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Storekeeper II/Skilled Laborer

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Transportation Services
Categories: Skilled Labor

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

The Storekeeper II (Fleet Services) organizes and procures inventory for Transportation Services/Fleet Garage daily operations and supports shop activities by accepting deliveries of fuel and inspecting work areas for safety and compliance with applicable Federal and University regulations.  Ensures that accurate receiving, recording, and cataloging of all purchasing transactions are completed and supports maintenance staff in their daily work using the Fleet database and doing intake for new customer requests.


Essential Functions

  • Researches product specifications including pricing, quality, availability, and vendor suitability.
  • Drives a Fleet Services vehicle to pick up and return maintenance parts and supplies. Monitors quality of materials and suitability for planned repairs.
  • Maintains and uses a department ProCard for purchases; files ProCard receipts and records per audit guidelines.
  • Labels all invoices by vehicle or purchase type and ensures parts are allocated to the appropriate vehicle.
  • Maintains appropriate records to meet Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Hazmat materials inspections; appropriately stores Hazmat materials; files manifests; and maintains Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) as required by law. Completes appropriate paperwork and web-based reports.
  • Maintains MSDS records for materials stored on site.
  • Operates motor vehicles and equipment to deliver them to outside vendors for repair as needed.
  • Operates forklifts. Performs basic preventative maintenance on forklifts on an ongoing basis.
  • Organizes spaces for temporary storage of large and small inventory items for use in scheduled repairs.  Keeps space clean, safe, and accessible.
  • Evaluates parts and vehicle records in the fleet database for accuracy and usefulness. Fixes problems as needed.
  • Arranges for parts and supplies deliveries to the shop, and assists in the loading and unloading of freight, material, and/or equipment when it arrives at Fleet Services.
  • Performs manual tasks requiring some specialized skill or knowledge as assigned in assisting mechanics, including minor adjustments and repairs of equipment.
  • Assists a Motor Equipment Mechanic I or II in the servicing of state owned light and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Supervises students doing parts runs, vehicle deliveries, and minor garage upkeep.
  • Performs weekly disposal of used tires, used oil filters, metal, and other materials used at Fleet Services to the Office of Waste Management.
  • Monitors campus fleet fuel level and assists with fuel deliveries. Keeps fuel delivery records, and delivers copies to department supervisors and accounting staff.
  • Monitors fleet Diesel Exhaust Fluid level. Orders when needed, and keeps appropriate records and receipts.
  • Maintains vehicle warranty records.
  • Submits and tracks engine oil samples for analysis, and maintains lab records.
  • Performs regular building inspections. Notifies staff of issues needing attention in a timely manner.
  • In supervisor’s absence, performs administrative tasks on supervisor’s behalf.
  • Performs job responsibilities in an environmentally compliant and responsible manner reflective of University policies, procedures and goals relative to environmental compliance and stewardship.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • High school or trade school diploma plus six months experience with store keeping and computers.
  • Medical Examiner’s Certificate


Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Massachusetts Class D driver’s license required at hire; Class B CDL preferred. Class B license with Air Brakes endorsement will be required within six months.
  • Class C Hoisting license preferred at hire and required within the six-month probationary period.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Ability to perform manual labor of a semi-skilled nature for extended period of time and under varying climatic conditions. Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds regularly.


Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, first shift  (40 hours per week)


Salary Information

Grade 11


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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