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Warehouse Worker

Apply now Job no: 531815
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Food Service/Hospitality

Department: University Housing
Classification: Warehouse Worker
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.59 - $18.92 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Immediately; apply by June 2, 2023, to ensure consideration; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application, including relevant work history, dates of employment, and education. We use that information to determine if applicants meet the minimum qualifications. Please also include three professional references. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Department Summary

Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates, and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to supporting student success by cultivating inclusive communities. Our goal is to provide a robust living experience through accessible and affordable state-of-the-art housing, dining, and social and academic programs for the entire student body to develop community leaders, innovators, and change-makers who will enrich the future.

We value equity and inclusion, responsibility and integrity, innovation and learning, and safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience. University Housing units include Business Services Operations, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is an $88 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary

The Warehouse Worker works in the Central Warehouse areas and makes deliveries between the residence halls that house 4,000+ students. 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 positions by exhibiting professional behavior and creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

On a daily basis, the Warehouse Worker drives a delivery truck, and forklift, and operates a hand truck. This person interacts with a variety of people throughout the day and will provide exceptional customer service. They will perform expected duties and use equipment and supplies in a safe manner. They will follow instructions and training from the supervisor, directions provided on equipment and labels, and use accepted practices.

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

Special Requirements:
• Qualify for and maintain a UO driver’s certification, which includes maintaining a valid driver’s license throughout employment in this position.
• 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 during working hours.
• Long pants are required to be worn during working hours (no shorts).

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

Work conditions and physical demands are typical of those found in the food service industry. These conditions may include slippery floors, extreme temperatures, heavy lifting, and standing for long periods. Standing and walking on hard surfaces for long periods is common for this position.

Essential Personnel:
This position requires the employee to make every reasonable effort to arrive at the campus at their regularly scheduled times during inclement weather and/or university closures unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. This includes times when the university may be closed. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

Minimum Requirements

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

Professional Competencies

• Ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain that customer service during rush periods.
• Ability to prioritize duties.
• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• 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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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 Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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