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BULK Material Handler- Operations

Lieu Coppell, Texas, États-Unis Job ID R-140378 Date de publication 08/02/2022

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Welcome to Coppell, Texas, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day.  The Lokelma Supply Site (LSS) has recently remodeled office space to provide a pleasant office environment to support varying work styles and collaboration needs. LSS has an on-site cafe with a selection of snacks and refrigerated grab and go items for purchase. Additionally, the site offers a food delivery service, allowing employees to purchase food from a variety of local restaurants to be delivered to the site, which currently includes a discounted price for LSS employees.

The Bulk Material Handler is responsible for the execution of warehouse activities to include bulk transfers to tanks, material receipt, sampling, stocking, documentation, temperature monitoring, and shipping of products; material staging and movement; delivery of customer non-inventory orders and all purchasing receipt functions in the SAP system. They are responsible for all associated inventory receipt and shipping documentation as well as standard inventory reporting functions.

Four 10hours day shifts; rotating

What you'll do:

General Duties

  • Ethical conduct and compliance

  • Purchase warehouse consumables (pallets, stretch wrap, banding, labels, etc.)

  • Complete daily checklists

  • Maintain a clean and organized warehouse area (5S)

  • Participate in problem solving activities (Level 0, PPS, etc)

  • Attend team meetings to discuss progress, initiatives and/or other matters

  • Provide “off-shift” support

  • Provide 24/7 “on-call” support to others

  • Provide general office support

Inventory Control

  • Create transactions in SAP (receipts, transfers, shipments, destruction, adjustments/scrap, lookup, cycle counts)

  • Conduct cycle counts and physical inventory counts of starting materials, packaging components, drug substance, and other inventoried items, including recounts when necessary

Material Handling

  • Allocate and stage materials for manufacturing activities, including maintaining inventory in Kanban area

  • Handle hook ups for bulk transfers from transport vehicle to onsite tanks. (Pharmaceutical or oil/gas experience)

  • Operate warehouse equipment (Fork lift, pallet jacks and drum lifter, etc.)


  • Participate in investigations (i.e. complaints, deviations, temperature excursions)

  • Report process deviations when they occur

  • Maintain all required documentation in real time and assure inspection ready

  • Initiate appropriate action when process deviations occur

  • Interact with regulatory agency personnel during audits and inspections

  • Investigate and resolve inventory discrepancies

  • Monitor equipment and/or systems for performance and problem indicators

  • Weekly chart changes of temperature monitoring devices in the warehouse


  • Demonstrate and promote safe work practices and behaviors

  • Weekly inspections of the warehouse areas to include cleaning and safety compliance


  • Prepare and coordinate outbound shipments, including documentation

  • Complete incoming inspection of inbound shipments, checking for completeness and damages and required paperwork

  • Notify/deliver incoming shipments to appropriate personnel

  • Sampling of materials used in the manufacturing process, as required, including

  • Chemicals (Hazardous and non-hazardous) from 55-gallon drums.

  • Performing Raman tests

  • Chemical handling, to include transfer of 55-gallon drums from wood to plastic pallets, securing drums on a pallet for storage in racking, movement and storage of chemicals as necessary for manufacturing activities

  • Complete purchase order receipt transactions in SAP as appropriate

  • Monitor and assist loading and unloading of all materials

  • Shipping and receiving small parcels (FedEx/UPS)

  • Pallet Inspection and wipe down

  • Launch TempTracers for temperature monitoring of shipments

Tank Farm

  • Receipt of chemicals (hazardous and non-hazardous) deliveries from road tanker trucks to onsite storage tanks

  • Sampling from tank farm

  • Sampling from tanker trucks

  • Monitor tank farm alarms

  • Performing ID Tests (Raman/pH)

Essential for the role:

  • 3-5 years warehouse experience

  • Warehouse Management System experience- SAP is preferred

  • Bulk transfer from tanker trucks to onsite storage tanks

  • Ability and willingness to learn, ask questions and be curious about processes/activities

  • Ability to navigate computer systems like SharePoint

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Experienced fork truck driver

  • Ability to work overtime and weekends, as needed


  • Familiar with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

  • MRP/ERP experience (SAP)

  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing Principles

  • Bulk chemical deliveries

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial -finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this great opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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