Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Materials Handler

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $20.25 Hourly

Job Description

Materials Handler

Arizona State University

SCM MRO and Alt Campus

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

Performs manual and clerical duties related to shipping, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing and delivering a variety of materials, equipment and supplies.


Special instructions: This position will need a pre-employment physical.


Salary Range

$20.25 per hour


Close Date



Essential Duties

·       Counts, weighs or measures incoming or outgoing items to compare identifying information and variety against bills of lading, invoices, orders or other records. Examines incoming shipments for damage or shortages and corresponds with shipper to rectify. 

·       Completes paperwork or forms required for documentation. Determines method of shipment utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes and rates; prepares materials for shipping by weighing, packaging and stamping; prepares necessary shipping forms such as bills of lading. 

·       Provides on the job training to lower level employees and resolves problems utilizing knowledge of shipping/receiving/stock operations. 

·       Operates material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks or dollies to move stock or reorganize storage. 

·       Participates in routing, counting and inspecting items while loading and unloading trucks; delivers and returns items. 

·       Transports high technology, high dollar cost equipment, laboratory supplies, office supplies, furniture and hazardous materials to customers; secures cargo properly and safely with weight evenly distributed. 

·       Performs vehicle inspection as required by Federal and Arizona State Law; ensures proper documentation and package marking with appropriate placards when moving hazardous materials. 

·       Participates in ordering or purchasing standard stock items, such as recommending additions or deletions to standard stock items or ordering replenishments within established procedures and limits. 

·       Utilizes computerized or automated systems to accomplish tasks.


Minimum Qualifications

One year of shipping/receiving experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Employee is required to possess a Class D Driver’s license throughout employment. Some positions may require state certification in forklift operation. 


Desired Qualifications

·       Evidence of a current Arizona Class C drivers license upon employment.

·       Evidence of a state certification in forklift operation is desired but not required.

·       Experience in Supply Chain terminology and Microsoft 365.

·       Demonstrated knowledge in an automated package/asset tracking system


Working Environment

·       Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled warehouse setting subject to extended periods of standing and walking moderate distances to perform work; regularly required to sit and utilize a variety of technology equipment involving keyboarding and manipulation of a computer mouse.

·       Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds.

·       Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.

·       Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

·       Drive ASU vehicles long and short distances, on ASU campuses, often in high pedestrian traffic.


Department Statement

At ASU, we care about our employees. We offer a total rewards package that includes: 

·       AZ state school tuition reduction for employees and their dependents and spouse; all available on day one of employment.

·       Competitive wages.

·       Disability and leave program for income protection.

·       Employee assistance for confidential and free behavioral health services.

·       Generous accrual of paid sick and vacation time.

·       Low cost dental, health, life and vision insurance benefits; all available on day one of employment. 

·       Paid adoption and fertility subsidies.

·       Paid time for professional development and volunteering.

·       Retirement programs with employer match; designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement. 

·       Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings. 

·       Wide variety of employee discounts through ASU partnerships. 


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ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU will not be a sponsor for this position. 


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


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