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Materials Specialist II

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Housing and Facilities Services at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for multiple Materials Specialist II positions! As a Materials Specialist, you are key to the organization of inventory, the purchasing of equipment and supplies, and delivery of materials to worksites. Each day, you will provide the support vital for HDS facilities to function, providing necessary supplies for preventative maintenance and repair projects throughout the CU Boulder campus.

Driving university vehicles is essential to the success of the Materials Specialist position. On-the-job training and CMV certification will be provided for successful candidates to learn or improve their skills operating box trucks and other large vehicles. This is a full-time, on campus position with excellent benefits including 22 vacation days; access to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; EcoPass; tuition reimbursement; a 10% employer contribution retirement plan, and more!

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Housing Facilities Services (HFS) is a comprehensive facility management operation that provides around-the-clock support to over 10,000 residents and 20,000 conference guests annually. Services include maintenance, repair, renovation, project management, capital construction, housekeeping, and grounds-keeping operations. HFS has approximately 190 full-time employees, as well as approximately 80 part-time and student staff, who all strive to give residents the best living experience possible.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Determining Specification:

  • Determine the specifications for equipment, tools, parts and supplies.
  • Determine the best value for items by reviewing price quotes and standing purchase orders.

Purchasing & Account Management:

  • Purchase equipment parts, services, and supplies for inventory.
  • Purchase equipment, tools, parts, services for special or emergency needs.
  • May be responsible for operating campus vehicle in order to complete these tasks.
  • Connect with suppliers about pricing and shipping.
  • Manage P-card purchases and statement monthly.
  • Set up new accounts both online and on the phone including tax exempt paperwork and documents.

Material Warehousing, Shipping, & Receiving:

  • Determine organizational pattern and layout for inventory, storage and shelving.
  • Insure accurate and adequate stock levels of storeroom and inventory items.
  • Keep inventory records accurate by entering computer and handwritten records.
  • Insure goods are received in compliance with original order.
  • Loading and unloading of deliveries and shipments, stocking shelves, annual inventory, organizing and cleaning of warehouse and storeroom.
Supply Logistics:
  • Deliver and assemble appliances, furniture and equipment for HDS Facilities.
  • Deliver materials and supplies to worksites.
  • Make needed repairs to furniture, appliances and equipment.
  • Use university vehicles to complete most of these duties including driving of a box truck (10,000-lbs plus).
  • Coordinate the delivery set up and removal of equipment while minimizing impact on students and faculty.
  • Choose the best material handling tools and delivery methods.
  • Determine the safest way to lift and move equipment, and operate vehicles. Duties may include disassemble items, so they can be moved in elevators safely.

Control Thermal Remediation Set Up & Breakdown:

  • Deliver, set up, monitor and breakdown all thermal remediation equipment for thermal treatments.
  • Operate generator, connect electrical cables to the generator and thermal heaters, set up temperature sensors, place fans to properly distribute warm air during treatment, operate laptop computer to monitor temperature settings and treatment progress from start to finish.
  • Specific examples of regular, ongoing decisions made by this position related to this duty:
  • Schedule with Shop Zone supervisor and the supervisor of the area to insure a well-organized procedure of thermal remediation process is accomplished.
  • Determine the most efficient use of vehicles, equipment and time. Choosing appropriate material handling tools and equipment required for scheduled workload.

Support of Maintenance & ES as Required:

  • Assist building trades with preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Remove and replace air filters in air handlers and fan coils.
  • Hang blinds in housing units. Clean and maintain mechanical areas and equipment.
  • Paint equipment and floors, labeling of pipes, replacing light bulbs.

Snow & Ice Removal:

  • Clear parking lots, sidewalks, streets, patios, and entrances.
  • Apply salt to enhance safety of entrances.
  • Deliver Ice melt to storage locations on campus.

What You Should Know

  • This is a fully in-person position.
  • The use of a University vehicle is required for the performance of many of these duties. Successful candidates will need to complete a motor vehicle background check.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The hiring range for this position is $36,480-$40,332 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Two years of experience in occupational fields related to the work assigned.
  • Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOT medical card and Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) certification to operate vehicles is essential to the position.

What You Will Need

  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Able to effectively communicate with supervisor, peers, and other members of the university community.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Prior experience driving a truck with GVWR of 10,001-lbs or greater.
  • Familiarity with Snow Removal Equipment.
  • Prior experience in the use of material handling equipment.
  • Prior experience working in a warehouse environment.
  • Experience making purchases.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 9, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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