Title: Shipping/Receiving Specialist
- Trouble-shooting problems with deliveries;
- Tracking people who move, so shipments can be forwarded.
"I try to stay one step ahead. I keep track of the construction
projects on campus to get an idea of who is moving where."
- Shipping of hazardous materials according to proper regulations,
"The FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] can pull any
package off a plane and check it. The fine to the sender
is at least $27,500 for any violation."
- Helping to deliver capital equipment;
- Updating the database and taking care of paperwork;
- Instructing new TSRI employees on how to use Central
Stores, the storeroom on campus which stocks the most commonly
used supplies at the institutesuch as stationary,
sterile water, and saline solution. "I give people my 'starter
Qualifications: Ten years at TSRI, HazMat (hazardous
materials) government certification.
Favorite Part of Job: The give and take with other
Shipping/Receiving staff. Blade also enjoys the responsibility
of his job, the freedom of the work environment, and the good
management of his group. "Tom Gilmartin and Dave Kastner are
the best guys to work for."
Home Life: House in Clairemont with "a cat, a bird,
and a wife." Blade met his wife, who works at TSRI, making
deliveries. "One lunch led to another, and then dinner..."
They were married last year in June.
Extracurricular: Bowling, making home repairs, playing
the flute ("I hear it from the guys about that one").
Specialist Shane Blade helps keep Shipping/Receiving
operations running smoothly. Photo by Kevin