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WIP Control Specialist



Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Velo3D is a technology company that provides the industry’s most advanced fully integrated metal 3D printing solution for mission-critical parts.
Some of the most pioneering companies, including SpaceX, Honeywell, and Lam Research, use the Velo3D solution to drive defense innovation, improve aerospace applications, enhance transportation efficiency, and produce critical oil & gas applications.
While conventional 3D printing and traditional manufacturing methods impose strict design and performance limitations, Velo3D supports true design freedom and allows engineers to build the complex parts they need without compromising performance or quality for manufacturability. In our quest to support tomorrow’s innovations, we enable parts to be printed to exact standards of consistency, quality, and repeatability.
Velo3D has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. For more information, please visit, or follow the company on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Position Overview
The WIP Control Specialist is a critical team member of the materials department and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the material status in production and everything related to it. Being successful in this role requires a high level of ownership not only for tracking the WIP (work-in-process) materials but also all relevant processes.
To achieve the “Zero Error” goal, the WIP Control Specialist probes and monitors the inventory accuracy by production cell, compares it to the costed BOM, reconciles discrepancies, and develops improvements of processes to prevent future errors.


  • Investigate and resolve inventory discrepancies between ERP, physical product/production cell, and costed BOM
  • Identify and monitor material movement and transactions to/on/from the production floor
  • Schedule cycle counting based on current production cell occupancy and WIP value compared to the costed BOM
  • Identify opportunities to improve reporting and processes associated with WIP control
  • Establish and maintain KPIs related to WIP
  • Prepare and provide training regularly for team members involved in material movements and transactions pertaining to WIP


  • 6+ Years of inventory/material control experience
  • Must have experience in a manufacturing environment
  • -4+ Years of combined experience with WMS and/or ERPs
  • Self-starter needing minimal supervision
  • Thriving in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have good organizational and time management skills

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Able to be on-site for a minimum of 8 working hours a day; may require longer hours if needed
  • Able to lift a maximum of 60 pounds and stand for extended periods of time
  • Duties require frequent walking between different areas of the facility
  • Must wear steel-toed boots
  • Must wear protective eyewear
  • Other personal protective equipment as applicable
  • May require hearing protection
  • High frequency of computer keyboarding
  • High frequency of viewing a computer monitor
  • Work is performed primarily in a warehouse
About the Company:
Velo, Velo3D, Sapphire and Intelligent Fusion are registered trademarks of Velo3D, Inc. Without Compromise, Flow and Assure are trademarks of Velo3D, Inc.
Our team enjoys excellent benefits including healthcare coverage and 401(K) employer contributions. We believe in transparency and recognizing exceptional efforts through our monthly all-hands meetings and team member appreciation awards.
Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base salary for this full-time position is between $54,000 and $67,000. This salary range reflects the minimum and maximum target for this position in the U.S. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience, job-related skills, related education, work location, and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. In addition to a competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits package, this position may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and equity program, as applicable.
Velo3D provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to, and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on, race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.