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Inventory Associate II

Location: Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)
Position Title: Inventory Associate II
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Week: Monday to Friday
Shift: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Driving Position: Yes



     Work Location: 1400 La Concha Lane in Houston Texas 77045


TITLE/CODE:                          Inventory Associate II

DEPARTMENT:                       Business Operations



Position reports to Materials Technical Coordinators and is responsible for pulling, filling, requisition and delivery of items to departments; receiving, sorting, distributing mail; maintaining supply levels, and involvement in periodic cycle counts.  The Inventory Associate II will act as a mentor to new Inventory team members and may provide coverage at the warehouse, should a Materials Technical Coordinator be unavailable.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned.  Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.


  • Display competence in handling all areas of the Inventory Associate I responsibilities and assist in the transition, training, and mentoring of new Inventory Team members.
  • Pull, fill and deliver supply requisitions to departments and/or facilities and pick up/deliver supplies at the donor sites and facilities in a safe and courteous manner. Deliver all received goods to proper departments, and/or stock supplies on warehouse shelves.
  • Ensure that all transported items are handled carefully and in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Identify and resolve non-routine issues relating to receiving and supply orders, assist in periodic cycle counts to include year-end fiscal inventory count, and pick up, sort and process daily mail (La Concha location only).

  • Maintain all assigned vehicles and equipment in a clean and safe operating manner, reporting difficulties to supervision. Maintain cleanliness of warehouse and/or working area.

  • Assist Materials Technical Coordinator in the daily entry of inventory transactions, purchase order receipts and review/release of critical supplies.

  • Issue/distribute Critical Labels in compliance with label control program (MOC location only).

  • Review, troubleshoot and organize assigned schedule for practicality, safety and efficiency.





Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.  Must comply with all applicable safety rules and policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.


Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.

Regular Hours

Full time:  must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs.

Overtime (applicable only to non-exempt positions)

Must be available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or desirable to meet business needs.

Weekend and Holidays

Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



High school Diploma or GED; and one year of previous job related experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Basic Data Processing experiences required.



Valid Texas Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.

Must meet standards of The Blood Center’s Vehicle Safety Program.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, independently.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Computer literate; Must have familiarity with using computers.



Routine Driver



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift up to 50 pounds and push/pull two/four wheel carts and operate forklift. Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEOC Statement

The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants for positions are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute, regulation or Executive Order.



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