• Chemistry Stockroom Manager

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/23/2018 10:08 AM)
    Number of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open until Filled
    Type of Search
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    St Paul
    Chemistry - CAS
    FLSA Status
    Employment Type
    Full-Time Staff
    Assigned Months per Year
    Benefits Eligible

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Chemistry Stockroom Manager within the Chemistry Department and the College of Arts & Sciences. 

    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.


    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


    The Stockroom Manager primarily supports the teaching, research, and outreach activities of the Chemistry Department.  Responsibilities include assisting faculty with the development/revision of lab experiments, maintaining inventory of chemicals and equipment (purchasing, repair, maintenance, inventory management), seeing that inventory and related information is available for faculty and students, disposing of hazardous waste, maintaining lab facilities.   Proper storage, handling, and disposal of chemicals is subject to governmental regulations; OSHA, Environmental Protection Agency, Ramsey County.   Other organizational units at UST also utilize the services of the stockroom including Facilities Management, School of Engineering, and all Science Division departments.



    • Supervise the preparation of chemicals and equipment set up for Chemistry lab courses, teacher demonstrations and outreach activities (e.g. field trips to elementary schools). This includes the setup of computers when needed and interaction with IRT when software/hardware changes are made or problems develop.
    • Manage inventory of chemicals and equipment. This involves purchasing chemicals and equipment for the department as needed, billing other units for chemicals they obtain from the stockroom; making arrangements for equipment installation, repairs, and maintenance work; maintain the chemical inventory database for all UST Science and Engineering Departments (physical count once a year, daily data entry, over 10,000 items in the database); monthly reconciliation of all stockroom purchases; use EBuy&Pay for online requisitions.
    • Work with faculty in the development of new lab experiments and revision of experiments currently in use. Act as consultant to other UST organizational units regarding chemical storage and waste disposal (interaction occurs with Facilities Management, all Science Division departments, School of Engineering, ITS, and the seminary).
    • Supervise and/or collect, treat, and dispose of chemical waste from departmental teaching labs (neutralization, precipitation, packaging for waste pick-up). Coordinate with the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for waste treatment and pick up.
    • Supervise and/or dispense chemicals and equipment for lab classes and research from the customer service counter. This requires knowledge of the experiments, chemicals and equipment needed.
    • Oversee the upkeep of teaching laboratory facilities including: eyewash checks are up to date, balances serviced regularly, monitor proper use of balance areas, monitor ceiling tiles for leaks and other issues that may interfere with use of teaching labs. Ensure that teaching labs stocked with consumables, chemicals and equipment needed for classes.
    • Follow all government regulations for storage (segregate by hazard class, store at proper temperature and ventilation), handling, and waste disposal of chemicals. The Stockroom Manager and/or the Assistant Stockroom Manager will attend the meetings of the science and engineering safety committee.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry
    • Five years of relevant professional experience to include preparation of solutions, maintaining chemical inventories, and disposing of hazardous waste

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MS in chemistry or biochemistry
    • Experience with purchasing, equipment maintenance
    • Prior experience working in an academic environment
    • Knowledge of chemical reactions, chemical compatibilities, solution preparation, equipment use and maintenance, hazardous waste disposal, government regulations concerning handling and storage of chemicals, and experimental design

    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

    In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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