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The Purchasing team at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington is hiring – see yourself at APL!
The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research unit at the University of Washington. Our research expertise is in ocean physics and engineering, ocean and medical acoustics, polar science, environmental remote sensing, and signal processing. We conduct research and development that is sponsored by a variety of federal and state agencies, and take great pride in our long-standing status as a US Navy-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Our work takes place not only on the University of Washington campus and medical centers, but in field locations around the world – at sea, in the air, and on polar ice caps. We apply rigorous scientific inquiry and engineering excellence in pursuit of solutions to important problems for the good of our region, nation, and world.
Diversity is a core value at University of Washington and the Applied Physics Laboratory shares this commitment. We are focused on building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable research environment for all students, staff, and collaborators. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
APL Purchasing seeks applicants for the position of Equipment Compliance Analyst. The Laboratory conducts research that frequently involves the fabrication of custom or prototype instrumentation and equipment. We have one of the largest inventories of assets at the University. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Equipment Compliance Analyst advises APL researchers and staff, UW central units, and external partners on compliant equipment purchasing practices; tracks the Laboratory's asset inventory; facilitates equipment loans; and, manages equipment surplus and disposal at the end of useful life.
Examples of these duties include:
* Compliance: understand, prioritize, and apply knowledge of compliance, including conflicting policy; ensure the Laboratory is proactively prepared for changes to policy and statute; collaborate across UW central offices to proactively address UW-institutional level policy changes; develop and maintain compliant tagging procedures; partner with the University Facility Security Officer (FSO) to ensure the appropriate protection of classified equipment purchases, transfers, and inventory management.
*Advising and Education: represent APL in UW and other APL-external meetings; create and distribute educational content (e.g., best practices, policy updates, ad-hoc training) for APL community.
*Operational Research Support: maintain asset records including custodianship, worldwide location, and final distribution; manage inventorial components of fabrication builds; manage inventory control and maintenance activities; manage and maintain appropriate insurance on APL assets; facilitate surplus and disposal activities (including replacing and disposing of supplies that are out of compliance following changes in regulations).
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or other related field. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement.
At least five years of job-related experience.
Demonstrated experience in asset management (e.g., large numbers of unique inventory items, inventory that is distributed across multiple locations, inventory that is frequently moved between locations, inventory that can reside in remote or field locations)
Ability to interpret, apply and communicate institutional, administrative, and fiscal compliance guidelines and practices
Demonstrated collaborative and independent problem-solving
Flexibility to manage multiple and competing deadline-dependent priorities
Commitment to and orientation towards excellent customer service
Ability to teach, troubleshoot, and mentor staff and peers
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
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