5535 Stores Clerk-Natural and Applied Science


TITLE Stores Clerk-Natural and Applied Science



IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Experimental Machinist

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Natural & Applied Sciences


The Stores Clerk performs routine manual and varied clerical work of a general warehouse or stockroom nature including receiving, inventorying and delivering widely diversified and specialized scientific materials, equipment and related supplies received from the general receiving department, as well as various truck lines and suppliers. Establishes and maintains inventory control over all supplies received in the college loading dock area.


Education: High school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Experience: At least one year of experience in storekeeping and receiving is required. Knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, scientific supplies and materials is preferred.

Skills: Effective interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 100 pounds.

Other: Must possess normal color vision.


1. Ensures a smooth operation in receiving by developing procedures to receive, unpack and inventory all shipments of scientific materials, including chemicals, biological specimens, mechanical and electronic equipment, bottled compressed gases and related educational supplies.

2. Complies with established guidelines for maintaining 100% accountability of all scientific materials, equipment and related supplies received in the college by keeping an auditable and accurate record of all shipments, purchase orders, packing slips, invoices, receipts and related shipping documents delivered to the loading dock by the general receiving department, as well as various truck lines and suppliers.

3. Complies with established guidelines regarding the delivery of scientific materials, equipment and related supplies, ensuring that they are properly distributed in an expeditious manner to the appropriate academic departments within Temple Hall by either personally transporting the items to the departments or arranging for the items to be picked up by the departments.

4. Completes the shipping process on excess or incorrect scientific materials, equipment and related supplies by inventorying, packing and preparing these items for return to originating vendors and suppliers.

5. Completes the delivery/receiving process by traveling to various off-campus suppliers in order to pick up scientific materials, equipment and related supplies, as needed, for use in Temple Hall.

6. Contributes to an accident-free work environment by operating various light delivery vehicles and equipment in a safe manner and adhering to all reasonable and prudent safety precautions and procedures.

7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Contributes to the overall success of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Stores Clerk is supervised by the Experimental Machinist and supervises student employees.




Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job

Level 2 - 100 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills

Level 2 - 350 Points: General mechanical or technical aptitude and a general knowledge of, and experience in, a skill, craft, or trade. A general ability to understand procedures, operations, and/or operate basic equipment, that typically require some previous experience or training is required. Jobs at this level typically require at least one and up to two years of related experience for successful performance.

Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 75 Points: Irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities at this level may include tracking budgeted spending, limited purchasing authority, and tracking inventory.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 1 - 20 Points: Specific detailed guidelines covering most aspects of the job. Deviations from guidelines must be authorized.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 2 - 50 Points: The purpose may include obtaining or clarifying facts, or providing factual information to others. Contacts may be with coworkers or structured exchanges with students or the general public, and are generally for the purpose of exchange of information. Contacts at this level might include discussing a work order with individuals in a departmental office to more clearly define the problem, or providing directions or information to students or the general public.

Factor 6: Work Environment

Level 2 - 40 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as that from moving machinery, occasional work with hazardous substances, or moderate levels of noise. The work may require wearing of protective gear. The work area is generally adequately lighted and ventilated, but may involve uncomfortable temperatures at times.

Factor 7: Physical Demands

Level 3 - 100 Points: Work requires continuous moderate with some strenuous physical exertion including standing, climbing, crawling, and regular lifting of objects over 50 pounds.

Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources

Level 2 - 40 Points: Jobs at this level might require frequent but routine responsibility for facility security, public safety, equipment, or money.

Factor 9: Complexity

Level 1 - 100 Points: The work consists of tasks that are clear-cut and directly related. There is little or no choice to be made in deciding what needs to be done. The actions to be taken are usually easy to discern and unambiguous, otherwise the employee requests assistance from a supervisor. Work is performed as it arrives or in an order set by someone else. The work can be learned relatively quickly.