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Materials Handling Technician Part-Time

Department: Barkman
Location: Pueblo, CO

Do you like to keep things neat and orderly? Would you prefer a physically active job requiring you to work on your feet, lifting, bending, pushing and pulling? Have you always wanted to work at a library? Then don't miss this opportunity!

The Pueblo City-County Library District is now hiring Materials Handling Technicians to work at our Barkman library branch. This position helps to create a positive experience for all library customers by quickly and accurately shelving materials in their proper location and by maintaining shelves that are orderly, attractive and can be easily accessed.

Who you will be working with:

The Materials Handling Technician reports to the department manager. This position works closely with team members and may cross-train on other tasks to provide back-up support as needed. The position provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.

What will you be doing:

  • Creating positive experiences for customers by quickly and accurately processing materials and returning them to their designated locations in accordance with the Library's cataloging system.
  • Moving book carts containing checked in and sorted material to the appropriate shelving area. Shelves books and other library materials quickly and accurately to their proper location.
  • Maintaining shelves that are neat, orderly and inviting to customers. Promoting materials by front facing books, shifts shelves to keep them neat, reads shelves to ensure everything is in its proper place.
  • Demonstrating interest in the condition of the collection by identifying and removing books and other materials in poor condition and brings them to the attention of the manager. Cleaning and making minor repairs to materials as needed.
  • Using proper lifting techniques to pick up and move materials.
  • Demonstrating facilitated customer service model by proactively approaching customers to offer assistance at the point of need. Assisting customers with finding library materials and providing information to broaden their awareness of library resources and services.
  • Assisting customers with public computers, digital devices and electronic resources.
  • Inspecting copy machines and printers periodically, cleans and adds paper as needed.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and skill using Automated Materials Handling (AMH) equipment, hydraulic lifting equipment and Self-Service Check-out Stations including the ability to troubleshoot and resolve general software and equipment errors.
  • Supporting team efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff by maintaining awareness of surroundings and working in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Participating in regularly scheduled department meetings. Attending All Staff Development Days and other training sessions to acquire new skills and to stay current on all information that is pertinent to PCCLD.
  • Reading daily organizational communications from intranet, e-mail, newsletters and print announcements. Staying current on all library services, programs and events throughout the district. Regularly accesses electronic time keeping, payroll and personnel employee access systems.
  • Depending on the department, you may also be¦
  • Assigned to regularly work with automated material handling (AMH) equipment and hydraulic lifting equipment Operates and monitors functions of the AMH equipment.
  • Assigned to regularly remove materials from the book drop(s) and AMH bins for processing.
  • Processing materials lists such as weeding and holds lists, removing materials from the shelves as required.
  • Assisting customers with use of self-service check out stations.
  • Packaging and sending out materials for binding or digital reformatting.
  • Greet visitors, answer phones,and provide information for customers.

What we will need from you:

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform alphabetical, numerical, and subject filing is preferred.

Skills and Abilities: 

  •  Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail is required. 
  • Accurate alphabetical, numerical, and subject filing.
  • Basic math and English language skills, both written and verbal, are required. 
  • Ability to accurately handle money and make change.
  • Excellent customer service skills are needed with the ability to actively listen and resolve customer issues. 
  • Able to present a positive image of the library in attitude, communication style and appearance. 
  • Basic computer skills required for use of email, internet, electronic timekeeping, on-line work order system, and employee access database.
  • Knowledge of library e-services with the ability to instruct customers on their use.  Ability to function under flexible and changing conditions. 

Physical Requirements   

The job is physically demanding requiring the ability to do repetitive work including hours of standing, bending, squatting, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling.  Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and push - pull a fully loaded book cart weighing up to 200 pounds.

Other Requirements   

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends.

Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.

Pay Rate: $10.20-10.29

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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