Materials Handling Technician

General Function

Performs a variety of moderate to complex tasks related to the receipt and disbursement of materials, equipment, and supplies University-wide

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Receives shipments of goods and materials; checks shipment for accuracy; may store stock; may enter into computer/inventory system.
  • May monitor inventory of materials; may order materials as necessary.
  • May contact addressee on shipment received or deliver packages to shippee: may fill orders and distribute materials at counter.
  • May prepare material for transport from the University; may package and ship materials.
  • May issue tools and/or equipment to University personnel; may record transfer; may ensure return of material.
  • May maintain records of activities and other files.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to head of department's purchasing (i.e. Manager of Maintenance Purchasing)

Direction Given: Functional guidance to a group of student employees

Minimum Requirements

Requires six months of coursework or training beyond high school related to inventory control and two years of storeroom experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of inventory control procedures
  • Knowledge of computer and office applications
  • Knowledge of equipment/supplies used by department
  • Driver's license required

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25-50 pounds. Periodic assignments given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical conditions.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Materials Handling Technician

Job Code


Classification Series

Materials Handling






Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013