Columbia Tech

The Shipment Auditor‘s primary responsibility is the auditing of program’s BOM at time of completion, record discrepancies and provide follow-up to customer outlining all shortages, receipt dates and any additional information deemed necessary by the Client or CTE. Shipment Auditor must own the recording and tracking of all material installed, shipped with and missing from each shipment.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Audit BOM of each tool as they are being prepared for shipment.
  • Provide Client with pertinent information including (but not limited to) shortage due dates, assembly lead time, costing and/or any additional information deemed necessary by Client or CTE in relation to Shipment-related activities.
  • Own the process of teardown and the flow of material to the onsite third party packaging company.
  • Execute regular follow-ups with Management, Engineering, etc. to ensure all aspects of shipment are answered, recorded and understood.
  • Record all pertinent information during teardown and provide Client with all necessary information.
  • Assist Production in the organization of assemblies being removed from tool.
  • Work with Engineering to ensure any change orders prior to shipment are properly satisfied per Engineering’s disposition.
  • Understand the process flow and work towards improving efficiency, accuracy and quality of tool shipments.
  • Apply knowledge of new product development process to facilitate the capture of critical information at the correct points in the product’s build cycle.
  • Interface with Engineering and client to meet new and existing requirements pertaining to Shipment-related activities, ensure any process is documented and understood by team.
  • Interface with Pilot Production Manager and Integration Project Lead to ensure all critical deadlines are on-track and ultimately met.
  • May be asked to support Quality initiatives during high-volume periods
  • Assist Quality Engineer in WIP inspections and data collection activities.
  • Apply critical thinking to Quality Opportunities in order to mitigate repeat instances.
  • Occasionally inspect in-process assemblies using the supplied Quality forms and build documents.
  • Support the team with miscellaneous tasks, as necessary.



  • Understanding of and experience with indented Bills of Material
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in an ISO regulated production environment.
  • Experience with product development process, understanding engineering documentation and working collaboratively with development engineers, management and clients.
  • Ability to focus on task and apply strong attention to detail.
  • Minimum of high school diploma, Associates Degree or trade school equivalent is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and motivational skills.
  • Able to adapt to a dynamic work environment.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office Suite; strong Excel skills required.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and decision making skills.
  • Good technical aptitude and basic understanding of electro/mechanical assemblies.
  • Experience in MRP/ERP, Epicor 9/10, CAD software and SW PDM software is a plus.


Working Environment

Generally works in an office environment and engineering lab environment. 


Physical Requirements

  • Interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting.
  • Must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.