Careers at Virginia Tech

Warehouse Worker

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: VP for Finance
Department: Procurement
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades, Other

Job Description

VT Surplus has an opening for an entry level warehouse employee. Responsibilities include pick up, receiving, storing and warehousing miscellaneous types of university property determined to be surplus and ready for sale, repurposing or disposal. This position plays an important role in preparing for the university's monthly surplus auction including arranging and numbering items within the warehouse and assisting the public during preview and auction day. The position supports efficient warehouse processes while routinely interacting with the campus community. Courteous and professional communication skills are a must! Proficient driving skills to operate different larger vehicles including a 5ton truck safely through a congested campus at busy times. Position requires using many types of equipment to assist with moving and distributing surplus items. The ability to lift and carry heavy items is required. This is an opportunity to join Virginia Tech in a position that offers a positive work environment, diverse responsibilities and valuable learning opportunities.

Required Qualifications

Excellent driving history and ability to drive a larger vehicle for equipment pickups within a compact campus setting. Experience safely driving larger work or farm vehicles similar to skills needed to safely operate a 5ton box truck. Ability to lift and carry heavy items up to 100 lbs. A demonstrated work ethic. Past work history demonstrating the ability to follow instructions and work independently with minimal supervision. Work or educational experience demonstrating good communication and customer service skills. Must be available to work University Surplus Auctions held 12 times per year. Must be available for occasional overnight travel. Must have or be able to obtain powered industrial equipment license for operating forklifts or other motorized moving equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience driving a 5ton work vehicle (non CDL). Previous work experience that required manual labor and heavy lifting. Previous work experience in a warehouse setting with industry standard procedures. Experience with working auctions both private and online. Understanding of standard inventory control processes.

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Starting at $35,000 - commensurate with experience

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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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