Materials Handler

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Chelsea, MA


The Materials Handler II is responsible for the proper movement, handling, and accounting of raw materials, Work-in-Process, and Finished Goods in a cGMP manufacturing environment.  This involves physical handling of materials as well as maintaining accurate records of materials made to and from the department.

Full Description

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Receives, checks, and verifies in-bound materials in facility.
  • Stores material in the appropriate storage areas. Assists with warehouse cleaning and organization to ensure area meets established safety requirements.
  • Fills internal requests for material and delivers materials to various destinations throughout the facility.
  • Uses material handling equipment, such as pallet jacks, to move materials.
  • Properly packages items for safe transport and arranges shipment of out-bound materials.
  • Responsible for data entry related to receiving, inventory control, movement, and shipping of material. Processes and files relevant paperwork.
  • Performs cycle counts and ensure inventory accuracy. Reports inventory discrepancies as directed. Investigates the root cause of the discrepancy.
  • Responsible for providing input towards the review and revision of SOPs.
  • Performs all work in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures. Documents all work in controlled documents in accordance with SOP.
  • Ensures materials and parts in the supply chain meet the minimum requirements for quality assurance standards.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Associate’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of four years of warehousing and inventory control experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working in an FDA-regulated operation required, preferably in the biotechnology area.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing practices; Kan Ban, JIT, FEFO preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities:   None.


  • Mathematical skills including the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Demonstrates appropriate safety consciousness.
  • Understanding of warehousing, logistics and inventory control practices and the ability to apply those practices to a wide range of industry tasks.

Computer Skills:

  • Average computer skills with basic knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:   None required.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Sense of urgency; deadline driven.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Motivated and hard working.
  • Must be able to work well independently and in a team environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Requires physical activity such as standing for long periods of time, walking, and working with hands
  • This position requires minimum travel. Average travel for this position is less than 10% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperative

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to work in a controlled or clean room environment requiring special gowning.
  • Must have the ability to work safely and conscientiously in a manufacturing environment.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.