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Shipping and Receiving Student Help

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 501410
Division/Organization: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Department: Space Science & Engineering Center
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: 10.00
Job Categories: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Teamwork/Collaboration, Customer Service, Department and Office Assistants

Department Overview:

The UW Space Science and Engineering Center is a multi-discipline research and development organization that focuses primarily on climate, weather, atmospheric, and space related research. Funding sources include NASA, NOAA, NSF, DOE, and private industry, with an aggregate annual budget of about $30 million. Our projects include observation, analysis and application of the data collected by our instruments in Antarctica, on satellites, aircrafts, ships and land based installations. This information is made available to the scientific community worldwide and helps to enhance our understanding of Earth and the solar system beyond.

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Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):


Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

This position is on-site.  All health and safety guidelines provided by campus will be followed.  Masks are required when inside campus buildings.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

Up to 20 hours/week, opportunity for more during breaks and summer months.


Monday - Friday during core hours of 8am-5pm, with some flexibility.  We are specifically looking for availability Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons.

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:


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Must be a registered student for duration of employment.  Previous office experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Dependable
  • History of being very accurate
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work during the school year
  • Customer service experience is a plus
  • Mechanical aptitude is a plus
  • Good driving record
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and database programs
  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro is a plus

Position Summary/Job Duties:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Shipping out equipment and items from the SSEC.
  • Receiving deliveries into the SSEC.
  • Delivering packages to their recipients.
  • Database entry.
  • Making deliveries using a university vehicle.
  • Following up on customer requests, answering phone calls, responding to emails.
  • General infrastructure support such as replacing light bulbs, hanging frames and white boards.
  • General project support such as moving equipment or picking up supplies.
  • Moving or assembling office furniture. 

Please submit a resume and spring schedule for consideration for employment.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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