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
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.