Student Warehouse Transportation Helper


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Position Summary

Assist in loading and unloading; trucks and vans; uses dollies, hand trucks and other equipment; perform pick-up, transfer and delivery of equipment, supplies and materials, building furnishings, construction materials, guest housing and conference supplies, and refuse. Under the supervision of a Warehouse Operator 2, the student warehouse transportation helper can work up to 19 hours per week along with some evenings and weekends.

Employment Dates

Typically for the entire academic year (fall, winter, spring quarters along with winter & spring break periods).  In addition, work opportunities are available to support summer period and related fall intersession activities focused on preparing the UR system for Fall opening.

Primary Responsibilities

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

  • 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.
  • Pack, crate, prepare and label materials for shipment and/or delivery and obtain receipts upon delivery.
  • Record shortages and breakages on proper forms.
  • Unpack, check, assemble and store materials and supplies.
  • Assist in preparation of orders for transport, and warehouse inventory, including linen supplies for summer conferencing.
  • May perform vehicle servicing such as cleaning of interiors, refueling, etc.
  • Drive an official vehicle under the direct supervision of a qualified driver.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Application Eligibility

In order to apply for this position, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled at WWU or be officially admitted.
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 unless otherwise noted. Fairhaven College students must be in good academic standing with the Fairhaven College administration. New transfer students must provide a transcript from their previous institution.
  • Candidates must not be on disciplinary probation; must not be in deferred-eviction or eviction status.

Required Qualifications

  • Physical ability to lift up to 50lbs without help
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, squat and stand
  • Current Washington state driver's license
  • Willingness and ability to complete tasks with a high standard of quality and within a given timeline
  • Good work ethic (dependable, responsible and self-motivated)
  • Ability to collaborate on a staff team

Terms of Employment

  • Be able to serve in the assigned role during employment dates listed.
  • Average weekly workload is ten (10) to nineteen (19) hours with an exception for break periods.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and during intersession and/or break periods.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 while enrolled in 12 to 18 credits per quarter unless otherwise noted; obtain supervisory approval to enroll in less than 12 credits or more than 18 credits.
  • Fulfill position requirements as described on this page, the position agreement, and as assigned while in the position.


  • Current Washington state minimum wage rate

About Us

UR engages students in diverse and inclusive, healthy, safe and sustainable communities that foster academic success and personal growth.  Through fifteen (15) residence halls and one (1) apartment community, UR provides on-campus housing for over 4,400 of Western’s 16,000 students.  Nearly 200 students are employed by UR in part-time positions ranging from entry level to paraprofessional.  Questions about this job posting can be directed to UR Facilities (EH 119), or 360-650-7322.

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

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).