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Material Handler II (Day shift)

MedImmune, LLC

Boulder, CO
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Full time
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High school or equivalent
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Job Description

                                       Location:Boulder, Colorado, United States
Job reference: R-007959

Posted date: Jun. 06, 2017



   At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Material Handler II in Boulder, CO, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.  

   We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.  

   MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

   We continue to staff our dayshift Material Handler II staff. You will work 0700 – 1600, Monday – Friday

   The Material Handler II follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in daily activities. You will perform receiving, picking, shipping, weigh and dispense activities, equipment monitoring and material control. Revise SOPs and initiate and complete deviations, as required.  

   You will be responsible for one or more of the following areas:  


   You will be responsible for shipment of hazardous materials and samples and receiving GMP and non-GMP materials. You'll utilize SAP to record all receipts.  Responsibilities include picking, packing, loading and delivering GMP materials to regional clinical and commercial manufacturing facilities. You must be capable of writing bills of lading. You will be responsible for storage and handling of hazardous materials. Utilize material handling equipment, including forklifts.  You will be responsible for pressure monitoring, storage and shipment of tanks and bags containing Shipment of Bulk Drug Substance (BDS) including execution of highly proceduralized handling and shipping processes.  You will also be responsible for sorting, delivering and processing mail including outgoing mail via USPS, Fed Ex, UPS, etc.  

   Material Control  

   You will be responsible for all GMP receiving, GMP put-away, QA inspection and raw materials sampling.  You'll work cross functionally with QA and Procurement on receiving issues and to coordinate processing of rejected materials, as well as, with Manufacturing and MS&T.  You will also attend and support supplier relationship management meetings and initiatives. Other responsibilities include making SOP revisions as needed.  Review and approve Raman results in LIMS.  Work in SAP master data for set up and bin maintenance.  Ensure Controlled Materials issues are addressed and the proper departments are notified.  Complete 5S audit checklist.   Ensure visual monitoring board is utilized and up to date.  Perform routine cleaning activities.  Ensure all equipment is current on PM/calibration.  You will be trained as lead investigator for the group.  

   Weigh & Dispense  

   You will be responsible for pre-weighing and staging materials for production.  You will ensure operation of booths and equipment.  Complete batch records and update SAP.  Perform area clearance with QA and area cleaning between weigh-outs.  

   As a Material Handler II, maintenance responsibilities will include monitoring of material storage and handling equipment, including temperature monitoring devices and forklifts.  You will be responsible for handling gas cylinders. Responsible for warehouse maintenance activities, including routine cleaning. You may perform additional warehouse management activities, including fleet maintenance, equipment maintenance and procurement of equipment and materials.  Inventory control process responsibilities include control of quarantined and released materials and maintaining batch segregation of both.  You will assist Quality Assurance in the raw material release process.  You will also be responsible for control of cell bank inventories.  You'll process returns, rejections and destruction of materials.  You may schedule annual DOT inspections, including DOT re-certifications.  Additional duties include processing international mail and arranging special shipments.  You will be expected to carry the department cell phone and respond to calls.  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      High school diploma or GED    
  •      Two to four years' experience in a GMP controlled warehouse operation, inventory control or logistics.    
  •      Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under company policy.    
  •      Ability to be on call as needed    
  •      Agrees to work in Boulder or Longmont facility as needed    
   Desirable Requirements    
  •      College course work in Business, Life sciences    
  •      Experience using Microsoft Outlook, EXCEL and Word    
  •      Biotech, pharmaceutical or med device industry experience    
  •      Experience with SAP and MES    
  •      Training/certification in hazardous materials    
  •      Forklift certifications: Gas, LP-Gas, Diesel Trucks, electric sit-down rider, electric stand-up rider, Narrow Aisle Reach Truck, Narrow Aisle Straddle truck, Order selector truck or motorized hand truck. Will be trained.    

   Next Steps – Apply today!  

   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law