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Warehouse Worker

Apply now Job no: 521399
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Food Service/Hospitality, Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing
Classification: Warehouse Worker
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $12.12 - $16.85 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes on November 24, 2017

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please upload responses to the following Supplemental Questions with your online application:

1. Describe your experience driving forklift, delivery trucks and vans, and using hand carts and pallet jacks. Include experience maintaining them.

2. Describe your experience that demonstrates your ability to follow a schedule in making deliveries. Indicate if you have knowledge of products and equipment used in food service.

3. Describe your experience receiving and maintaining supplies in a warehouse, including determining reorder points, rotating stock, maintaining inventory system, verifying specifications and condition of items received.

4. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to provide excellent customer service and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Department Summary
University Housing, a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is both an educational and business enterprise of the University. The role of University Housing is to support the academic mission of the University through the provision of residence life, family student housing, dining services, catering and conferences services, marketing, promotions, public relations and communications, ResNet, facilities and custodial services, and business services. University Housing is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the university (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget). The goal of University Housing is to set the standard for the seamless integration of student living and student learning.

University Housing strives to be a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone. We are committed to embracing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion into our daily work practices and activities; with our ongoing goal to create safe, welcoming, and equitable working and learning environments.

Position Summary
The Warehouse Worker makes deliveries between residence halls housing the 4,000+ students and works in the Central Warehouse areas. While providing this support, the position will interact with faculty, management staff, classified staff and resident student customers in a helpful and courteous manner. This position adheres to the Service Standards set by Housing Food Services and sets the example for other level positions by exhibiting appropriate professional behavior creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

On a daily basis, the Warehouse Worker drives a delivery truck, forklift and operates a hand truck. This person interacts with a variety of people throughout the day and must be courteous and cooperative. They must perform expected duties and use equipment and supplies in a safe and non-hazardous manner. They will follow instructions and training of the supervisor and/or directions provided on equipment and supply labels and use accepted practices within the classification at all times.

This position leads the work of student staff and reports to the Assistant Director of Dining – Culinary Operations.

Special Requirements
• It is a requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain a UO driver’s certification, which includes maintaining a valid driver’s license throughout employment in this position
• Must have, or ability to obtain, a Lane County Food Handler’s Card within 2 weeks of employment
• Slip resistant work boots with either steel or composite protective toe are required to be worn
• Long pants are required to be worn (no shorts)

Work Schedule:
This is a full-time, 12-month position and shifts may include AM/PM, weekends and holidays. The work schedule may vary.

Work Conditions
This position requires lifting and exertion for short periods, lifting 50 pounds or more. Standing and walking on hard surfaces for long periods is common for this position.

Essential Personnel:
Weather/nature conditions change rapidly in the Pacific Northwest. As a result of this there are certain personnel who are considered required at all times to maintain the continuity of critical operations and business during and after a disaster or natural event. This position is one of those required positions necessitating that the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

Minimum Requirements
• 2 years experience in shipping, receiving, and/or warehouse operations.
• Experience with use of common warehouse equipment (e.g. pallet jack, hand truck, cargo van with lift gate, and miscellaneous power tools)

Professional Competencies
• Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Read and write in English for purpose of reading orders, completing documents and placing supply orders
• Ability to maintain a safety-conscious workplace

Preferred Qualifications
• Warehouse experience in a large, complex organization
• Loading dock experience serving tractor/trailer trucks
• Possess basic computer skills and familiarity with related computer software (email, shipping applications, etc.)

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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