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Cherokee Nation Aerospace & Defense is a contract manufacturer and integrator of electro-mechanical assemblies, including distribution, kitting and the manufacturing of cable and wire harness assemblies. The CNAD manufacturing team is experienced with projects that require expertise in medium to complex integration of ground support, test, flight hardware and armament systems. CNAD is ISO9000:2000 and AS 9100 certified and can serve as a prime contractor on Department of Defense contracts or as a sub-contractor to large aerospace primes. CNAD has the unique ability to team with other Cherokee owned tribal companies or partner with other companies to accommodate large complex contract opportunities. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNAD is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies


  • Compiles and maintains material and parts inventory and status information to expedite movement of material and parts between production areas, according to predetermined production schedules and order priorities: Reads production schedules, inventory reports, and work orders to determine type and quantity of materials required, availability of stock, and order priority.
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine overdue material and parts and to inform supervisors of material status.
  • Locates and distributes materials to specified production areas, manually or using handcart, hand truck, or forklift.
  • Records and maintains perpetual inventory of quantity and type of materials and parts received, stocked, and distributed, manually or using computer.
  • Compiles and maintains records, such as material inventory records, production records, and timecards, manually or using computer.
  • May direct INDUSTRIAL-TRUCK OPERATOR or MATERIAL HANDLER to expedite transfer of materials from stock area to production areas.
  • May examine material received, verify part numbers, and check discrepancies, such as damaged or unmarked parts.
  • May compare work ticket specifications to material used at workstations to verify appropriate assignment.
  • May drive truck to outlying work areas to check status of orders or to deliver materials.

Duties (Required)

  • Meet with Warehouse Lead daily, or as requested by Lead, to receive instruction.
  • Work with other Material Expeditors in the warehouse pulling job orders, restocking, cleaning and maintenance.
  • Once trained operate forklifts, electronic pallet jacks, and standard pallet jacks.
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times, focusing on the high level of customer service that is the MDA standard.
  • Ensure inventory accuracy at all times while pulling, restocking, and relocating items.
  • Occasionally be called on to assist on the Move/Furniture Teams as needed.
  • Assist on the MDA destruct run, rotating duty with other team members as needed
  • Be responsible while using MDA purchased tools and equipment. Perform quarterly inventory of equipment to ensure all items are accounted for. Report any lost, missing, or broken tools/equipment to Team Lead or Warehouse Manager.
  • May be asked to travel to perform uncleared escort duty at other MDA locations around the world (rare cases)

Specific Skills and Requirements


  • Holds an active DOD Secret level security clearance
  • Able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Has experience operating electronic pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Has experience with driving a range of vehicles from cargo vans to 26’ box trucks.
  • Willing and able to provide excellent customer service to the workforce, keeping a positive attitude, and taking pride and ownership of this position.


  • Has experience working with moving equipment, i.e. hand trucks, carts, appliance dollies.
  • Has the ability to work well with others on a daily basis to help ensure that all customer needs and requests are satisfactorily met.
  • Possess strong problem-solving, decision-making, and data interpretation skills.

Education and Experience (Required)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Has 5 or more years of experience in a customer service based field.
  • Has 5 or more years of experience in a logistics based field.

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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