LilikesAvatarDennis Lilikes

Occupation: Warehouse Operations Manager
Company: Kyocera Solar Inc
Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85260

As Warehouse Operations Manager in Scottsdale, AZ, Dennis oversees receiving and dispersal of materials entering or leaving the warehouses, monthly inventory, daily shipping reports, and logistics requirements. He also coordinates shipments with Kyocera’s 3PL warehouses. While serving in the U.S. Army, Arizona National Guard, and Army Reserve, Dennis learned and developed many of the skills he uses in his role at Kyocera.

Logistics, receiving, and shipping are only part of the job. “You need to work with your internal and external customers to understand and recognize the different requirements as needed per customer,” Dennis said. At the end of each and every day, Dennis and his team ensure quality for all shipments that are shipped and invoiced.

Previously, Dennis worked for Photocomm Inc./Golden Genesis, which was acquired by Kyocera. He said that he was attracted to his new employer’s philosophy and the company’s commitment to fair management and operation.

Dennis recommends that solar jobseekers utilize their personal and professional networks as much as possible. “If you need help, reach out to the experts for it,” he said. He also suggests prospective applicants interested in working in warehouse management and related positions learn and understand logistics.

While serving in the U.S. Army, Dennis received training and certifications in logistics, heavy equipment, and carpentry.  Dennis served in U.S. Army for 6 years; served 10 years in the Arizona National Guard, and 9 years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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