Distribution Operations Warehouse Associate

Posted 08 Jul 2019

California - all, California - United States

Req Id 193970



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


The Distribution Associate will interact with the WMS, TMS, RF scanning and/or other warehouse equipment to perform distribution tasks in accordance with defined job processes. This core role will encompass tasks with a focus on safety, quality and productivity. The DC Ops Associate must comprehend and demonstrate compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and work instructions. All Associates should be able to work under the DC leadership direction, completing work with limited degree of supervision. They are accountable for the quality of their own work; provide solutions to problems based on best practices and existing procedures; can use discretion to modify work practices and processes to achieve results or improve efficiencies in their respective work environment.


Your Role:

An existing new opportunity has arisen to join our company as a Visalia Distribution Operations Associate.  You will work and partner with key functional areas including Planning, Finance, Customer Service, & Manufacturing.

Duties will include and be assigned as follows: you may load and unload freight, operate required equipment to produce documents for workload, locate, move, deliver or return all required materials to proper areas. Additional functions of this role are to prepare materials for shipment, accurately document all movement of materials, audit inventory locations to maintain inventory and location accuracy, follow procedures to complete full location audits, verify chemicals, catalog number, lot number, special requests information, unit size and weights against order documentation found in packing instructions, prints and apply all required labels and markings to box to comply with hazardous materials regulations, condense, straighten and maintains warehouse areas

Responsibilities will also include report unsafe or potentially unsafe hazards to team leads or any member of management. You may also be required to use a powered pallet jack and manual material handling equipment, receive material from outside vendors, pack hazardous items for shipment to customer, scan or meters product into the shipping system as well as pack the material, following established procedures and instructions while complying with hazard regulations. You will prepare materials for shipment, verify that all the appropriate markings and labels are present all packages to comply with company procedures and DOT, IATA, and IMO regulations, making corrections when necessary. Performing physical inventory and cycle count activities as well as investigate and resolves stock keeping errors or other discrepancies as well as processes work orders and material requests for staging and stocking according to pre-assigned schedule will also be responsibilities of this role.


You must have the ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner with all levels of staff both orally and written as well as to read, hear, speak and comprehend English language and work assignments

This role will require you to work independently and/or in a group collaborative setting. You will operate PCs, scanners, printers, CRTs, shipping equipment (meters, tape machines, etc) and various cutting instruments.

Miscellaneous duties, projects and tasks as assigned

You must demonstrate attention to detail, understand basic shipping regulations work quickly and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-pace environment as well as follow directions with a focus on Safety & Quality


Physical Attributes:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, reach above the shoulder, stoop, kneel, twist, and crouch, and be able to stay on your feet for eight hours.  The employee must be able to talk, hear, and smell.  The employee must be able lift and/or move up to 75 pounds unassisted. Employee may be required to move more than 75 pounds with assistance. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Work in cold room environments. Regularly uses phones, computers, computer monitors and all office equipment. The employee is also required to type at a computer keyboard and have the ability to read CRTs/computer monitors.

Environmental Conditions of this role are working near moving mechanical parts (Conveyors, powered industrial vehicles). Required to wear appropriate protective equipment including gloves and safety glasses. Working conditions of this role will include both controlled and non-controlled climate environments.


Who You Are

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or GED required
  • 2+ years’ experience in warehouse operations and working within an ERP (such as Oracle, SAP, ect.)
  • 1+ years’ experience working in Microsoft Office
  • Certifications:  Forklift or Dangerous Goods Shipping certification or may be required. (Can be obtained during employment)
  • 2+ years’ experience Warehouse shipping methods and procedures


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Inventory cycle count experience preferred
  • Experience with equipment and tools utilized in shipping, receiving and warehousing operations including but not limited to forklift, stacker, pallet jacks, hand truck, postage meter machines preferred
  • Communication, orally and in writing must be at a sufficient level to perform all job duties.  Able to perform basic math functions accurately

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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