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Inventory Control Spec 2-9

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center is recruiting an Inventory Control Specialist 2-9 in the Components department. This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all our activities.  
The Inventory Control Specialist 2-9 will receive orders for components and select appropriate components for packaging and shipping of the orders. This position will perform importing and exporting of blood components from local, regional, and national partners. This position will ensure the quality control of all components according to SOP and facilitate the transport of or perform the delivery of the components ordered, meet the delivery time frames specified by the customer, and provide excellent customer service to customers. Candidates will learn to perform component inventory reconciliation and critical storage unit inventory control. Additional duties may include red cell filtration, segmenting, electronic component modification, and labeling. 

The candidate must be able to lift and move up to 75 pounds, work for periods of time in extreme cold temperatures, have a critical understanding of first in, first out (FIFO) rotation of perishable inventories, be computer literate (use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, DOS, and web-based applications), be able to follow standard operating procedures, and adhere to federal, state, and local government laws, regulations, standards and guidelines. The candidate must be able to routinely read small print with accuracy and discern minute differences in names, numbers, and text. The candidate must have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record to perform the delivery of components when needed and be able to work a flexible schedule that will include working weekends and holidays. The current position being filled is for 2nd shift, 3rd shift and weekends. Required competencies include effective communication skills, initiative, teamwork, and customer service.


Essential Functions

  • Coordinate work schedules for receiving, inspecting, distributing and maintaining inventory of materials, supplies and equipment. Control equipment and fixed assets inventory and coordinate annual inventory data gathering process.
  • Implement policies and procedures on inventory control and salvage disposal, monitor receipt and disposition of surplus property and resolve problems involved with inventory of supplies.
  • Coordinate with supervisory on disposal of useless equipment, evaluate distribution and inventory systems and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Maintain computerized inventory record systems; update systems, prepare report and recommend database/system changes as needed.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

Eighteen (18) months inventory control experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Often
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Often
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom

Shift: Varies    Starting Pay Rate: $16.67 per hour    Post Probationary Rate: $17.49 

Application Deadline:  


Application Information

Candidacy for this role will be determined by:

  • A COMPLETE APPLICATION: Your application MUST indicate material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this position. Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status. The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications listed above.
  • EXAMINATION:  Application/resume will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications listed above. All qualifying applicants will be notified of the date and time of the written examination via email. Applicants that pass the written examination will be notified regarding next steps. All applicants must show valid photo identification to take the exam.


Do you have active passing test scores on file with HR for this job title? If you would like to qualify for this position using those test scores, upload a letter to the “Additional Documents” section stating your name, address, test score, exam date, and expiration date.


Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.


Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following:   

  1. Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).
  2. Within 3 days of the posting close date:
  • email a copy to
  • fax a copy to 513-556-9652
  • bring a copy to our office - University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary for this role as described above.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 74121


Inventory Control Spec 2-9

Date:  Sep 3, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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