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The Stores Specialist is a labor represented position that reports to a Supervisor for U Market Services.
Positions in this class perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to storing, receiving, issuing, distributing and ordering of materials, equipment and supplies.
50% Order Filling and Distribution. Fills customer orders for supplies, equipment, and materials. Picks up, delivers or coordinates primarily inside delivery of a wide variety of materials, equipment, supplies, tools and other packages via a secondary distribution hub model.
20% Inventory Maintenance. Utilizing electronic systems, maintains an inventory as it is issued and replenished. May determine need for stock replenishment and order supplies to maintain inventory in warehouse or other designated locations. Reports breakage, loss and back orders as appropriate.
15% Shipping and Receiving. Unloads and unpacks deliveries of materials, supplies and equipment. Receive, inspect and sign for incoming shipments. Check contents against delivery receipts noting size, number, type, condition and other discrepancies; record shortages, overages, or other discrepancies. Note and report product quality deficiencies and reject damaged materials as appropriate. Coordinates outgoing shipments for the department and the customers the department serves.
5% Participation in Problem Solving. Attains knowledge of and actively participates in the department’s process improvement efforts. Provides information, answers questions and resolves problems regarding shipping, receiving and storing of supplies, equipment or materials. Utilizes the telephone and/or computer to correspond with others.
5 % Information Systems Usage. Accesses information regarding orders, inventory, vendor or product information and related materials via paper copy, computer or other communication and tracking devices. Compiles and prints orders from Information System. May prepare reports.
5% Maintenance of inventory locations. Arranges storage space. Shelves and stores supplies, equipment and materials. Inspects stores regularly and maintains clean and orderly goods.
Essential Functions of the Position
Employees in this position provide reliable and efficient inventory maintenance and distribution of materials and equipment in a variety of locations. These employees safely operate all materials handling equipment and vehicles necessary to complete tasks. A high level of accuracy and dedication to customer service is required.
Work in this classification can include both inside and outside environments. Inside work includes mainly warehouse environments but can also include office, classroom, laboratory and custodial closet locations. Outside work can include exposure to varied weather environments.
This position is covered by the Teamsters Union.
Minimum Qualifications This work requires the ability to read, write and make arithmetic computations and six months of experience in warehousing, store keeping or inventory methods. Knowledge of stockroom and stock control items, methods and procedures; inventory procedures and inventory record maintenance, common clerical procedures, standard abbreviations used in shipping and designating weights and measures.
This position requires the ability to walk or stand; bend and climb to reach materials; carry and lift materials up to 50 lbs; maneuver a filled delivery cart; operate forklift, manual/electric pallet jack, or other equipment; operate a computer, copier, and other office equipment.
Although this position does not involve operating a delivery vehicle as a primary responsibility, Stores Specialists are required to have a valid class D drivers license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge: Knowledge of vehicle and materials handling operation and safety rules are requirements for the position. Safe handling practices and efficient inventory and warehouse methods are also expected in this position.
Skills: Excellent communication and customer service skills are also required. Accuracy and efficiency are necessary in all functions of this position.
Abilities: Ability to operate all proof of delivery technology and to safely operate all vehicles and material handling equipment covered under this classification. Ability to operate radio and/or any other technology associated with the function.
Internal Number: 334359
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