Company: Yale University
Posted on: June 21, 2022
1. Fills orders from stock based on authorized requisitions.
Orders, receives, stores, and issues equipment, material,
merchandise, tools, or supplies. Counts, classifies or weighs
articles. 2. Determines method of shipping. Checks and reports on
condition of goods received or to be shipped. Reports damaged or
insufficient shipments. Shelves, sorts, prices, and codes items. 3.
Services customers. Provides information, receives money in payment
of fees, and issues receipts. 4. Uses computer terminal to input
and retrieve data. Maintains the order and security of work area,
materials and equipment. May perform equipment repairs. Maintains
logs and records of activities. Inventories supplies. 5. May
oversee and instruct support staff. May drive vehicle for pick-up
and delivery services. 6. Performs clerical functions incidental to
Required Education and Experience
Two years of related work experience and a high school level
education; or an equivalent combination of experience and
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor
vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on
the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
For additional information on the background check requirements and
process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant
Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale
Under the supervision of a Library Collection Services (LCS)
manager, the Materials Assistant I performs a variety of tasks
necessary for the efficient operation of LSF. The successful
incumbent must attend assigned training in workflow ergonomics and
safety practices and perform all tasks following strict safety
guidelines. The successful incumbent will also be required to
obtain certification in the proper use of an order picker after job
training. Work will often be performed in a low temperature and low
Cleans books, archival boxes and other library materials according
to specified instructions. Checks for special preservation
conditions requiring special handling. Assembles pre-fabricated
cardboard trays. Sizes and places items into trays.
Accessions items and performs other functions as directed using the
LSF's stand-alone inventory database. As directed and following
specific protocols, prepares work orders both for items paged from
LSF and for items returned to the facility for re-shelving.
Shelves, retrieves and re-shelves material in high-density shelving
modules by operating an order picker. Scans materials for
electronic delivery. Loads and unloads trucks to ready them for
daily pick-up and delivery runs. Drives vehicles of various
makes/models across campus and to non-campus locations in order to
pick-up and deliver materials for university patrons and staff.
Lifts totes and other objects weighing up to 70 pounds, rolls book
trucks/dollies on a variety of surfaces including inclines.
Operates a pallet jack and a hand truck to load and unload
vehicles. May perform routine maintenance on delivery vehicles and
order picker, including pumping gas, checking oil, and charging &
maintaining electric battery. Maintains the order and cleanliness
of work area and equipment. Stationed at SML, performs receiving
and in-house delivery of materials transported by library vehicles.
Retrieves material from within various units within the
SML/Beinecke complex and prepares outbound shipments for pick-up by
YUL operated vehicles. Maintains logs and records of activities as
required. Performs other duties as assigned and according to a
schedule that might rotate or change to accommodate work demands or
staffing variations. May be required to assist with disaster
recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at the West Campus
location in West Haven, CT.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Demonstrated ability to operate an order picker. Minimal
keyboarding skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office
applications, especially Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative
summary of the essential functions that will be required of the
position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific
duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees
will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring
Keywords: Yale University, Hamden , Materials Assistant, Other , Hamden, Connecticut
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