Shipping Associate in San Diego, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

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Job Description

Our Client, a biotech firm dedicated to making DNA learning accessible and actionable, is seeking a Shipping Associate

The person recruited to this position will play a vital and significant role expediting and routing movement of incoming and outgoing shipments, as well as managing inventory of consumables within a high throughput laboratory. We are looking for a detailed-oriented person with a broad range of shipping, receiving, and warehouse experiences, preferably within a scientific environment.

The Shipping Associate will be responsible for the shipping and receiving customer samples and all lab supplies. In addition, when necessary, the supervisor will assist with analyzing shipping options and provide freight quotes to team members ensuring the freight aspects of projects are clearly understood and supported.

As a Shipping Associate, you will:

  • Assist in the shipping and receiving of all purchase orders, samples and supplies
  • Examine receiving shipment contents and compare with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify accuracy
  • Observe and examine high-value equipment during receiving to detect shipping damage
  • Escalate issues and / or discrepancies to Lab Director
  • Help maintain the required records in a regulated environment
  • Monitor and replenish lab materials as needed

Required Background:

  • Hands on experience in managing and operating a shipping and receiving facility, preferably within a lab
  • Familiarity with warehouse inventory, accounting and shipping software systems
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Experience using warehouse equipment (pallet jacks, etc.)

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • At least 1 - 2 years shipping / receiving experience in a warehouse environment
  • Must be comfortable with fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture and the standards and work ethic consistent with that environment
  • Develop a strong knowledge of standard procedures and systems and willingness to meet daily requirements
  • Ability to take direction and adjust to shifting / evolving priorities
  • Familiarity with Kanban and FIFO


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