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Requisition ID:  9956

Associate Equipment and Materials Operator - Materials Management

Job Summary

*Updated March 23, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.

The successful candidate will schedule and pick up University owned surplus in a timely and professional fashion. Follow all university policies, procedures and best practices in doing so.  Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers at all times.  Keep the University Warehouse and Surplus Store neat and orderly.  Serve as backup to cashier when needed.  Identify and refurbish computers and monitors for re-sale. Perform triage on surplus, with the Universities best interest in mind.  Assist customers by answering questions, demonstrating items and loading of their vehicles at the Surplus Store.  Work with student employees and provide guidance and instruction to accomplish their work.  Maintain a safe work environment.


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two years’ experience in warehousing, inventory control, storekeeping, or related field
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 to 80 lbs. frequently and up to 100 lbs. occasionally
  • Ability to obtain a forklift license within 60 days.
  • A valid US or Canadian driver’s license


  • Familiarity with e-waste recycling, scrap metals, inventory control, and campus building
  • Experience driving a box truck 

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • This posting represents two vacancies
  • Occasional overtime may be required
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligible: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply