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The Chemistry Receiving clerk is a critical role in the department in determining the safe and proper handling of all hazardous and other materials passing to and from the department’s teaching and research facilities. Additionally, this position is the primary staff member responsible for the handling of our liquid nitrogen equipment and sales operation. This function, and the hazardous chemicals that are involved in the department every day, requires familiarity with basic lab and chemical safety protocols, and the need for compliance with policies for storage and transport of chemicals.
This position requires the ability to assess varied information and situations, to make appropriate decisions and execute a plan of action. The position has the discretion to act independently within in a general set of standard procedures and guidelines, with regular oversight and input from the supervisor. The employee is expected and encouraged to take the initiative to analyze and make recommendations on ways to make improvements and increase efficiency.
50% Receiving and Delivery: Responsible for all packages including chemicals, hazardous materials, lab instruments, apparatus, glassware, and documents. Makes decisions about proper handling, transport and storage of chemicals, based on established policy and procedures. Must assess situations as they come up on DEHS compliance issues. Must enter research labs to make deliveries and understand the risks and proper lab safety procedures. Serves as primary public contact with different shipping vendors and delivery firm. Serves department personnel as a resource on shipping issues and gas tank use in research labs. Interprets level of risk or hazard involved and pertinent policies in making decisions or recommendations on proper shipping of chemicals domestically and internationally by FedEx, DHL, UPS, and by various trucking companies.
25% Chemistry Research Stockroom: Responsible for following procedures for receiving inventory items, labeling and stocking item for stockroom. Must use judgement in matching up purchase orders and receiving records. With general direction from the Stockroom Manager, this position coordinates with other stockroom staff in moving and piling stock, unloading and unpacking large shipments, and assembling items for orders. Is responsible for organizing the proper and compliant storage of chemical inventory stock items. Tracks reports of inventory breakage and loss. Participates in annual physical inventory of Research Stockroom.
15% Liquid Nitrogen and Research Gas: Responsible for ordering and keeping accurate records on research gas cylinders for the stockroom and those ordered for use by research labs in the department. Makes decisions on compliant gas tank storage issues, following DEHS policy. Must use knowledge of safety protocols in proper transport and filling 160-liter liquid nitrogen dewars by use of the department liquid nitrogen fill system. Responsible for training new users or safe operation of the self-service liquid nitrogen fill station. Primary vendor contact for the outdoor bulk liquid nitrogen tank, as well as meter readings and placing and scheduling re-fill orders. Vendor contact for dry ice orders twice a week, and checking stock of dry ice on a daily basis.
10% Other duties as assigned, including working the Chemistry teaching lab stockroom on an intermittent, temporary basis when other staff are out sick or on vacation.
High School diploma or GED. Must have at least 6 months of relevant experience in warehousing, storekeeping or inventory methods. Able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently. Reads, writes, understands and communicates in English. Must be able to stand for 4 hours at a time. Ability to perform simple math calculations. Knowledge of stockroom and stock control items, methods and procedures, inventory procedures, common clerical procedures, standard abbreviations used in shipping, weight and measures as required.
Ability to apply knowledge and skill to a recurring task or activity with emphasis typically on precision and timeliness of execution. Experience with chemicals and/or hazardous materials. Experience with laboratory safety protocols.
Internal Number: 332888
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