Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator

Job description

Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator

Job no: 496362
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Academic Affairs, Other

The Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator maintains a well-organized stockroom that supports the chemistry department and other academic units; manages an up-to-date inventory of chemicals, supplies, and equipment needed for both teaching and research laboratories; serves as the department health and safety officer; and supervises student assistants.

This is a full-time, 12-month, 37 hour per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position.

Job Duties:
The Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator orders chemicals, supplies, and equipment such that needed materials are available in a timely manner; manages a comprehensive inventory including location of all inventory materials using the university’s inventory management system; tracks usage of routine items; receives distributes deliveries and packages; tracks departmental expenditures and provides updates to the chair; and oversees repair of equipment. This person serves as primary liaison with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and serves on the university’s Safety Committee as well as ensuring the availability of SDS information. The Stockroom Coordinator recruits, hires, trains and manages student employees to ensure safe and successful laboratory operation. Working closely with lab directors, this person manages lab drawer assignments and the replacement system for broken or missing items. The Stockroom Coordinator works with lab directors and EHS to ensure the proper disposal of chemical/hazardous waste.

Minimum Qualifications:
• A working knowledge of chemical principles related to (1) preparing reagents and chemicals for instructional purposes, (2) safe handling of chemicals and lab safety, and (3) hazardous waste disposal protocols.
• A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse community of faculty, lab directors, students, and staff.
• Proficiency with standard computer software.
• Ability to adapt to the everchanging needs of an educational environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Purchasing experience

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift 25 lbs and to climb a ladder.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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