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University of Massachusetts Amherst Departmental Assistant (Auxiliary Enterprise Warehouse) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Departmental Assistant (Auxiliary Enterprise Warehouse)

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Work type: Hourly

Location: UMass Amherst



Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Performs tasks involved in the receipt, storage, and transfer of goods into and out of the assigned area; assists in maintaining inventories and related records.

Essential Functions

  • Performs manual labor in a stockroom, storeroom or warehouse such as loading or unloading freight, unpacking and storing goods, filling requisition orders, weighing and packing materials, and cleaning and organizing the storeroom area.

  • Assists in taking inventories using standard forms and established procedures.

  • Check items received against orders and reporting discrepancies using established forms and procedures.

  • Keep accurate records of all goods received using standard forms and procedures.

  • Train and supervise students in receiving and related work following established policies and procedures.

  • Operates mechanical or power-driven equipment such as skid jacks and dollies to move material.

Other Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Class D drivers license

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to understand and apply the laws rules regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing the assigned area.

  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.

  • Physical stamina and endurance necessary to perform physical labor in adverse weather conditions.

  • Ability to keep accurate records.

  • Knowledge of standard storekeeping methods and practices, including the receipt, storage, issuance and delivery of stock items.

  • Knowledge of the types and uses of materials handling equipment used in storekeeping.

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of inventory control of material and supplies.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Some experience with forklift and pallet jack operation preferred.

  • Hoisting license preferred.

Work Schedule

Varies based on department needs.

Salary Information


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Sep 24 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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