Material Handler – Technical Services Department

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (OH) seeks Material Handlers for the Technical Services Department. Handlers focus on moving materials for circulation. They sort and move materials associated with internal delivery, consortium delivery, and vendor delivery, and maintain scalable workflow initiatives to reduce backlogs. Material Handlers receive specific direction and training regarding all aspects of the position and then are able to carry out tasks with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities. (1) Sorts and routes internal library delivery.  Pack and unpack internal delivery and external vendor delivery in bins/boxes. Unpacks and sorts incoming library materials from vendors as necessary. (2) Assists and receives items from library consortium partner (Search Ohio/OhioLink) and prepares them for delivery to branch patrons.  Assists with PLYMC returns to library consortium partner (Search Ohio/OhioLink). (3) Sorts, opens and routes mail.  (4) Answers telephone calls. (5) Provides assistance to other technical services divisions as needed; including some material processing tasks.

Qualifications.  High school diploma or equivalent. Nature of work requires an ability to effectively communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents and operate standard business office equipment. Majority of work is performed in a general office/library environment. Able to reach, bend, climb, squat, lift 40 lbs, push up to 50 lbs, tolerate glue-like scents, load and unload materials, and stand and sit for long periods of time. Ability to reach high and low. Ability to work harmoniously with other staff members, to follow assigned work schedule, policies and procedures, and to maintain a positive attitude and a dependable attendance record. Demonstrated use of Office software (Windows environment). Demonstrated resourcefulness to achieve departmental goals. Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service.

Work Schedule.  This position will work 16 hours per week in the Technical Services department at the Newport branch. The schedule will typically be 4 hour shifts 4 days a week.

Compensation.  The pay rate for this position is $10.48 per hour.

To Apply.  Please apply online by visiting our ADP Career Center and following the instructions. Please include a resume.

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