Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler

Emeryville, California (US)
Jan 09, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Performs the physical tasks involving the shipping, receiving, storing and distribution of materials, supplies, and equipment. 

Job Description:

  • Stocking and ordering of lab supply inventories from preferred vendors including hazardous solvents, delivering to several locations throughout Amyris site using the company truck.
  • Signs for incoming package and equipment deliveries, ensuring count is correct and noting any visible damage with courier.
  • Unpacks & checks goods received against purchase orders and packing slips, noting/rejecting any discrepancies.
  • Records receipt transactions in SAP (looks up PO’s in Point purchasing for order clarification as needed, working out discrepancies with Purchasing staff / vendors.
  • Delivers/distributes inventory and packages to employees in several buildings.
  • Safely operates company truck and forklift as warranted.
  • Safely handles chemical or biological materials according to Amyris safety training.
  • Assists in moving heavy objects.
  • Back up shipper of lab samples including G.M.O’S., hazardous chemicals, and temperature sensitive material ensuring that they meet IATA and DOT regulations.
  • Assist in Crating, palletizing and shipping heavy and expensive equipment ensuring that no damage occurs during freight transit.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Forklift Certified, ability to operate various Material Handling equipment) pallet jack, hand truck etc.
  • IATA/49cfr Certification.
  • Ability to safely drive company truck, using lift gate to deliver delicate and expensive equipment and supplies.
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean DMV record.
  • Min.3 years’ experience in warehousing and distribution (biotech industry preferred).
  • High School diploma