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Material Handler I

Operations Special Services Los Angeles, California

Capitalizing on 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century. We are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

The USC department of Facilities Management Services (FMS) is currently seeking Material Handlers to join its team.

The Material Handler receives, processes and delivers incoming orders and/or packs and ships outgoing orders. Transfers materials from storage area to ordering department and/or relocates materials within storage area. Makes pick ups and deliveries, as required.

The ideal candidate for the position of Material Handler meets the following criteria:

  • High School graduate or equivalent; however, combined experience/education may substitute for minimum education
  • 0-6 months of material handling experience; however, 6-12 months of experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a facilities maintenance supplies warehouse/stockroom is highly preferred
  • Ability to operate a forklift and other material handling equipment and to use scales, postage meters, computerized materials management systems, UPS machines and other similar machines
  • Current active/valid unrestricted California driver's license


  • Transfers materials from stockroom, warehouse or other storage facility to ordering department and/or relocates materials within storage facility, as assigned. May be required to use hand truck, forklift, hoist, motorized conveyor or other material handling equipment.

  • Accepts incoming shipments upon arrival at dock. Removes merchandise from belt and moves it to appropriate area of stockroom, if required.

  • Verifies merchandise shipments received against purchase orders, packing slips and/or waybills. Checks order for completeness and possible damage.

  • Logs shipments, completes and forwards paperwork in a timely manner, as assigned. Files paperwork, as assigned.

  • Matches prices on invoices, prices merchandise, if applicable.

  • Processes orders for delivery. Loads and delivers merchandise to department, sales floor, or other designated location.

  • Picks up and delivers materials across campus, as assigned.

  • Prepares, packs and ships all outgoing merchandise (including returns) according to department procedures.

  • Maintains general order and cleanliness of area, including removal of trash, as assigned.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

About USC Facilities Management Services:

FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Learn more about FMS at: and  - Join us – apply today!

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 0 - 6 months Minimum Field of Expertise:

REQ20093954 Posted Date: 11/25/2020

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