JGI & Berkeley Lab: A View to Fuel Innovative Science in the Public Interest
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Berkeley Lab's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has an opening for a Material Handler.. Independently handles and maintains flow of materials, parts, supplies and equipment at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Perform shipping, receiving, storing and distribution tasks for a wide-variety of materials. Provide solutions to problems associated with product availability, delivery, receipt, storage, and disposal. Independently or with very general direction sets priorities for incoming work and renegotiates deadlines. Frequently interact with internal and external customers and ensure timely delivery of materials. Serve as Point of Contact in supervisor's absence. Operate a variety of equipment such as forklift, hand tools and related devices utilized in a warehouse environment. Work involves the manipulation of materials stored at various temperatures including -20C, -80C, 4-8C. Position reports to the Materials Supervisor.
What You Will Do:
Independently handle the day-to-day activities of shipping and receiving functions and oversee the receiving and shipments of Federal Express, UPS, and Airborne packages.
Receive, distribute, store issue, collect, sort, dismantle, segregate, and dispose of materials, laboratory reagents, equity and supplies.
Monitor, record, and verify movement of incoming and out-going materials, parts, supplies and equipment using electronic systems and databases.
Unpack boxes, crates, and pallets which include chemicals and hazardous materials, check goods against purchase orders/invoices; reject unsatisfactory items.
Enter property and chemical and hazardous inventory information into the LBNL CMS database.
Use advanced knowledge of electronic systems for inventory control, receipt, and assets control.
Deliver a variety of materials and packages to requestor, customers and staff or place in warehouse storage.
Prepare, package and ship materials via appropriate DOT methods (for hazardous shipments, ensures that the material is properly manifested and segregated per DOT 49CFR regulations.
Use forklift, pallet jack, skids, and hand trucks; may use laboratory vehicles to transport supplies.
Maintain work and storage areas, monitoring inventory levels.
Perform inter-site material transfer between buildings, LBNL/LLNL, or outside vendors and suppliers.
Maintain good housekeeping practices in receiving areas and warehouse.
Maintain accurate and complete files.
Ensure all material passing through Receiving is properly documented per applicable JGI, Laboratory, UC and/or DOE policy.
Ensure all high value ($5k) and/or sensitive property arriving at JGI is bar coded per DOE requirements.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Prepare status reports.
Assist with warehouse outlay and re-warehousing as needed.
Assist with property audits, as necessary.
Maintain current knowledge of departmental, LBNL and LLNL laboratory policies as applies to job tasks, including safety and training.
Serve as back-up for Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) in laboratories and transfer waste to the Waste Accumulation Area (WAA).
What is Required:
Typically requires a high school education or equivalent and at least 2 plus years-related experience.
Advanced experience in receipt, inspection, distribution, storage, issue, collection, sorting, dismantling, segregation, and disposal of materials, equipment and supplies.
Advanced experience and thorough working knowledge of applicable policies and procedures in the Shipping and Receiving administration: related warehousing and purchasing experience.
Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage multiple priorities.
Substantial organizational skills with an ability to work accurately with high attention to detail; read and properly interpreting item descriptions, names and numbers and the ability to exercise good judgment.
Ability to monitor, record, and verify movement of incoming and out-going materials, parts, supplies and equipment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively to a diverse population of personnel regarding incoming/outgoing material, status of order, delivery schedules, DOE tagging requirements, and order history.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to function in a professional service-oriented manner.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
Journey level experience operating a wide range of motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment (forklift, stacker, and pallet jack, etc.)
Advanced level of computer knowledge and data entry experience using PC hardware and software in receiving/shipping/property and or inventory control and working knowledge of software applications such as spreadsheets, email, word processing, web and databases
Ability to lift and move and maneuver objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, and climb stairs; and have color vision sufficient to accurately assess color codes.
Valid California driver's license.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Work experience in a scientific research laboratory environment.
Knowledge of biology and terminology.
Knowledge of DOT shipping methods including handling of manifests and segregation of hazardous materials per DOT 49CFR regulations.
Advanced product knowledge of materials used in Laboratories.
Complete understanding and wide application of specific material handling skills associated with assigned functional area.
Experience, training or valid certification with forklift equipment.
Note: Incumbent in this position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes. This position is currently located at the DOE Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, CA, moving November 1, 2019 to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA Must have color vision sufficient to accurately assess color codes. Must be able to walk or stand 75% of the time, bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, climb stairs, and lift and move 23kg (50 lbs.). Must successfully complete detailed on the job training program that covers chemical handling procedures and precautions.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on collective bargaining agreement step rates.
Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) -- 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.