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Credentials: Inventory Team Lead

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UW-Madison is hiring Inventory Team Members to barcode and upload existing chemical inventory into ChemManager+, our new campus-wide chemical inventory system. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a small team in a variety of research and teaching labs across UW-Madison. We provide UW employee benefits as well as a generous leave package and a retention bonus of up to $3,000 if you stay with us. Expand your inventory, spreadsheet, and customer services experience by joining the ChemManager+ project team on its mission to help improve safety for the research community at UW-Madison. Apply today!

Job Summary:

The ChemManager+ project is a multiyear initiative to improve safety and compliance at UW-Madison. As a member of the inventory team for the ChemManager+ project, you will play an essential role in recording the existing chemical stocks that are stored in our research and teaching labs. There are over 1000 labs at UW-Madison and more than 1 million chemical containers to barcode and upload. You understand that honesty and integrity are key as you will represent the project to our customers. You can follow procedures on correct handling and labeling of containers, enter data, raise issues, and follow all laboratory safety requirements. You understand that accuracy is extremely important.

We offer a retention bonus of up to $3,000 for staff who stay with us until the end of the project. There are opportunities for advancement to a Team Lead position for those who show aptitude, willingness, and initiative. You will grow and learn with us as a member of the project team.

A typical day will include:

  • Arrive on time for a daily briefing and site assignment with the project team
  • Transfer to a research or teaching lab
  • Work with lab staff and follow safety protocols to barcode chemical containers
  • Key in details of each chemical container to an Excel spreadsheet
  • Return to the office for a debrief with the project team

This role requires direct interaction with research staff and involves handling potentially hazardous chemicals. Therefore to be a successful candidate, you will need to demonstrate a successful track record in customer service and in safely performing repetitive tasks over an extended period of time.

The anticipated project end date is December 2024; this end date may be extended but will not exceed 2 years in duration. We will provide help, guidance, and support for whatever role you want to tackle next.