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Shipping and Receiving Handler

Requisition Number:



Boulder, CO

Employment Type:

University Staff



Posting Close Date:


Job Summary

Shipping and Receiving Handler (Materials Handler I) is primarily responsible for receiving goods, ensuring proper storage and rotation of products. Reconcile all invoices to ensure physical delivery of products matches quantities and amounts on the invoice. Maintain receiving and storage areas organization, cleanliest and sanitation. Inventories products, goods and small-wares. Respond to last minute changes and requests by the department for prompt distribution/transportation of goods and equipment to the dining halls or other on- and/or off- campus locations on an occasional basis, utilizing department vehicle. Provide a clean, safe, comfortable work environment for all faculty, student, staff and visitors at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Who We Are

Housing & Dining Services, Campus Dining Services exists to provide 3.3 million meals per year for the students, staff, faculty and guests of the university. Campus Dining Services is comprised of Residential Dining Halls, Catering and Retail outlets which operate year round. Campus Dining leads the industry with superior quality food and exceptional dining experiences. We continue to expand our sustainability initiatives and reduce our carbon footprint in our daily operations, including efforts in resource recovery, conservation and food sourcing. We are committed to providing options and information to all of our guests with dietary restrictions and allergens, including vegan, vegetarian, kosher and Halal choices, supported by a strong allergen awareness program called A9 ® Identified.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Receiving and Storage
  • Ensure that all shipments received are free of damage, accurate and if required, temperature controlled. 
  • Coordinate, prioritize and adjust daily receiving activities to ensure products are put away in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure proper rotation of stock and that all goods are stored in appropriate area and secure. 
  • Use computer and communication skills to provide proper notification of damaged shipments and incorrect invoicing to immediate supervisor. 
  • Offer excellent internal and external customer service. Ensures any last minute changes requested by immediate supervisor are completed.
  • Provide a clean safe working environment for all faculty, students staff and visitors at the University of Colorado Boulder. 
  • Perform daily cleaning and maintenance of facility to ensure a clean and safe environment. 
  • Monitor cold storage areas for proper temperature. 
  • Report issues or needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Serve on the food safety response team and responds to all food safety emergencies as appropriate to the work assignment. 
  • If a work cell phone is provided, a response call must be within an hour of the original call and/or message.
  • Assist in inventory of goods, products and supplies. 
  • Enter inventoried quantities into computer (FSS). 
  • Daily observation and communication with Operations/Production Manager regarding any products that have low turnover, have been over purchased or are soon to expire. 
  • Make determinations to move inventory to various or varied storage locations as necessary.
  • Perform daily cleaning and sanitation of storage areas to include but not limited to: Dry storage, cold storage, and receiving areas.
Other Work as Assigned
  • Assist other facilities as necessary and performs other tasks as delegated by immediate supervisor. Participates in Campus Dining Services special events as requested. Operates company vehicle to deliver goods to department facilities as requested.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated Starting Salary is $28,788.


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

  • One year of experience which includes warehousing, handling, shipping, receiving, storing, inventory, and/or distribution of goods.
  • Possess a valid State of Colorado driver's license.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain commercial motor vehicle (CMV) license, including CDOT physical/medical card, and successful completion of University of Colorado's Safety Training Program within 90 days of employment to operate vehicles essential to the position.  
  • Ability to work in extreme cold conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Servsafe certified and or certificate appropriate for the position level or the ability to obtain Servsafe certification or certificate appropriate to position level within 6 months of hire.  Must possess appropriate Servsafe certification or certificate appropriate to position level for the duration of employment with CDS.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Servsafe certified.
  • A thorough understanding of the flow of food from purchasing to, ready to prepare state.
  • Know and can recite proper receiving temperatures as well as appropriate storage areas for goods and products.
  • Prioritize stocking/shelving activities to ensure that proper product temperatures are maintained.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by August 26, 2019, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted 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. 

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Posting Contact Email: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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.