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Materials Handler I

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Fixed-Term
Job Function: Supply Chain

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

Description

At BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. we make the world a healthier place by providing molecular solutions that lessen the time to medical results and empower healthcare professionals to make better diagnostic decisions.

We are proud to be part of the bioMérieux family and the 5,000+ team members across 12 sites and subsidiaries in North America committed to our mission to help save lives around the globe through the power of diagnostics.

Come be a part of our team and our mission as a Materials Handler!

Position Summary:

Responsible for the physical movement, support, and administrative tasks involved in receiving, shipping, storing, and support of raw material used for manufacturing of goods. May be located in spare parts and responsible for spare parts.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  • Receive, ship, store, and transfer material for use in manufacturing.
  • Perform the related transactions, bin maintenance, and maintain shelving for the stocking of material.
  • Break down, clean, organize, and prep raw material ready for manufacturing in accordance to procedure and production requirements.
  • Perform real time daily replenish of material to the floor in a “Just in Time” manner to never run the line dry, yet to also ensure inventory is minimized in the line.
  • Utilize warehouse management software and mobile tools to distribute and transact material to the floor at direct movement of material.  This includes the use of tablets, barcode scanners, and label printers.
  • Utilize the Kanban replenishment process to ensure material is pulled in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Perform movement of mail, office supplies, and non-production materials to designated drop off points.
  • Log, label, track, and enter material lot information into the Production execution system.
  • Cycle audit material in multiple stores locations.
  • Practice lean manufacturing and good housekeeping principles such as 6S.
  • Coordinate, communicate, and signal replenishment of material from the various stock locations to production.
  • Aid in the identification, movement, and disposition of non-conforming material.
  • Maintain Kanban levels and update as production requirements demand.
  • Receive, inspect, store, and properly control the integrity of perishable materials.
  • Transact, store, and properly maintain the transactional integrity of material.
  • Make inventory adjustments within authorized parameters.
  • Suggest and make improvements.
  • Inspect, clean, prep and insure the quality of material for production.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Spare Parts: Responsiblefor Spare Parts to support Production Line Maintenance, administrative tasks involved in replenishing, receiving, storing, issuing parts to an asset location to where the parts are being consumed.

 

Supplemental Data:

  • Work closely with other Material Handlers.
  • Maintain inventory and transactional accuracy of inventory.
  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of warehouses.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance, which may include another person or lifting device
  • Standing and/or lifting 50% of work-time

 

Studies and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • APICS training preferred.
  • This is an entry-level role.  No previous experience is required; however, previous directly related experience is preferred.
  • Inventory, warehouse, shipping and/or, receiving experience preferred.
  • Materials handling experience within the medical device industry, including working with the FDA regarding control of materials for instruments and chemistry, preferred

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to handle and move many packages in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Prefer understanding of inventory control principles, warehouse management, and receiving functions.
  • Prefer experience using ERP and Warehouse management software.
  • Ability to proficiently use MS Office software. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to load and unload raw material and finished goods at various locations in a timely and effective manner.

 

 

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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