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The Department of Chemistry at Rice University is seeking a Shipping and Receiving Coordinator for the Chemistry Stockroom. The Chemistry Stockroom provides laboratory supplies, compressed/liquid gas products and shipping services to support research on campus.
The incumbent handles the shipment and receipt of gas products/laboratory supplies and a variety of incoming materials. Additionally, incumbent tracks inventory, maintains records and distributes products to research labs. Provides general bookkeeping for all shipping and receiving functions.
The ideal candidate should have experience in academic research setting and have knowledge of Excel to track shipping/receiving transactions.
Receives, unpacks, and delivers goods; re-stocks items as necessary; labels shelves
Processes and documents returns as required following established procedures
Maintains and updates Chemistry Store accounting system, reconciles monthly department and faculty funds
Records purchases, maintains database, performs physical count of inventory, and reconciles actual stock count to computer-generated reports
Monitors and maintains current inventory levels; processes purchasing orders as required; tracks orders and investigates problems
HS Diploma or equivalent
2 years of experience in Shipping and Receiving
In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork
Computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Excellent organizational skills
Bachelor of Business/Logistics
Inventory Management experience
1 year experience working in a university service center
Experience working with internal and external vendors
Background knowledge of safe handling and disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste; emergency plans and their implementation; and property administration specific to purchase order tracking, receiving, and inventory control
Experience working with inventory management programs
Basic accounting knowledge and spreadsheets
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Incumbent should be able to climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance.
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