Materials Handler

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

At the VTH, we exist to educate the next generation of veterinarians by providing exceptional veterinary care and service to the community every day.

The purpose of freight and Central Stores is to provide 24-hour, state-of-the-art storage and delivery of all surgical and medical supplies, instruments, and equipment used for the treatment and care of animals at the VTH. The Central Stores unit instructs professional and paraprofessional Veterinary Medical students, interns, residents, Veterinary Technicians and Front Range Community College Veterinary Technician Students in a clinical setting with emphasis on the use and care of instruments and equipment used in the treatment of sick animals.

Position Summary

This position receives and delivers all of the medical supplies, equipment, instruments, and freight for the VTH which is used for the instruction of professional and paraprofessional Veterinary Medical students. This position will also provide service and care to the public and professional research environment dealing with the care and treatment of
the animals.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • One full-time year of experience which includes warehousing, handling, shipping, receiving, storing, inventory, and/or distribution of goods.



Preferred Qualifications

Highly sought applicants will have:

  • Knowledge of inventory control methods
  • Working knowledge of surgical instruments, equipment and supplies
  • Demonstrated abilities with participating in positive teamwork in a diverse work group
  • Reliability
  • Willing and ability in learning new methods and computer programs
  • Willing and able to stand and walk the majority of the day
  • Demonstrated verbal communication skills
  • Forklift certification, or willing and able to gain forklift certification

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Receiving Duty/Responsibility

  • Receive, inspect, sort, deliver, rotate and store all medical and surgical supplies, instruments, equipment, pet foods, fluids for surgery, paper, and misc. supplies received at the the VTH using a fork lift and other materials handling equipment.

Percentage Of Time 10

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Inventory Duty/Responsibility

  • Prioritize surgical, medical, teaching, and research needs of all units in the hospital and fill their orders as needed. Inform and provide units with alternative supply sources for unique or hard to find items. Remove these items from inventory using the correct procedures for said task.
  • Assemble accurate inventory records by allocating medical and surgical instruments, supplies and equipment to the proper charge accounts. Enter all hospital charges and client bills and hospital area charge accounts by means of the computer. Contact purchasing when inventory levels reach the reorder point established by purchasing.

Percentage Of Time 30

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Sterilization Duty/Responsibility

  • Check in, inspect, clean, assemble, wrap, sterilize and store surgical and medical supplies, instruments and equipment used at the VTH for the instruction of professional and para-professional Veterinary Medical students in the care and treatment of the animals.

Percentage Of Time 45

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

  • Instruct Front Range Community College students identification, care and sterility of surgical instruments. Instruct students on use of autoclaves, ultrasonic cleaners and various forms of sterilization

Percentage Of Time 5

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Laundry Duty/Responsibility

  • Work in Central Supply laundry when needed performing all tasks associated with this job. These include loading and unloading washers and dryers, folding and wraping surgical gowns and drapes for sterilization, folding all non surgical laundry and placing on appropriate department shelves

Percentage Of Time 10

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


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare., On-call Status - May be askeed to sign up on list to be called in, if the need presents itself.

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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.