Specialist, Chemical Inventory & Laboratory Equipment
Specialist, Chemical Inventory & Laboratory EquipmentPosition Number:
PSA/NEA - Professional Staff AssocPay Grade Level:
11Pay Grade Range:
$54,363 - $81,985Status :
Calendar Year, Full-time, PermanentDepartment:
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)Campus Location:
NoJob Description Summary:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 26, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 24, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 24, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
Responsible for the safe and orderly operation and maintenance of a large chemical and laboratory equipment stockroom servicing the Chemistry Department and other University departments.Duties and Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In conformance with current OSHA requirements, establish and maintain a computerized chemical inventory system for the Chemistry Department and the University.
Establish and maintain required Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) files.
Interface with department and University personnel and the University’s Safety Office for the appropriate disposal of chemical waste.
Order chemicals, gas cylinders, supplies, and equipment; maintain records as required.
Receive, unpack, inspect, store, and safeguard incoming materials, supplies,
gas cylinders, and/or equipment.
Prepare materials for shipping as needed.
Issue chemicals and equipment to the teaching and research labs.
Track chemical usage and provide adequate amounts of supplies, equipment, spare parts, etc., to service the teaching laboratories and the needs of the stockroom.
Label chemicals according to University procedures and issue MSDS and other
data reports as required.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise graduate and undergraduate students and other workers who may work
to stock shelves and maintain laboratory equipment.
Perform other duties as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers and word processing, spreadsheet software, database management and programs.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.Required Qualifications:
1.Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field.
2.Minimum of three years of experience in a chemical stockroom or laboratory.
3.Demonstrated knowledge of chemical hazard codes and chemical classifications.
4.Demonstrated computer skills (i.e., spreadsheets, word processing, and database programs).
5.Demonstrated experience in ordering and expediting chemicals and laboratory supplies.
6.Demonstrated experience maintaining large inventories and databases.
7.Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
8.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
9.Demonstrated organizational and record-keeping skills.
10.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.Posting Date:
03/31/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).Quicklink for Posting: