MD Anderson Cancer Center Materials Management Representative in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Materials Management Services Representative position is to provide support for the operations of all sections of Materials Management Services.

Shift: 5 am to 1:45pm; rotating weekends

This position impacts day-to-day operations of assigned areas and departments throughout the institution with respect to inventory and logistics of patient and research supplies, equipment and service. This position must also comply with all departmental, Q.I., safety, fire, JCAHO guidelines that apply to the Materials Management area. This position is expected to participate in in-house training in-services to gain information regarding new policies and procedures, to assure appropriate response to issues, to acquire or refresh skills or to enhance job performance. This position is required to perform housekeeping and maintenance functions not inclusive of those performed Environmental Services or Facilities Services both at the par level area or inventory location.

Key Functions

Logistics Area -Perform receipt of supplies, linen and/or equipment by checking merchandise against order documents. Document deficiencies, if any, and refer problem situations to appropriate personnel for resolution. Deliver all requests for supplies, linen, equipment and/or packages to assigned areas in a timely and appropriate manner. Drive regularly scheduled or unscheduled routes between buildings and deliver supplies, materials, and equipment; pick up, carry and deliver materials to specified locations. Complete Driver Log following each trip and notate all gasoline purchases. Operate materials handling equipment to include carts, pallet jacks, hand truck and ergo-tug.

PARS Area - Place approved orders with vendors via computer download of par level inventories. In the event of a system failure, this function may be handled manually. Operate a handheld device for inventory management and/or signature capture. Maintain records for inventory, acquisition and transfer to ensure proper chain of custody for all deliveries and pickups.

Inventory Area -Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors. Demonstrate competence in accessing information and performing tasks (issues, credits, print out of various reports) from the following software systems: materials management, point of use, patient charge labeling, linen management, package tracking and institutional mail. Determine proper storage methods, identification, and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors, and physical capabilities of facilities. Examine and inspect stock items for wear or defects, reporting any damage to supervisors.

Warehouse Area - Daily operation of the shipping/receiving dock at decommissioned asset warehouse. Responsible safe operation of material handling equipment including forklift, pallet jacks. Assisting Asset Coordinator in tagging of new assets as needed. Clerical activities to include processing of receipts and transfers of assets from/to warehouse. Responsible for overall housekeeping of warehouse areas

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Three years of relevant work experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html