Materials Assistant

Connecticut, United States
Friday, 13 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 16 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Bargaining Unit
L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type
Full time

Duration Type

Compensation Grade
Labor Grade B

Work Location
University Library System

Worksite Address
147 Leeder Hill Drive
Hamden, CT 06517

Work Week
Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)

Searchable Job Family
Service, Safety, Security

Total # of hours to be worked:

Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard)
Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Non-standard Work Week (M-F, 8:00-4:30)
Schedule and work location may rotate or change to accommodate work demands or staffing variations.

Position Focus:

Under the supervision of a Library Collection Services (LCS) manager, the Materials Assistant I performs a variety of tasks necessary for the efficient operation of the LSF. The successful incumbent must attend assigned training in workflow ergonomics and safety practices and perform all tasks following strict safety guidelines. The successful incumbent will also be required to obtain certification in the proper use of an order picker after job training. Work will often be performed in a low temperature and low humidity environment.

Essential Duties

  1. Fills orders from stock based on authorized requisitions. Orders, receives, stores, and issues equipment, material, merchandise, tools, or supplies. Counts, classifies or weighs articles.
  2. Determines method of shipping. Checks and reports on condition of goods received or to be shipped. Reports damaged or insufficient shipments. Shelves, sorts, prices, and codes items.
  3. Services customers. Provides information, receives money in payment of fees, and issues receipts.
  4. Uses computer terminal to input and retrieve data. Maintains the order and security of work area, materials and equipment. May perform equipment repairs. Maintains logs and records of activities. Inventories supplies.
  5. May oversee and instruct support staff. May drive vehicle for pick-up and delivery services.
  6. Performs clerical functions incidental to stock activities.

Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience and a high school level education; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to work in a warehouse or other production environment and safely operate a one-ton truck and/or automated material handling equipment. Valid and current US/Canadian driver's license is required.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multi-task and team environment performing rotating tasks. Strong organizational skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to perform computer data entry.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

References must indicate excellent attendance and punctuality, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to accuracy and detail, and diligent performance.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to operate an order picker. Minimal keyboarding skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, SharePoint and Outlook.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift 70 pounds and work from a platform at a height of 30 feet above ground. Ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, and push heavy book trucks. Ability to work in a low temperature and low humidity environment.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

Must have and maintain a valid US/Canadian driver’s license and safe driving record.

Drug Screen

Health Screening

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements

Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DOT check, which includes an annual DMV check, medical exam at a certified facility, medical card, and a valid driver's license.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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