Technician II, Warehouse (Night Shift 6PM - 6AM; 2-2-3 Rotation)

Durham, NC
May 24, 2022
Bio NC
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Imagine… 2 weeks after the birth of your child you realize they aren't meeting critical developmental milestones and after months of doctor's appointments you are told your baby has a rare neurological disease that would impact how they would live their lives. This is the reality of parents whose children have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and it's the reason why we at Novartis Gene Therapies are laser focused on bringing hope and possibility to those devastated by rare genetic diseases.


The Warehouse Associate II is responsible for receiving, sampling, storing, issuing and shipping materials.  This individual will work with the supply chain team to ensure inventory levels are accurate and materials are stored in the appropriate locations, including organizing the warehouse in accordance with appropriate systems and processes. This individual will support all manufacturing activities at the site.


  • Night Shift; Rotation 2-2-3.  Eligible for Shift Differential.
  • Receives all materials that come into the facility.
  • Works with the supply chain team to ensure inventory levels are accurate and materials are stored in the appropriate locations, including organizing the warehouse in accordance with appropriate systems and processes.
  • Locates and stores all inventory items in the ERP system and physically locate them.
  • Works with Production and Labs for materials that are required and need to be issued out.
  • Ships all materials out of the facility. This includes hazmat shipments, export shipments and temperature sensitive shipments.
  • Stays current on all training and shipping regulations.
  • Completes inventory cycle counts to maintain current inventory accuracy.
  • Organizes the warehouse and outside of the POD manufacturing area. Examples include KANBAN processes and waste streams. 
  • Supports all manufacturing activities at the site.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • H.S. Diploma; B.S. degree is preferred. 
  • 1 year of pharmaceutical warehouse material handling experience.
  • Prior experience with KANBAN system preferred.
  • Must be forklift certified.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, detail oriented.
  • Must be physically able to lift and move materials (up to 50 lbs.) safely.
  • Must work well in a team setting.  Must maintain a professional work environment.
  • Valid driver's license in good standing. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications. 


Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.


We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!  Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!


Novartis Gene Therapies Benefit Summary:

Annual bonus, long term incentive, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements (based on role) and an employee recognition program are available for this position, among many other benefits provided to employees of Novartis Gene Therapies.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.  Additionally, Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.


Accessibility and reasonable accommodations

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message. 


Vaccine Policy:

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers' (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to


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