Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a General Laborer to join the Services Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.
Reporting to the appropriate Distribution Supervisor and under general direction, provides assistance and support to a broad range of Institution operations and services. Duties may be concentrated in a particular area and/or across multiple service functions, in response to staffing and workload needs. General areas of operation include Building Services, Food Services, Receiving & Mail Services, and Shipping & Warehouse Services.
The internal working title for this position will be Distribution Assistant .
Transports, delivers, moves and/or assembles furniture, laboratory supplies, telephone books, computer reports and equipment, etc. to and between Institution buildings and, as necessary, to warehouse facilities for storage and/or disposal.
Loads and unloads trucks, operates forklifts and other material handling equipment.
Drives Institution vehicles to deliver/pick up materials, on campus as well as long distance.
Installs/maintains Institution signs; maintains cleanliness in work area and removes refuse in areas bordering building entrances and walkways including snow shoveling.
Monitors Institution parking lots and docks to insure secure and validated parking operations.
May transport visitors and personnel to special events; may assist in room set-ups and food/beverage deliveries for Institution meetings, conferences and functions.
Prepares, serves and sells morning coffee-break snacks and light lunches for Institution personnel.
Occasionally shops for supplies; receives deliveries and stores supplies in proper location; washes dishes and utensils; keeps food service facility in order; works with food service equipment.
Receiving & Mail Services:
Verifies incoming shipments, inspects containers for damage, reconciles items and purchase orders, and initiates receipt documentation through data entry process.
Routes capital items through Property Office for inventory tagging and coordinates with Purchasing Department or originator to resolve shipping related questions; sizes, weighs, packs and labels outbound materials for shipment, initiates shipping. documentation for domestic and foreign needs according to appropriate shipping regulations and procedures.
Performs duties related to the processing, delivery and pick up of outgoing/incoming postal and interoffice mail and packages according to a prescribed schedule and appropriate government postal regulations and procedures; weighs, stamps, and /or makes proper arrangements for mail service; maintains logs of postage charges, receipt forms and other records as required.
Shipping & Warehouse Services:
Performs daily warehouse operations. Assists regular work assignments in accordance with regulations and operations policies.
Assists with flow of materials in and out of Quissett Warehouse and other storage areas and maintains inventory and location database of all stored items, including containers and portable vans.
Attends to requests for deliveries, pick-up's and other warehouse labor services; works with Shipping Office to pick up items for outbound shipments; works with the Property Office in locating department properties.
Enters computer records of requests.
Generates records of unused items in storage for disposal or re-utilization.
Operates equipment appropriate to function, needs and licensing (cranes, forklifts, hoists, flatbed trucks, etc.).
Follows prescribed safety procedures and regulations, keeps supervisor informed of unusual activities, circumstances, staffing needs and resources and materials needed to support operations; performs related duties as required.
Education & Experience
High school graduate or equivalent.
Valid driver's license.
Familiarity with Institution operations desired.
May be required to be able to operate light trucks, fork lifts, light trucks, material handling equipment, assorted hand and small power tools, and/or kitchen equipment, etc.
Two plus years work experience in a service work setting required along with computer and software knowledge relating to distribution system software & operations.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
Valid Driver's license with an appropriate driving record.
Must be able to obtain a TWIC card.
WHOI is a federal contractor required to comply with Executive Order 14042. As such, WHOI has enacted a Mandated COVID19 vaccination policy effective December 8, 2021 where you must register your vaccination status in order to begin your employment. The registration process entails confidentially submitting a vaccination card and/or your vaccination status or requesting to engage in the interactive exemption process for either a medical or religious reason.
Physicalduties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to liftup to 70 lbs. on a regular basis and independently; carry 50+ lbs and/or up to 10 times per day (as needed). Visual abilities to include peripheral, depth perception, and ability todistinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse).Other physical tasks include occasional standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, working around others, with others, and independently. Will be exposed to excessive cold and severe weather. Physicalduties are subject to change.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, non-profit organization dedicated to ocean science and engineering, exploration and education. Come join a diverse organization whose curiosity, creativity, and commitment help improve the world's understanding of the ocean's importance to the plant and to society. Experience a culture of excellence, dedication, innovation and discovery.Please visit https://careers.whoi.edu for a listing of all of our openings and apply today!