Materials Handler II, Central Receiving

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
$2,802 - $3,082
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

This position accounts for and stages inbound material for campus delivery and resolves discrepancies while working cohesively with campus customers and vendors. This position is also responsible for the university’s centralized parcel and freight shipping program and is familiar with the various industry related software programs used to generate waybills and track shipments. Additionally, the position is responsible for the handling and the inspection of all inbound and outbound hazardous materials and export control. Computer literacy is a skill set needed to successfully learn and navigate a multitude of industry related software programs during the probationary/trial service period. In addition, the position will be required early-on to interact with customers providing clear and concise guidance and education which will require strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Two full-time years (24 months) of experience which includes receiving, storing and issuing a wide variety of supplies and equipment.
  • Possession of a valid State of Colorado driver’s license.


An associates degree or higher in materials management or closely related field may substitute for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Highly sought applicants will have many of the following:

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Experience in logistics
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong customer service qualities
  • Knowledge of Hazardous Materials regulations both domestic and international
  • Conversant with export control and compliance regulations
  • Knowledge of Federally mandated regulations for Commercial Driver licensing with hazardous
    materials endorsement.
  • Knowledge and experience with industry related safety practices
  • Knowledge of campus layout and delivery codes
  • Repetitive Heavy lifting of 70+ lb.
  • Knowledge of record keeping practices
  • Experience with warehousing and inventory control

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category



  • Receives freight from vendors and commercial carriers by unloading, or assisting with unloading freight using forklift, pallet jack, hand truck and/or other material handling equipment necessary to the task.
  • Interact with vendors and commercial carriers regarding inbound university shipments to ensure accurate receipt and re-delivery of materials through an electronic receiving process.
  • Sort, stage and process all inbound materials routing to appropriate campus customers.
  • Resolve inbound shipping discrepancies while working cohesively with campus customers and vendors. * Training will be provided for forklift operation certification.

Percentage Of Time


Job Duty Category



  • Process outbound parcels and freight shipments for all university customers.
  • Includes screening and proper handling of prohibited items, hazardous materials, export control requirements, check and advises customers of proper packaging requirements, weighing and measuring. * Process and verify parcels and freight through shipping programs including data entry of shipment details, waybill preparation, and verification of customer charges.
  • Provides information to campus customers regarding the status of specific shipments, receiving and shipping procedures based on: experience, training, instructions, verbal and written policies, all consistent with university policies and industry standards.
  • If not already obtained this position will require certified training in shipping and handling of hazardous materials.

Percentage Of Time


Job Duty Category

Lab Alcohol


  • This position is also a storekeeper for chemical grade alcohol, and is required to perform these functions under Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives regulations.
  • Receive ethanol order requests, confirm proper documentation.
  • Dispense ethanol order and documenting transaction in the campus’ financial system.

Percentage Of Time


Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (eg: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Designed in Accordance to PDQ, Valid Driver’s License - Regular

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.