Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source Division has an opening for a Sr. Material Specialist.
The ALS is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national scientific user facility whose excellent scientific reputation, expert staff, and capabilities in the soft x-ray, hard x-ray, and infrared regimes attract more than 2,000 academic and industrial users each year in disciplines spanning physical, chemical, materials, biological, energy, and Earth sciences. It is one of five Berkeley Lab user facilities that serve a combined 11,000 users annually. The co-location of these user facilities - including the Molecular Foundry Nanoscale Science Research Center and the NERSC scientific computing center, as well as Berkeley Lab's outstanding programs in materials and chemical sciences among others - offers a prime environment for collaborative science. The ALS has been a global leader in soft x-ray science for more than two decades and is currently undertaking a new project (ALS-U) that will endow the facility with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities. It's an exciting time to join our growing team!
The core values of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) reflect a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who will support a culture in which the entire ALS community feels welcomed and valued. An ongoing commitment to recruiting a vibrant, diverse and talented workforce is paramount to promoting a diverse lab community.
What You Will Do:
Apply professional concepts and Lab policies and procedures to resolve a variety of moderate to complex issues, including Investigating and resolving problems with only occasional direction.
Assign daily job duties to the Material Handler 3, and occasional contract worker, and manage the daily flow of material and research equipment arriving and departing the ALS on a daily basis.
Operates with a broad and in-depth understanding of administrative policies and procedures and a high level discretion in dealing with unusual problems.
Oversee the purchasing function, determine material requirements and acquire/purchase goods accordingly to support the ALS Stockroom
Oversee ALS researchers and staff with their Shipping and Receiving needs including coordination of large pieces of delicate scientific equipment, both domestic and international.
Handle the large volume of liquid nitrogen dewars containing frozen research samples that arrive and depart as hazardous goods from the ALS on a daily basis in accordance with ALS procedures.
Monitor the sensitive shipments of both dry and wet dewars. Meet/exceed all State/Federal shipping requirements.
Manage ALS Stockroom while keeping the business needs in mind, consulting with staff and users, answer questions and provide customer service.
Provide supervision and guidance for exempt and non-exempt/union ALS Shipping, Receiving and Warehouse staff providing a full range of administrative support in hiring, disciplining, mentoring and coaching.
What is Required:
Undergraduate degree or its equivalent in experience and minimum of 2 years of directly related experience.
Demonstrated experience to work independently, take initiative, and handle multiple competing priorities while working with both internal and external contacts.
Must utilize substantial organizational skills and have ability to work accurately with a high level of attention to detail.
Excellent communication and follow-up skills with demonstrated ability to interact professionally and maintain regular and courteous communications\interactions with a wide range of personnel, including scientific, technical and skilled craftsman.
Demonstrated supervision and performance management experience.
Intermediate level computer knowledge using the Microsoft Suite, Google Docs, Smartsheets, in receiving skills and/or inventory control environment.
Ability to comfortably walk and climb stairs extensively, kneel and bend frequently in course of performing regular and customary duties.
Must possess a valid California Driver's license.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Ability to apply laboratory policies and procedures to a variety of warehouse/shipping issues.
Familiar with DOE and Federal Property Management Regulations, especially as they relate to receipt of high dollar value and or sensitive material.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 14th, 2020.
This is a full-time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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