Shipping and Receiving Associate

Job Title:

Shipping and Receiving Specialists 


High School diploma or GED.  With 3 to 6 months of shipping & receiving experience preferred.

Strong attention to detail.

Familiarity with basic computer applications such as email, MS Word, and Excel.


Corp Corporate Responsibilities

·         Adherence to laboratory health and safety

·         Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

·         Adherence to applicable company policies and guidelines 

·         Adherence to federal and/or local regulations as applicable


Skills and Abilities 

Good organizational skills

               Ability to use a computer to compile and maintain databases for records and inventory, utilizing the appropriate software.

               An aptitude for quality, an eye for detail, the ability to follow written instructions and work with minimal supervision.

Ability to use personal computer and various software programs.

Ability to work independently.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Ability to adhere to all safety regulations and procedures.

A working knowledge and awareness of general laboratory procedures.

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of relevant computer systems, specifically MS Excel, Word, and Outlook

Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of other relevant computer systems as necessary.


Essential Position Responsibilities

Receive product from common carriers and couriers following established documentation practices.

Unpack and examine samples/materials received and verify against packing slips.  Inspects packages for evidence of damage or leaking and distributes to appropriate laboratory.

Requires individual to operate fork-lift and box truck. Prepares and maintain records of items shipped.

Assist with weekly cycle count.

Complete chain of custody documentation for incoming specimens as appropriate

Deliver incoming materials and specimens (i.e., supplies, chemicals, test articles, or samples) where appropriate.

Prepare documentation for and coordinate courier deliveries. 

Prepare out-going shipments (including residual samples and test articles, data packages, and reports) and completes required documentation.

Package materials and label boxes as required.

Maintain certification for shipping of hazardous materials (i.e., IATA/DOT)

Assists in maintaining loading dock inventory and consumables.  Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly dock area.

Maintain stock of packing supplies and shipping materials.

Demonstrate an understanding of SOPs and Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (21CFR, Part 58) as they relate to study specific services provided, this job description and general facility operations.

Document all GLP and process training, provide a CV, and ensure that his/her training file is kept current.

Sort and delivers mail and packages between company buildings as needed.

               Performs other duties as assigned.


        Interact with clients, other employees, and the community in a professional manner.

        Support and participate in company initiatives.

        Perform other duties as assigned.

        Follow SOPs and other applicable laboratory or company procedures.

        Maintain confidential information consistent with Inotiv corporate policy.

        Demonstrate Inotiv Core Values

        Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.

        Must be qualified to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License and maintain a good driving record.

 Physical Activity

       Moderate physical activity. This position will require frequent walking, sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time, carrying, heavy lifting (max. 50 lbs), reaching while standing, gripping and twisting   hand movements, finger control and other general repetitive motions (for more than four [4] hours per day)

       Able to wear latex or nitrile gloves, dust mask or respirator, and safety glasses as required.

       Ability to read and understand applicable materials.

       Manual dexterity to operate calculator/computers.

      Working Conditions

       Work is normally performed in a loading dock, interior office work and laboratory environments.

       Work environment involves potential exposure to dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include use of protective equipment.

       The noise level is usually low to moderate.

       This position may be subject to exposure to test articles, hazardous waste, solvents, grease, oil, irritants, acids, bases, and other hazardous chemicals, electro-mechanical hazards, flammable materials and bio-hazards.