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Distribution Technician

4701 International Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893, USA Req #148
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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Job Summary

The Distribution Technician will ship, receive, and reconcile inventory in support of manufacturing and product development activities. The Warehouse and Inventory specialist must be experienced in a cGMP manufacturing environment and have a thorough understanding of the domestic and international movement of raw materials, components, and finished product.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for packaging product for shipment to external customers and ensuring proper documentation is complete and freight labels are attached.
  • Responsible for picking operation of bulk product from the vault and disbursement of subject product to individual customer orders.
  • Responsible for verifying that product prepared for shipment matches customer invoice.
  • Responsible for overall general warehousing and storage operations.
  • Accurately process all outbound product including order-picking, sorting, verifying, packaging, sealing, weighing, loading and unloading.
  • Ensures that product identification labels are visible and attached to all material in the Vault and Warehouse storage areas.
  • Performs warehouse and vault cycle counts to ensure appropriate inventory levels and accuracy.
  • Responsible for daily housekeeping and safety guidelines in accordance with cGMP practices.
  • Performs other related assignments and duties as required and assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements

High school graduate combined with a minimum of one-year experience in a computerized distribution/ warehouse environment.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Prior experience supporting cycle count programs, RF scanning and working in a pharmaceutical/GMP facility preferred. Must have basic understanding of common computer capabilities such as word processing, spreadsheets, and email applications.

Must have the ability to work in a cross-functional team setting to solve problems and to accomplish goals and objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)

The Distribution Technician has no direct reports.

Physical and Environmental

  • Occasionally, transport materials using manual, and power assisted vehicles including manually pushing and pulling drums, totes, boxes, and pallets.
  • Frequently push, lift and maneuver boxes and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work standard schedule of 10.5 hours a day, Monday-Thursday and overtime as needed.

Additional Information

Minimum required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities are included in the posting. The position will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. Additionally, the company may revise the job description at any time.

Other details

  • Job Family Supply Chain
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 4701 International Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893, USA