Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

4-190401-8760: Materials Control Specialist
LocationOverseas - Iraq
Open Date4/1/2019

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Materials Control Specialist for our current contract located on Camp Taji in Iraq.


Responsible for stock control, inventory management, material sorting, identification, retrograde and warehousing
Administers production control, inventory control, shipping and receiving of materials
Checks parts and materials for damage and verifies quantity, part number, and serial number of shipped items
Records and prepares status reports of requested and received items
Under general supervision, and occasional direct supervision, performs assignments requiring experience and knowledge of standard concepts within their field
Displays core job competencies by analyzing possible solutions using standard procedures while developing advanced skills
Coordinates materials for retrograde, issue, repackaging, storage, disposal, or shipment to designated locations
Removes materials from inventory and prepares for shipment to include proper blocking, bracing, crating, and packing inside shipping containers and on pallets for truck and/or air movement
Identifies materials by proper military class of supply
Maintains records and provides trace ability of documentation through required inventory management accounting or other designated tracking system from receipt and acceptance through issue and shipment process
Verifies materials or merchandise received against shipping/invoicing documents and accurately record discrepancies and/or damage to materials
Examines stored materials for deterioration and damage, providing proper documentation for disposal
Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum two (2) years logistics experience
High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience in cargo documentation and logistical movement control
Prefer experience as Material Handling Equipment (MHE) Operator
Prefer Associate’s Degree in logistics or management
Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including, word, excel, and outlook 
Cost Point and Maximo Data Base management experience 
Home Country Driver’s License and Forklift License (2k up to 10k, smooth surface, rough terrain and telehandlers)
Relevant overseas government contracting experience preferably with the Department of Defense



Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.