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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 781724
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: University Procurement And Logistics
Department: Logistics And University Stores 10074363
Sub Area: 1585- Service Maint.
Salary: 20.33
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Labor/Service/Maintenance, Service Maintenance- 1585, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

UPL Worker

Position Summary

The primary job assignment will be on the Shipping, Receiving and Distribution team and may support the University Stores and Warehouse or Mail Services operations as needed. In this cross-docking operation, the UPL Worker receives inbound shipments including hazardous materials. The UPL Worker also sorts, prepares, loads and delivers parcels, freight and mail to campus departments, including purchases from the University Store. The UPL Worker will assist with shipping of certain domestic packages for university departments.

Position Responsibilities

Utilize safe work practices at all times.

Demonstrate sound and safe driving skills when operating a medium sized duty truck and other manual or motorized equipment (i.e. hand cart, pallet jack, fork truck, etc.).

Pick-up campus mail and outbound shipments for processing.

Sort, stage, and prepare parcels, and load truck for delivery using hand and motorized equipment.

Deliver mail, parcels and freight using multiple distribution routes on a pedestrian-heavy campus.

Operate technology including a handheld device and computer. Adapt to new processes and technology in reasonable timeframes.

Perform appropriate chain-of custody processes using the internal tracking system.

Handle, block, brace, and deliver hazardous materials in accordance with 49CFR.

Receive campus deliveries by suppliers and carriers, utilize systems to enter, label and stage material (i.e. KFS look-up, SCLogic).

Perform duties associated with shipping outbound domestic parcels and freight.

Effectively and thoughtfully respond to customer questions and concerns.

Demonstrate dependable, effective, and efficient work performance to meet service level expectations.

Present strong attention to detail with the ability to problem solve and prioritize work.

Work both independently and as a team using sound judgment, escalating issues appropriately.

Diligently complete weekly vehicle inspection and reports in compliance with federal regulation.

Perform general labor to maintain building and surroundings such as shoveling snow, collecting trash, general cleaning, break-down, and moving materials and equipment.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

  • One year experience at University Services or related operation.
  • Working knowledge of the tools, equipment and processes used in University Stores and/or MSU Surplus Store operations.
  • Attainment of the appropriate Michigan chauffeur's operator's license, and possession or attainment of a MSU Forklift Operator's permit prior to completion of applicable probation or trial period.
  • Certification in General Awareness and Functional Specific Hazardous Materials Training within 90 days of hire.
  • Frequent lifting of 26 to 75 pounds and occasional lifting of over 75 pounds.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of campus buildings and streets.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

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Summary of Physical Demands

Frequent lifting of 26 to 75 pounds and occasional lifting of over 75 pounds

Summary of Health Risks

Handle, block, brace, and deliver hazardous materials.

Bidding Eligibility ends on May 24, 2022 at 11:55 PM

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