Under the supervision of a Library Collection Services (LCS) manager, the Materials Assistant I performs a variety of tasks necessary for the efficient operation of LSF. The successful incumbent must attend assigned training in workflow ergonomics and safety practices and perform all tasks following strict safety guidelines. The successful incumbent will also be required to obtain certification in the proper use of an order picker after job training. Work will often be performed in a low temperature and low humidity environment. 1. Cleans books, archival boxes and other library materials according to specified instructions. Checks for special preservation conditions requiring special handling. 2. Assembles pre-fabricated cardboard trays. 3. Sizes and places items into trays. 4. Accessions items and performs other functions as directed using the LSF's stand-alone inventory database. 5. As directed and following specific protocols, prepares work orders both for items paged from LSF and for items returned to the facility for re-shelving. 6. Shelves, retrieves and re-shelves material in high-density shelving modules by operating an order picker. 7. Scans materials for electronic delivery. 8. Loads and unloads trucks to ready them for daily pick-up and delivery runs. Drives vehicles of various makes/models across campus and to non-campus locations in order to pick-up and deliver materials for university patrons and staff. Lifts totes and other objects weighing up to 70 pounds, rolls book trucks/dollies on a variety of surfaces including inclines. Operates a pallet jack and a hand truck to load and unload vehicles. 9. May perform routine maintenance on delivery vehicles and order picker, including pumping gas, checking oil, and charging & maintaining electric battery. Maintains the order and cleanliness of work area and equipment. 10. Maintains logs and records of activities as required. 11. Performs other duties as assigned and according to a schedule that might rotate or change to accommodate work demands or staffing variations. 12. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 13. May be assigned to work at the West Campus location in West Haven, CT.
Posting Position Title: Materials Assistant 1
University Job Title: Materials Assistant
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Must have and maintain a valid Driver's License and safe driving record.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability to work in a warehouse or other production environment and safely operate a one-ton truck and/or automated material handling equipment.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multi-task and team environment performing rotating tasks. Strong organizational skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to perform computer data entry.
Required Skill/ability 5: References must indicate excellent attendance and punctuality, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to accuracy and detail, and diligent performance.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 1. Demonstrated ability to operate an order picker. 2. Minimal keyboarding skills. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
Two years of related work experience and a high school level education; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.