Tech Shop Office Assistant

Tech Shop Office Assistant assists the Purchasing/Inventory Coordinator with various inventory/clerical related tasks including but not limited to: supplier credit memo reconciliation, supplier return requests, new item number creation, inventory receiving (backup), and product research. Ideal candidates are detail oriented, self‐motivated, proactive, and dependable.


  • Reconciling supplier credits against internal records and entering reference information for financial tracking purposes
  • Assisting with the reconciliation of cross‐store inventory movement
  • Submitting RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) requests to suppliers
  • Receiving inventory via Tech Shop retail management system
  • Verifying accuracy of materials received against orders
  • Assisting in researching and reconciling inventory discrepancies
  • Price tagging or re‐tagging inventory items as necessary
  • Researching item specifications for possible adaptation to Tech Shop inventory
  • Creating, printing, and positioning of inventory identification tags for stockroom reference
  • Filing of supplier purchase orders and intra‐store transfer documents

Educational Value

The opportunity to learn inventory control and stockroom management practices and the various steps involved in those roles. Learn how to problem solve and research inventory matters related to inventory maintenance of the cutting edge technology offered by the Tech Shop.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a student of the University of Michigan
  • Familiar with excel, Microsoft word, Google mail
  • Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to detail and follow‐up/follow‐through
  • Ability to move and organize stock; including the ability to climb a ladder, move items overhead, and safely lift or maneuver 30 pounds unassisted
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as work collaboratively as part of a team

Work Hours and Location

~15 hours per week
Michigan Union

Hourly Rate

$15.00 per hour.

To Apply

Interested students should complete the online application.

If you experience any problems with the online application or technical evaluation, please send email to [email protected].