of math applications.
  • Familiarity with consignment inventory, receiving and quality best practices.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications particularly with Excel.
  • Ability to wear safety equipment such as, but not limited to safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hats, ear plugs and respirators.
  • Ability to bend, stoop and stretch to perform tasks.


  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future
  • Upcoming new graduates in May 2019 with a degree in Supply Chain / Materials management / Logistics welcome to apply.
  • HS diploma or equivalent ; College degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 yrs in Procurement, Purchasing, Planning or Material Management.
  • Certified Forklift Operator preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time


  • Excel: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Legally can work in US now & future without sponsorship (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)