Loading Dock Attendant

Requisition # 2018-8435
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/31/2018 4:30 PM)
Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Maintenance and Custodial Services
Full-Time / Part-Time


The Loading Dock Attendant reports to the Building Manager of PNI and Psychology and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Neuroscience and Psychology loading dock.


  • Unloads and distributes all incoming freight including equipment; checks quality and quantity against original purchase orders;
  • Sorts and delivers all incoming mail from the US Postal Service, UPS, Federal Express and campus mail to the appropriate administrative office; organizes express carrier needs including maintaining and ordering a supply of shipping boxes, tubes, packing materials, pallets, banding equipment, etc. as necessary;
  • Monitors and maintains inventory of consumable materials (gas, dry ice); places orders with suppliers and notifies labs of deliveries; delivers cylinders to laboratories as requested;
  • Maintains supplies in copier rooms;
  • Assists in taking physical inventory of stock items; Maintains and updates capital equipment database and asset tags for all research equipment; Maintains surplus database;
  • One of the team members responsible for arranging key and electronic (prox) access for all building residents;
  • Assists Building Manager with safety and compliance tasks and other building needs;
  • Other duties as required.



  • High School diploma is required with previous loading dock experience;
  • Must be able to lift and move freight and gas cylinders;  Must be able to lift/carry up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.  Works outdoors in a variety of environmental conditions on a loading dock:  may stand or walk for two to four hours at a time during the day.  Will be required to pass a pre-employment physical.
  • Competency will basic computer applications; willing to learn computer programs in support of inventory and purchasing processes;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • Willing to cover for co-workers as necessary;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to function effectively in a team-based environment.



  • Knowledge of proper handling of packages, chemicals, cylinders and other lab equipment;
  • Some college preferred;
  • Computer experience preferred.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

LTT, 050

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required



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