The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 5,600 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Under the general supervision of the Warehouse Supervisor, the Warehouse Assistant will assist in managing the receiving, logistics, organization, and distribution of all Campus Store inventory not on the sales floor. The Warehouse Assistant will assist with inventory related administrative and receiving functions for all Campus Store merchandise. The Warehouse Assistant is responsible for maintaining accurate computer-based records of what and how much inventory is in back stock and where it is located. This position requires familiarity with computer-based inventory systems, but is also very physical involving the lifting and movement of heavy textbooks and driving a 20-foot truck.
Work independently and as part of a team; prioritize work and manage a variety of complex projects simultaneously with accuracy and detail in a complex environment with changing deadlines and priorities and frequent interruptions; attempt unfamiliar projects/assignments and respond with flexibility to requests for assistance with conflicting demands; work with ambiguities where clear guidelines are not available; and be service oriented.
Ability to apply policies and procedures to numerous circumstances as directed
Ability to work within the proper channels and ensure adherence to university policies and procedures
Good oral and written communication skills
Maintain discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity, diplomacy and professional judgment.
Excellent customer service skills to interact effectively with staff, faculty, administrators and the public
Organizational skills to prioritize work and complete assignments
Knowledge of Windows based computer programs: MS Word, Excel and Outlook knowledge
Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and support multiple functions with fluctuating priorities
Ability to be certified as a forklift driver.
Standard work week is 40 hours; requires the successful completion of a background check. May be asked to work occasional weekends. Occasional travel (for special training at other campuses as needed). Valid drivers license and clean driving record is mandatory.