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Material Handler Material Handler
Ref No.: 18-07313
Location: San Jose, California
The Material Handler performs the physical and administrative tasks involved in receiving, order fulfillment, storing and distributing of materials, parts, supplies, and equipment. This role manages Reagent Manufacturing’s inventory from consumables to critical reagent raw materials
This job is a single incumbent.
  • Receives incoming materials, services, and supplies by unpacking and checking goods against purchase orders and packing slips, and completing transactions in the ERP system
  • Ensures proper documentation is received for incoming raw materials (Certificates of Analysis, MSDS); establishes and maintains files for documentation from suppliers
  • Labels and transfers approved material to appropriate temperature controlled storage locations
  • Establishes an organized system and maintains raw material, consumable, and retained product inventories for manufacturing, managing both the physical storage of items and the electronic tracking systems
  • Verifies raw material expiration dates, ensures adequate shelf-life for the life of the finished product, and manages the disposition of expired raw goods
  • Pulls and issues material for manufacturing work orders
  • Performs and/or assists in cycle count activities
  • Monitors reorder points to ensure sufficient inventory levels for consumables, and initiates requisitions to keep stock at sufficient levels
  • Completes electronic transactions in the company-wide ERP system, including receipts and work order completion
  • Prepares documents, instructions, and other required paperwork for shipping as needed
  • Assists manufacturing team with fill and finish, and final assembly activities
  • Collaborates with Reagent Manufacturing’s customers to help maintain shared, temperature-controlled storage space
Formal Training/Education:
  • A biotechnology certificate, college level molecular biology coursework or equivalent experience required.
  • At least 2 years of experience with material handling/inventory control in a biotech/pharmaceutical/clinical laboratory manufacturing environment
  • Experienced with computerized ERP systems for inventory management
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Successful track record who must be comfortable with a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of chemical handling and laboratory safety
  • Proven math skills including unit of measure conversions
  • Skilled with Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to maintain open, effective communication with coworkers, managers, and non-laboratory personnel
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 75 pounds