Material Handler I

Posted 18 May 2020

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 206224


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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.

Your Role:


At MilliporeSigma the Material Handler I is responsible for the receiving, storage, and issue of inventory (raw materials, client samples and finished goods) to and from the department.  This involves physical handling of inventory, as well as maintaining accurate system records for all transactions made to and from the department.     This is a second shift position with working hours of Monday-Friday 3:00pm - 11:30p.


The responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:  Receiving materials, client samples and internal finished goods on a daily basis to include checking and processing received items in line with appropriate quality procedures (physical / quantity check and paperwork verification); Ensuring inventory is stored in line with agreed quality/regulatory compliance (e.g. segregation, temperature control), and provide traceability through maintenance of accurate system transactions (Oracle or LIMS); Maintaining stock accuracy at all times through timely system maintenance such as participation in physical counting and routine disposal program; Preparing and shipping materials in line with client requirements and in accordance with relevant shipping SOP documentation.  Shipping includes collation of appropriate documentation (permits / licenses) and coordination with any specialist shipping organizations; Equipment monitoring/maintenance where under the specific responsibility of the department; Supporting inter-site shipment of sample/material via internal transportation or courier; Sample management for storage contracts through BioRepository (site transfer, storage and shipping) and associated system transactions; Operation of material handling equipment (e.g. hand truck, pallet jack, dock lever, etc.). Ability to lift weight or exert force up to 50 pounds.  Ability to work in a wide range of temperatures including cold storage.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 1+ years computer experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in logistics within a life science company preferred
  • Knowledge of basic computer systems and logistics related databases preferred
  • Ability to operate a hand truck, pallet jack, and other basic warehouse equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work overtime and flexible shifts



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!

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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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