Automotive Storekeeper - Yakima, WA

Employer: City of Yakima

Job Description:
CITY OF YAKIMA
Automotive Storekeeper
SALARY: $21.64 - $25.90 Hourly, $3,750.93 - $4,489.33 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 11/06/20
CLOSING DATE: 11/23/20 04:00 PM

OVERVIEW AND MINIMUM CLASS REQUIREMENTS:
The Equipment Rental division is a fast paced shop that takes great pride in providing quality
maintenance to the majority of City of Yakima vehicles and equipment. Apply today if you are
intersted in a position providing the opportunity to learn and grow with a team of highly
experienced mechanics!

The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training
and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
• Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
• FREE healthcare clinic!
• WA State PERS pension plan
• Employer contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
• Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave
• Much more!

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school plus three (3)
years work experience involving clerical and computer data entry in purchasing, inventory control,
storekeeping or warehousing. Knowledge of automotive and construction components and equipment is
desirable. Completion of a vocational training program in automotive parts inventory control may
substitute for the required experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES:
Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License; obtain and maintain a valid
forklift operation certificate, CPR and basic first aid card within three (3) months of employment.
Possess and maintain a Freon and hazardous material handling certification within six (6) months of
employment. Must possess and maintain Fuel System Monitoring and Maintenance Certification within
(6) six months of employment.

JOB SUMMARY:
Under general supervision orders, receives and distributes materials for the Equipment Rental Division
as well as other divisions of the City. Position manages the inventory control system; order, stock and
issue parts, equipment and materials; contact vendors regarding purchases; maintain electronic files,
records, and other matters; pick up and deliver purchases; and perform other duties in support of the
Equipment Rental Division. Work is performed with considerable latitude for independent judgment and
initiative.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Maintains a constant physical and electronic inventory of materials requisitioned, received, stored and issued; orders materials as requested, to replace inventory, or in nticipation of coming projects; and conducts an annual physical and electronic inventory of the warehouse. Prepares or processes requisitions and purchase orders in accordance with City policy; receives incoming shipments and verifies merchandise received as ordered; clarifies discrepancies in shipments and billings with vendors as needed; assists in the processing of warranty information and processes items for repair or replacement. Stocks warehouse in an orderly manner using forklift, hand truck or other hand operated
equipment to facilitate visual inspection, location and retrieval of inventory. Prepares used materials for return to stock. Tracks and records movement of materials within the division. Provides assistance in determining items for disposal and for preparing obsolete, surplus, damaged and other materials for auction or other disposal method. Maintains storage facilities for toxic, flammable or hazardous chemicals and products. Manages the City's gasoline and diesel fuel distribution and management
system.

Contacts vendors by telephone, in person, electronic transmission or other means on a regular and recurring basis to determine availability of materials; clarifies orders obtains cost quotes. Receives or obtains information from vendors and other City divisions; develops and assembles technical specifications; obtains telephonic or written quotes in accordance with purchasing guidelines and City
policy. Picks up purchases from local vendors as necessary.

Verifies purchase order and quantity received on invoices or packing slips; contacts vendors to resolve discrepancies. Audits invoices, contracted agreements and services for payment; assigns or verifies account numbers for expenditures. Ensures sufficient budgetary funds prior to ordering materials. Maintains a register of vendors and uses vendor knowledge, trade journals, manuals and other written materials to research and identify materials sources and additional vendor sources.

Performs a variety of clerical and financial record keeping and communications tasks including using a personal computer, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, radio and telephone. Performs a variety of mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and fractions. Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence. Assists in the preparation of budget
projections for materials and equipment.

May greet and screen callers and visitors, schedule appointments and attend meetings. Ensures receipt
of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), maintains a master file and maintains other records as needed. Maintains warehouse and work areas in clean and safe condition. Prepares overnmental reports with regard to underground storage tanks and fuel excise taxes. Renews business license, Yakima Clean Air Authority, and dyed diesel user license annually.
Requires regular or reliable attendance. Performs other related duties as assigned.

MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of:
Storekeeping procedures and methods and automotive and construction equipment materials and nomenclatures; purchasing processes and procedures; local and state requirements for materials disposal; safe and appropriate handling of flammable, hazardous or toxic materials; and
vendor sources; governmental purchasing regulations and modern office practices. Working knowledge of computer software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to:
interact effectively, with employees, City officials, vendors and the public, and to establish
and maintain effective working relationships with persons from widely diverse ethnic and economic
backgrounds. Must possess well developed communication skills, both written and oral, with
appropriate use of business English including but not limited to correct grammar, vocabulary, letter composition, spelling, and punctuation. Ability to present information clearly and concisely in both written and verbal formats. Ability to operate a variety of office machines and other equipment including personal computer, telephone, radio, copy and fax machines, forklift, hand truck, small tools
and others; prepare a variety of records and reports and to conduct inventories. Ability to read, understand and interpret technical manuals, specifications, parts books and related reference materials. Must possess ability to maintain sustained attention to detail; perform a variety of
mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and fractions, and to work under timeline pressure. Excellent analytical and organizational skills are
essential.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer terminal for extended periods of time or while standing for a period of time. Occasionally needs to move inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Continuous use of both hands in
reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while performing duties, operating on computers and other office machinery. Occasional heavy work includes lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs and ladders while maintaining balance. Continuous use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain longterm and short-term memory. May be exposed to paints, cleaners, solvents, gas and diesel fumes, flammable materials, hazardous materials, noise, insects, spiders, flies, and rodents. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to paints; cleaners; solvents, gas and diesel fumes; flammable materials; temperature and
weather extremes; noise; and a variety of insects, spiders, flies and rodents. Occasional lifting of items
weighing in excess of 50 pounds.

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Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/yakimawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2902750&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%2D1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND%5FKEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E
Base Pay: $21.64 - $25.90 HR $3,750.93 - $4,489.33 MO

Posted on November 05, 2020

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