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Materials Handler I

University of Colorado

This is a Contract position in Boulder, CO posted May 14, 2022.

Materials Handler I

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Campus Dining Services at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for the Materials Handler I position! This role is primarily responsible for receiving goods, ensuring accurate storage and rotation of product! This position will reconcile all invoices to ensure physical delivery of products matches quantities and amounts on the invoice and maintain receiving and storage areas organization, and sanitation. Inventories products, goods and small-wares. The incumbent will need a valid driver’s license, as they will respond to changes and requests by the department for timely distribution/transportation of goods and equipment to the dining halls or other on- and/or off- campus locations by driving a department vehicle on an occasional basis.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Campus Dining Services (CDS) exists to provide 3.3 million meals per year for the students, staff, faculty, and guests of the university. Campus Dining Services is comprised of Residential Dining Halls, Catering and Retail outlets that operate year-round. Campus Dining leads the industry with outstanding quality food and exceptional dining experiences. We continue to expand our sustainability initiatives and reduce our carbon footprint in our daily operations, including efforts in resource recovery, conservation, and food sourcing. We are committed to providing options and information to all of our guests with dietary restrictions and allergens, including vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and halal choices, supported by a strong allergen awareness program called A9 Identified.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Receiving & Storage

  • Ensure that all shipments received are free of damage, accurate and if required, temperature controlled. Ensure accurate notification of damaged shipments and incorrect invoicing to immediate supervisor.

  • Ensure proper rotation of stock and that all goods are stored in appropriate area and secure. Coordinate, prioritize, and adjust daily receiving activities to ensure products are put away in a timely manner.

  • Offer excellent internal and external customer service.

  • Operate department vehicles as needed.


  • Ensure a clean, safe working environment for all faculty, students staff, and visitors to include ongoing daily cleaning and maintenance of facility.

  • Serve on the food safety response team and respond to food safety emergencies as needed.

  • Ensure goods are delivered at accurate temperature. Supervise cold storage areas for proper temperature. Report issues or needed repairs to supervisor.


  • Assist in inventory of goods, products and supplies and enter inventoried quantities into computer. Make determinations to move inventory to various or varied storage locations as vital.

  • Daily observation and communication with Operations/Production Manager regarding any products that have low turnover, have been over purchased or are soon to expire.

Sanitation & Other

  • Perform daily cleaning and sanitation of storage areas to include but not limited to: Dry storage, cold storage, and receiving areas.

  • Assist other facilities and perform other tasks as needed.

  • Participate in Campus Dining Services special events as requested.

    What You Should Know

  • This is an in-person position.

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

  • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

    What We Can Offer

The annual salary for this position is $33,363.20.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits ( , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder ( .

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What We Require

  • One year of experience which includes warehousing, handling, shipping, receiving, storing, inventory, and/or distribution of goods.

  • Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license.

  • Successful completion of University of Colorado’s Defensive Driver Training Program within 90 days of employment to operate vehicles crucial to the position.

  • Food Protection Manager Certification and/or certificate appropriate for the position level or the ability to acquire Food Protection Manager Certification or certificate appropriate to position level within 6 months of hire. Must possess appropriate Food Protection Manager Certification or certificate appropriate to position level for the duration of employment with CDS.

    What You Will Need

  • Ability to work in extreme cold conditions for extended periods of time (PPE provided).

  • An ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

    What We Would Like You To Have

  • Servsafe certified.

  • A detailed understanding of the flow of food from purchasing to ready to prepare state.

  • Know and be able to recite proper receiving temperatures and appropriate storage areas for goods and products.

  • Can prioritize stocking/shelving activities to ensure that proper product temperatures are maintained.

    Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.

  • A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by May 10, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs ( .

Essential Services

This position is designated essential services. The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.