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Package Receiver/Sorter

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: VP for Admin & Business Services
Department: Mail Services - Residential
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Other

Job Description

The wage Package Receiver/Sorter reports directly to the Mail Services Manager and is responsible for processing incoming packages off the vendor trucks and sorting them into locker areas established by the department processes. This position works quickly utilizing the Zebra handheld scanners to receive the packages in the warehouse. Receiver/Sorters operate in a fast-paced, high volume, multi-tasked oriented logistics environment, serving 10,000 students and over 750,000 packages per year.

Required Qualifications

• Previous experience communicating with or working with the public.
• Must possess a valid driver's license.
• Must have the ability to develop and maintain accurate digital and paper records.
• Ability to work as a departmental team member, comprehend and follow instructions, and
adhere to a schedule in a self-motivated environment.
• Ability to operate a large delivery vehicle in a safe manner on campus, roads, and sidewalks
among pedestrians in two-person teams.
• Must be able to move and handle up to 70 pounds safely.
• Experience with a PC and personal computer.
• Must be able to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb stairs and perform repetitive movements of
reaching, lifting, sorting, and carrying packages and boxes for long periods of time.
• Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and temperature extremes.
• May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the department's needs.
• This is a designated emergency personnel position, required to report for inclement weather or
campus emergencies, even when the University is closed.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with record keeping; Pitney Bowes SendSuite Package Tracking System; use of a
personal computer and computerized warehouse management systems.
• Experience as a delivery driver.
• Experience in a large commercial or educational setting.

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Review Date

November 27, 2022

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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