The Transportation & Parking unit at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Purchasing & Inventory Technician position. This position provides inventory and purchasing support for the WVU PRT. The incumbent initiates purchases of materials and goods, uses purchase orders, receives and delivers the inventory. The incumbent will use a P-card for weekly consumable goods purchases.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Fill orders and issues materials and tolls per requests. These transactions are debited using a card catalog system and entered into a computer backup system. Use a sign out log for secure area keys, fleet fuel credit cards, radios, tools, equipment and supplies used daily but not kept on the debit system.
Perform shipping and receiving duties within the warehouse. Process and complete all associated paperwork and files partial and completed orders correctly. Count, weigh, or measures incoming or outgoing items to compare identifying information against bills of lading, invoices, or other records. Examine each shipment for damage or shortage and places the items in proper locations.
Participate in finding price and availability of essential supplies and materials and purchases them with a P-card. Drive state vehicles to pick up local orders or purchase in person. Care must be taken to honor state contracts and make sure bills are correct and sales tax free.
Receive worn out or broken items and surpluses ones which are not repairable. Arrange shipping of repairable items or other departmental packages by determining method of shipment; then weighs, packs, ships, and documents all transactions. Receive small amounts of hazardous waste (such as PCB items), pack and label them, contracts proper department for disposal, and completes all necessary paperwork.
Provide on-the-job training to newer employee utilizing knowledge of shipping, receiving, and stock operations.
Clean and organize immediate work area
Perform other duties as assigned.
Pay Grade: 10, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
High School diploma or equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
At least one (1) years of experience:
Handling specific goods or materials in stock
Knowledge of basic buying & purchasing practices
Ability to effectively communicate with internal & external contacts
Knowledge of inventory principles and practices
Knowledge of Postal Regulations
Valid Driver's License
P-Card Certification (must acquire within 30 days of hire)
Physical demands include:
Lift and/or carry heavy items, usually weighing between 50-75 lbs.
Occasionally lifting objects over 75 lbs.
Must be able to walk, stoop, bend, or climb and lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) and have the skill and accuracy of hand/eye coordination to operate warehouse machinery, such as conveyor belts and forklifts.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jun 7, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 220763
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.