Admin/Logistics Technician

Admin/Logistics Technicians analyse and coordinate the logistical functions of an organisation. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a project, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.

Personal requirements of an Admin/Logistics Technician may include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving

Admin/Logistics Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Report project plans, progress, and results
  • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet organisational requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimise negative impacts on a business
  • Provide project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data.
  • Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations
  • Develop an understanding of customers' needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met.
  • Plan, organise, and execute logistics support activities such as maintenance planning, repair analysis, and test equipment recommendations
  • Stay informed of logistics technology advances and apply appropriate technology to improve logistics processes
  • Protect and control proprietary materials
  • Develop and implement technical project management tools such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices
  • Develop proposals that include documentation for estimates
  • Support the development of training materials and technical manuals
  • Participate in the assessment and review of design alternatives and design change proposal impacts
  • Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources
  • Redesign the movement of goods to maximise value and minimise costs
  • Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks and service agreements
  • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products
  • Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development
  • Perform system life-cycle cost analysis and develop component studies.
  • Manage subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals, developing performance specifications, and serving as liaisons between subcontractors and organisations

This job usually requires the completion of a traineeship or apprenticeship. Entry requirements may vary but most employers require Year 10 and some may prefer Year 12.