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21HC- Materials Handler Specialist

Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
San, CA

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


Position Summary

The primary responsibility of this role is to support and perform daily materials management related operations. The incumbent will work closely with materials management personnel and the Procurement Manager and will report to site Materials Manager. This is a hands-on position requiring execution of routine activities as well as non-routine planning.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Materials Management

  • Follow all cGMP regulations, company policies and procedures, employee handbook, and standards for conduct.
  • Perform receiving activities for all materials, supplies and equipment, as well as distribution of received materials to internal personnel as indicated by Purchase Orders or as requested by end users. Manage temperature-controlled storage units.
  • Notify procurement Manager when an asset item is received and affix the assigned asset numbered label to unit.   
  • Stock laboratory supply areas, gowning areas and assure adequate levels of supplies are always available and organized.
  • Track warehouse inventory levels and notify Procurement and Materials Manager when the stock is low.
  • Replenish facility gases.
  • Verify weekly pickup of hazardous waste and retain waste tracking manifest for inspection.
  • Perform the shipment of goods and products using appropriate temperature management.
  • Perform temperature data downloads from shipment temperature monitor recorders.
  • Retain incoming and outgoing shipping documents.
  • Transport materials between Emergent San Diego buildings and offsite storage.
  • Provide support to other areas of the department as workloads increase or during employee absences.
  • Receive, label, stage & issue cGMP materials.
  • Adhere to Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Ensure assigned work areas are always maintained in a clean and audit-ready status.
  • Receive and distribute incoming and outgoing company mail.



  • Assist with managing open purchase orders and obtaining and updating delivery dates in SAP.
  • Responsible for checking compressed gas and LN2 levels daily and report to Procurement.
  • Assist, and serve as back-up to, the Procurement Manager for placing/entering purchase orders in SAP.
  • Assist Procurement Manager in SAP Master Data tasks as directed.
  • Assist Procurement Manager in other Procurement/Purchasing responsibilities as directed.


Minimum Education, Experience and Skills



  • Associates degree with 5 years of experience or a Bachelors degree with 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in material handling, shipping, and receiving, inventory control and purchasing.
  • Cold chain experience is strongly preferred.
  • Previous training and experience with hazardous material handling, DOT49 CFR172.704 & IATA Dangerous Goods regulations section 1.5 training.
  • Prior cGMP and pharmaceutical/biotech experience are preferred.


  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software preferred.
  • Ability to learn and utilize multiple computerized systems for various processes (document management, quality management, learning management).
  • Possess a basic knowledge of EHS and Cal/OSHA practices and requirements.


  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction and possess a strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate superior work ethic and ability to work alone or in a group setting.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and coordinate workload by priority.
  • Must have a valid and current drivers license.
  • Must have prior ERP or other automated inventory system experience, SAP is preferred.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy<> .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.


Posted: 2021-01-13 Expires: 2021-02-14

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