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Material Handler - Operations

Location: Coppell, Texas, United States
Job reference: R-060934
Posted date: 09/10/2019

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

The Material Handler is responsible for the coordination and execution of warehouse activities to include material receipt, sampling, stocking, documentation, temperature monitoring, and shipping of products; material staging and movement; delivery of customer non-inventory orders and all purchasing receipt functions in the SAP system. Responsible for all associated inventory receipt and shipping documentation as well as standard inventory reporting functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • General Duties
    • Ethical conduct and compliance
    • Purchase warehouse consumables (pallets, stretch wrap, banding, labels, etc.)
    • Complete daily checklists
    • Maintain a clean and organized warehouse area
    • Participate in problem solving activities
    • Write, review and revise SOPs and/or work instructions
    • Attend team meetings to discuss progress, initiatives and/or other matters
    • Provide “off-shift” support
    • Provide 24/7 “on-call” support to others
    • Provide general office support
  • Inventory Control
    • Create transactions in SAP (receipts, transfers, shipments, destruction, adjustments/scrap, lookup, cycle counts)
    • Conduct cycle counts and physical inventory counts of starting materials, packaging components, drug substance, and other inventoried items
  • Material Handling
    • Allocate and stage materials for manufacturing activities
    • Fork lift, pallet jack and drum lifter operations
  • Quality
    • Review and/or verify logbook and form entries
    • Write minor deviations
    • Participate in investigations (i.e. complaints, deviations, temperature excursions)
    • Report process deviations when they occur
    • Maintain all required documentation in real time and assure inspection ready
    • Complete CAPAs
    • Initiate appropriate action when process deviations occur
    • Interact with regulatory agency personnel during audits and inspections
    • Investigate and resolve inventory discrepancies
    • Monitor equipment and/or systems for performance and problem indicators
    • Weekly chart changes of temperature monitoring devices in the warehouse
  • Safety
    • Demonstrate and promote safe work practices and behaviors
    • Weekly inspections of the warehouse areas to include cleaning and safety compliance
  • Shipping/Receiving
    • Prepare and coordinate outbound shipments, including documentation
    • Complete incoming inspection of inbound shipments, checking for completeness and damages and required paperwork
    • Notify/deliver incoming shipments to appropriate personnel
    • Sampling of Chemicals (Hazardous and non-hazardous) from 55-gallon drums
    • Chemical handling, to include transfer of 55-gallon drums from wood to plastic pallets, securing drums on a pallet for storage in racking, movement and storage of chemicals as necessary for manufacturing activities
    • Complete purchase order receipt transactions in SAP as appropriate
    • Monitor and assist loading and unloading of all materials
    • Shipping and receiving small parcels (FedEx/UPS)
    • Pallet Inspection and wipe down
    • Launch Temp Tracers for temperature monitoring of shipments
  • Tank Farm
    • Receipt of chemicals (hazardous and non-hazardous) deliveries from road tanker trucks to onsite storage tanks
    • Sampling from tank farm
    • Sampling from tanker trucks
    • Monitor tank farm alarms

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Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • 3-5 years preferred warehouse experience
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • WMS experience
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Experienced fork truck driver
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends, as needed
  • MRP/ERP experience (SAP) preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing Principles preferred
  • Bulk chemical deliveries experience preferred

Next Steps – Apply today!

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