Student Warehouse Transportation Helper

University Residences offers housing accommodations during the academic off-season for activities held on Western’s campus or in the greater Bellingham area. Between mid-June and September, thousands of visitors stay in Western’s residential buildings while attending conferences, institutes, tournaments, festivals and youth camps. Under the supervision of a Warehouse Operator 2, the student warehouse transportation helper works 40 hours per week along with some evenings and weekends. Housing accommodations in Birnam Wood are available to student warehouse transportation helpers for the summer at a discounted rate.

Under direct supervision, assist in the transportation of a variety of items.

  1. Assist in loading and unloading trucks and vans; uses dollies, hand trucks, and other equipment incidental to transport of supplies and equipment or hand carries freight to appropriate designation; perform pick-up, transfer and delivery of equipment and supplies, building furnishings, custodial equipment and linen.
  2. Pack, crate, prepare and label materials for shipment and/or delivery and obtain receipts upon delivery.
  3. Record shortages and breakages on proper forms.
  4. Unpack, check, assemble and store materials and supplies.
  5. Assist in preparation of orders for transport, and warehouse inventory, including linen supplies for summer conferencing.
  6. May perform vehicle servicing such as cleaning of interiors, refueling, etc.
  7. Drive an official vehicle under the direct supervision of a qualified driver.
  8. Perform related duties as required.
  1. Full-time enrollment at WWU (WCC does not count) for spring or fall 2016
  2. Physical ability to lift up to 50lbs without help
  3. Current Washington state driver’s license
  4. Willingness and ability to complete tasks with a high standard of quality and within a given timeline
  5. Good work ethic (dependable, responsible and self-motivated)
  6. Ability to collaborate on a staff team
  7. Must be available for the entire contract term; see dates below
  8. If hired, must complete the new-hire paperwork prior to first day of employment
  1. Employment contract dates: June 11—September 18, 2016
  2. Weekly workload is 40 hours: Monday – Friday (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) additional evenings or weekends may be assigned
  3. Starting wage is $9.50 per hour; returning staff wage based upon years of experience
  4. Optional housing for the contract term is offered in Birnam Wood at a special discount that is 55% off the regular summer rate

Fri 06/10/2016

Spring move-out, 4 – 9 p.m.

Sat & Sun, 06/11 & 06/12/2016

Spring move-out, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mon – Fri, 06/13 – 06/17/2016

Prep for summer move-in (regular work schedule)

Sat 06/18/2016

Prep for summer move-in, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mon – Fri, 08/01 – 08/05/2016

Summerstart turnover, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Saturday schedule in effect)

09/08 – 09/18/2016

Prep for fall move-in, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (possible opportunity for OT)

University Residences engages students in diverse and inclusive, healthy, safe and sustainable communities that foster academic success and personal growth. Through 16 residence halls and one apartment community, University Residences provides on-campus housing during the academic year for 4,000 of Western’s 15,000 students; during the academic off-season, thousands of visitors stay in Western’s residential buildings while attending conferences, institutes, tournaments, festivals and youth camps. Questions about this job posting can be directed to University Residences – Facilities at 360-650-3556.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).