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Ergonomic Equipment Inventory Operations Specialist

Entry Level | Full-time
Health Services | livermore, CA | 04/07/2022

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Ergonomic Equipment Inventory Operations Specialist to develop and administer an inventory management strategy and process for the Ergonomics Program.  You will assess requirements and coordinate the ergonomic equipment inventory utilizing a computerized database system to ensure adequate levels of stock are maintained to meet daily distribution demands, while minimizing excess supply. This position is in the Environment Safety and Health Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. 

In this role you will 

  • Assess program requirements to develop and implement an inventory management strategy that will control costs, stay within budget, generate savings, rationalize inventory, and maximize available funding.  Recognize areas for improvements and identify appropriate solutions.
  • Maintain an inventory management and control system for ergonomic products which includes stock location and material profiles.    
  • Create and maintain procedure documentation for the primary inventory control functions and processes, ensuring the continuous accuracy and integrity of the stock management system implemented. Perform regular cycle counts of inventory materials and assist in conducting physical inventory counts.
  • Manage the receipts of new items, returns, back-orders and related issues, document essential data on materials while adhering to strict auditing procedures. 
  • Maintain service area forms, records and databases.  Gather, analyze and summarize data, generate various reports and performance metrics.
  • Monitor and maintain current inventory levels; process purchasing orders ; track orders and investigate problems;, receive, unpack, and deliver goods.
  • Develop and implement controls for perpetual inventory stock counting and accuracy checks, process and approve invoices and investigate discrepancies and shortages,  minimize overstocks, identify and remove redundant and obsolete materials, authorize expenditures, track expenses, respond to questions and resolves day-to-day operations problems. 
  • Coordinate ordering and receipt of furniture working closely with Furniture Services
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the A07.2 level

  • Provide input to the revision and development of the Ergonomics Program inventory management system.
  • Research and resolve multi-faceted and/or escalated problems and questions regarding inventory service operations; analyze a variety of factors to develop solutions.
  • Synthesize and analyze data; prepare reports for use in daily operations and planning; assist with the development of Ergonomics Program recommendations for policies and procedures



  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
  • Practical knowledge of inventory control and management processes, techniques and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience coordinating operations and an understanding of material requirement planning, and enterprise resource planning systems.
  • Experience in computer-aided inventory and/or warehousing operations and industry planning and tracking tools.
  • Experience collecting, tracking and reporting performance data.
  • Proficiency with computers and other standard office technology.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with suppliers, programmatic personnel and management.  Experience speaking to small and large groups effectively.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Physical ability to lift 10 – 25 pounds

Additional qualifications at the A07.2 level

  • Experience analyzing performance data
  • Knowledge of and experience applying industry best practices, techniques, standards, processes, and systems in support of the Ergonomics Program

Qualifications We Desire

  • Technical excellence in ergonomics safety as demonstrated by the credential of Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) or Certified Ergonomics Associate (CEA); or equivalent certifying organization.
  • Knowledge of and experience with LLNL policies and procedures

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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