INVENTORY CONTROL COORDINATOR – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI


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Position Type University Staff Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary FLSA Status Nonexempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the UW-System to implement an inclusive housing policy.

Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make a global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Job Summary

Under supervision of the the Inventory Control Supervisor, this position functions as the Inventory Control Coordinator. The position is responsible for assessing stock supply and submitting orders; verifying shipment receipts, and maintaining deliveries across multiple campus locations, while also maintaining inventory records to ensure unit has appropriate inventory.

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating orders and communicating with the shops on status and availability of supplies, parts, materials, and equipment utilized by Facility Services. The position requires a detailed individual experienced in warehouse operations with a heavy focus on Computerized Warehouse Management systems.

The University of Wisconsin (UW) System offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our community. The University contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees also receive a vacation package starting at 104 hours during first year, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday (36hrs each year), and paid legal holidays.

The hiring pay range is $17-18 per hour; the final hourly rate is dependent upon the finalist’s experience, education, qualifications and equity within the department.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for this vacancy must:

  • Have one year or more of work experience in a similar role
  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver license (or other such valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation) and be able to meet or exceed the minimum requirements for driving on state business as detailed here: https://uwm.edu/risk-management/drivers/
  • Evidence of ability to frequently lift 50 pounds
  • Demonstrated customer service experience
    Experience using common business software and applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet browsers, etc.)
  • Willingness to drive a box truck and forklift

Preferred Qualifications

Highly qualified candidates will also have:

  • Experience using TMA or another computerized maintenance management system
  • Forklift experience and certification
  • Box truck experience
  • Experience in a warehousing/inventory position
  • Demonstrated purchasing experience

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following:
  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
  • Resume

When referencing employment history, please address your experience with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. At this time, emails and phone numbers for three professional references is optional but may be required at a later time.

This is a continuous recruitment. Screening begins on May 16, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after May 15, 2022 may not receive consideration.

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