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Material Handler I - United States  

Biomarin (company)

Posted on : 10 July 2017

Project Description


BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind. 

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


Material Handler I are responsible for providing leadership, and hands on support in all aspects of GMP and Non GMP warehousing; including proper GMP documentation practices, inventory maintenance procedures, receiving, storing, picking, transport and distribution of GMP and non GMP materials.  Shipping of Approved Final Bulk Drug Substance as well as all outgoing non GMP shipments. Material Handler is responsible for providing leadership, and training to other team members.

Material Handler I will be flexible and maintain current knowledge of 80% of all warehousing process/procedures; this includes GMP and NON GMP areas.

Material Handler I will demonstrate the ability to take on task/project related to process improvement, 5S, Audit Ready and department metrics with minimal impact to daily work load.

Material Handler I will demonstrate a good understanding of EBS system and basic knowledge of transaction being performed (some behind the scene knowledge).

Material Handler I will identify inaccuracy with SOP and provide support with updates.

Material Handler I assist other with learning procedures and setting a good example with following cGMP practices which includes visible use of SOP’s, safety guidelines and working in an efficient and effective manner.

Material Handler II demonstrates leadership and positive attitude with change and challenges within the business.



  • Perform receipts of incoming items.
  • Put away, storage and picking of items.
  • Transport and delivery of all GMP and Non GMP material to end-users, including transport requests.
  • Participate in inventory maintenance of all material in warehouse.
  • Maintain accurate inventory records of Approved GMP raw material, component and supplies. Perform inventory and cycle counts.
  • Monitor temperature and humidity chart recorders within the GMP warehouse per established SOP’s.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of GMP approved area and quarantine staging/cage.
  • Pick up of returned items (UEC’s, excess inventory, expired material, pallets, etc.).
  • Maintain cleanliness of trucks.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of warehouse, all docks, GMP material storage and supply areas.
  • Perform training of Material Handlers as required. Generate and maintain proper training documentation.
  • Compliance with safety guidelines, especially those directly related to material handling equipment such as pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Perform other tasks as required.
  • Assist with SOP updates.
  • Involvement with process improvements and other task/projects.
  • Provide suggestion for improvements and participate in implementation.

  • 1-2 years experience in a GMP warehousing environment.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s license and current forklift license/certification.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Required Skills:

  • 1-2 years experience in a GMP warehousing environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform job functions within a dynamic, team-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to work in a safe manner.
  • Desired Skills:

  • 2-3 years experience in a GMP warehousing environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform job functions within a dynamic, team-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to work in a safe manner.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft toolset and experience with ERP system.

  • High School Diploma required.
  • AA/AS or BA/BS in Life Sciences or related discipline preferred.
  • Working knowledge of desktop computers.

  • Pallet jacks
  • Forklifts (Narrow-aisle and fork-truck style lifts)
  • 16’-24’ cargo truck(s)

  • Interacts with several departments including QA, QC, Maintenance, Manufacturing, and Process Development.
  • Interacts on a daily basis with Manufacturing Supervisory staff, Materials Management staff and QA/QC Management staff.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.