Inventory Control Specialist at The Ohio State University

Inventory Control Specialist at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
June 14, 2019
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of a manager, the Inventory Control Specialist 1 is responsible for inventory control and maintains records of property received; supervises the delivery of equipment and materials and conducts inventories; coordinates property disposition and instructs institutional personnel in inventory control procedures. Schedules and receives surplus property shipments into the warehouse; matches manifests to property received; coordinates with university departments to account for discrepancies in shipments. Evaluates the operational condition of property received; determines the appropriate disposition of property, i.e. salvage, recycle, scrap or sale; maintains the accuracy of warehouse inventory; performs a physical inventory of warehouse; determines prices for inventory; conducts weekly sales; prepares bank deposits. Implements and enforces surplus property management policies and procedures; coordinates problem resolution; performs public relations duties related to surplus property; manages and trains subordinate employees (temporary employees and/or student employees).

Position Requirements


7th-grade education or higher; three courses in inventory control (or three months of experience); or equivalent.

Required Experience


Knowledge of inventory control, office practices and procedures, material and equipment handling, basic computer operation (hardware and software), public relations and safety practices desired. Ability to deal with problems, calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages, complete routine forms, answer routine telephone or email inquiries, gather and collate information, be physically fit. Unusual working conditions. Must be able to lift at least 65 lbs.

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Applicant must pass a background check. This position works in a variety of settings, including a non-air-conditioned warehouse environment, and operating multiple forklifts. The Ohio State University offers a wide range of valuable benefits programs available to you and your family. Whether you are interested in medical, dental and vision benefits, or tuition assistance, life insurance, retirement, wellness or discounted ticket opportunities, there is something here for everyone. You will find that many of your benefits are subsidized or even free to you as an important part of your total compensation package.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.