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Material Handler 2

November 20 2020
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories General Labor, Warehouse
Burlington, ON

Material Handler II

This role requires flexibility to work in Cold and Freezer areas (on and off) as part of the job.

How will you make an impact?

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivalled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

What will you do?

The Material Handler II is responsible for ensuring all daily outbound shipment requirements are completed on-time and that all necessary documentation is filled out accurately and completely to meet shipment requirements.

Successful performance of these job duties significantly impacts the timeliness and quality of customer shipments. The ability to reduce costs in scrap activities contributes to the overall corporate cost-saving initiative.


  • Assists in the daily processing of all outbound shipments to ensure on-time shipments to all destinations.
  • Assists in the coordination of deliveries of material from outside warehouses.
  • Observe all LEAN and 5S initiatives and related procedures within the distribution environment
How will you get there?

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.
  • Must be able to prioritize daily work activities to ensure shipment requirements are aligned and accomplished.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate requirements to vendors, marketing, and customer service through both verbal and written communication.
  • Build good working relationships with suppliers and external departments.
  • 1-2 years of related training and/or experience in a distribution or receiving-related business operations is ideal, but not required for this position.
  • A minimum of a high-school certificate is required and college degreed persons will be considered for this position.


  • Ability to help solve practical problems related to transportation activities and deal with a variety of situations where there is no clear precedent for action.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • This person will use their analytical skills to identify where deviations from standard procedures are warranted and to support one’s position for corrective action.
  • Must be able to work and reason in a fast-paced, deadline-based environment with a high degree of accuracy and accomplishment.
  • Extra hours may be required to stay until all daily shipment paperwork is completed, especially at the quarter-end of each accounting period.
  • Requires good oral and written presentation skills to communicate ideas and procedures to management and peers.
  • Good organizational skills. Competency in Word, Excel, and Oracle E1 applications is a plus.
  • Valid Power Lift Equipment License.
  • WHMIS and IATA certification is a requirement.
  • Depending on the job level of this position, this person may work independently on daily assignments, or with some supervision from their direct supervisor or assigned co-worker for training.

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