Battelle Memorial Institute Sr Administrative Assistant (Laboratory Supply Specialist) in Pueblo, Colorado

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Sr Administrative Assistant (Laboratory Supply Specialist) . This position is in Pueblo, CO.


Provides specialized administrative support in the areas of inventory control and asset management to all laboratory staff using an in-depth knowledge of procedures and precedents and significant discretion in the application of standards. Candidate works under general guidance or direction from the Laboratory Manager.


  • Develops, implements and maintains laboratory procurement process. Processes shall align with client’s requirements for equipment acquisition, material receipt and waste tracking and inventory control systems independently from other staff, using a high degree of creativity and initiative.

  • Develops and controls inventory control processes, plans, procedures and programs for the PCAPP Laboratory to ensure timely issuance of requisitions and material receipt to prevent lab shutdown.

  • Leads and conducts property inventory surveillances and audits in accordance with PCAPP and government property policies and directives.

  • Provides technical input, recommendations, equipment justifications and schedule parameters to internal and external clients regarding work flow management and staff resources to support laboratory objectives.

  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of inventory and property control systems by analyzing problems, recognizing trends and discrepancies and providing creative solutions.

  • Provides technical input into the development and control of client directed procurement process and recommends techniques for improving or implementing new approaches, reducing project costs or increasing control measure level of confidence.

  • Develop, train and mentor other staff members to complete project objectives as required in areas pertaining procurement, materials management, inventory and supply control, and property accountability processes.

  • Acts as a working leader by assigning and reviewing work of less experienced staff members; may provide input to performance reviews, effectively prioritizes work requirements and schedules, and adapts plans to meet daily requirements.

  • Leads and performs complex analysis to check accuracy, applicability, and reasonableness of project work to meet technical requirements specifications and data quality objectives.


  • High school diploma with four (4) years’ experience is required performing similar duties as described above. Bachelor’s degree Inventory Management or equivalent with a one (1) years’ experience is preferred.

  • Excellent PC skills which may include database entry/management (e.g. Windows OS, Access, MS Office Suite).

  • Self-initiative and ability to work independently.

  • Ability to prioritize, schedule and organize work.

Additional selection and retention criteria will include the ability to:

  • Must be a US Citizen. The applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to be placed in a Public Trust Position.

  • Interact effectively with government and contractor personnel thru written correspondence or verbal communication.

  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities. This position may be required greater than 40 hr. per week.

  • Drug-free workplace; urine testing for drugs are mandatory.

  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities. This position may require a greater than 40 hr. work week.

  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain all required clearances

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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