Materials Handler

Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, MN, United States

Posted Date 5/28/2024

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Job Title: Materials Handler and Requisition ID number: 101526

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 06/04/2024

Organizational Unit: Materials Handling (10001525)

Site: Maintenance & Operations Ctr (0003)

FTE: 1.0; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full-time

Union: AFSCME(29)

Functional Area: Administrative

A resume and cover letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


**This position will reporting to XX from 6 AM - 2:30 PM**


Under general supervision, participates in the K-12 Curriculum operations and activities of the District.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs necessary functions of kitting processes used in K-12 curriculum.
  • Receives, processes, and issues warehouse stock to sites.
  • Assures stock and warehouse facility is maintained in a safe, clean, orderly condition.
  • Assists in training workers in filling, shipping, and stocking supplies.
  • Works independently, and assures that all safety rules, regulations, and policies are observed; performs duties within the scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies.
  • Utilizes basic inventory control procedures to manage warehouse supplies, and store goods in the designated manner and areas; orders supplies as necessary.
  • Monitors work site to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Travels to other school district facilities to deliver, pick up and resolve materials orders.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; cleans up spills and unsafe conditions in a timely manner and according to procedures.
  • Recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents, and injuries.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish the requirements of the position.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND two (2) years of warehouse or shipping and receiving experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Knowledge of:

  • Warehouse operations and procedures including shipping, receiving, and issuing materials, proper and orderly storage, optimum space utilization, and stock inventory procedures.
  • Materials, equipment, and supplies used as curriculum materials in the school district.
  • Principles of record keeping, records management, and inventory control.
  • Safety rules and health regulations.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Skill in:

  • Operating a warehouse in a safe manner, in compliance with state and local regulations.
  • Performing basic mathematical computations.
  • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.


Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota State Driver’s License.


Work is performed indoors and outdoors at MPS facilities; requires constant physical efforts; may be exposed to safety hazards; safety precautions must be followed including use of safety equipment; a job in this category may require walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, climbing ladders, and ability to frequently lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds. Eligibility for position is based on passing the required pre-placement exam.


    • Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
    • Grade: A4
    • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    • Job Group: Clerical


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On 06/04/2024 | Materials Handling (10001525) | Maintenance & Operations Ctr (0003) | Administrative

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