Stores Coordinator |School of Biological Science

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Technical Services
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55558295

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) currently employs 150 academic staff, with over 160 research students and 1000 undergraduate and coursework students. It incorporates diverse research activities organised into three key discipline areas: Biomedical and Human Biology; Cellular, Molecular and Physiological Biology; Ecological and Evolutionary Biology.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Store Coordinator is responsible for procurement, inventory, and compliance activities of the SBS Store facility within the School of Biological Sciences, including the inwards and outwards goods functions. The SBS Store supplies a range of laboratory stocks to staff and postgraduate students.  This is a front-facing role, interacting with a wide range of people which requires a high standard of customer service and communication.  Expertise in stock management, and experience in dangerous goods handling are key attributes for this role.

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Maintain stock levels of laboratory consumables in an onsite store via the Scitrack software purchasing platform
  • Complete internal orders for staff and postgraduate students
  • Accept all inwards goods/ delivery of chemicals, consumables and laboratory equipment for the School.
  • Facilitate service delivery by external suppliers

This is a permanent, full-time role (37.5 hours per week)

Remuneration: $50,000 plus, dependent on experience

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The Faculty of Science’s Technical Services Team comprises over 100 technical staff providing specialist support to the Faculty’s academic staff and students across 9 of the 10 Departments. They contribute technical knowledge and expertise to research and teaching activities while ensuring the ongoing operation and compliance of a vast range of laboratories, workshops, teaching facilities, research equipment, vehicles and boats.

He kōrero mōu | About you

You are an organised and efficient team player with a “can do attitude”; able to adapt in an everchanging environment.

To be successful in the role you will be/have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a co-ordination or administrative role
  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Highly organised, detail focussed, and prompt
  • Experience with handling chemicals

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 24 August 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to the Technical Manager, Jo Dodd via [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

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