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Material Handler

Lieu Newark, Delaware, États-Unis Job ID R-181698 Date de publication 12/06/2023

Shifts: We are hiring for 1st and 2nd shifts: Monday through Friday (8 hours a day) and Monday through Thursday (10 hours a day). There are a limited number of openings available on each shift.

The AstraZeneca Newark Supply Site in Newark, DE, was established in 1971 and currently employs approximately 260 people. Over the course of these years, Newark has undergone many product portfolio changes since it first began as Stuart Pharmaceuticals through today as the designated AZ North America Packaging Center of Excellence and a Flexible Formulation site for global supply of sophisticated products. The site provides 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. To help maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: on-site fitness center access, lunch & learns, sustainable office working environment, team, site and family activities, life-long learning, diversity & inclusion, tuition reimbursement, and dining center.

Brief Job Description

Support the timely processing of customer orders, raw materials receipts, components receipts into both warehouses, packaging lines and production areas. Other functions are charitable requests, export requests, and stock transfer requests to other AstraZeneca distribution centers. This may also include special orders, third party requirements, as well as processing of some finished goods receipts.

This support requires operation of a forklift and collaborating with various inventory and plant control systems to include the SAP Warehouse Management System, the finished goods automated storage and retrieval system or Material Handling System (MHS), and knowledge of the computer aided picking activities to support business sales targets and shipping timelines.

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 ambitious - 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 ground-breaking methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Shifts: We are hiring for 1st and 2nd shifts: Monday through Friday (8 hours a day) and Monday through Thursday (10 hours a day). There are a limited number of openings available on each shift.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Operate all forklift equipment in a safe, efficient manner to complete daily receiving and shipping activities.
  • Load and unload trucks according to AZ Standards of Care, following all SHE requirements.
  • Responsible to complete all shipping documentation fully and completely, including verification and filing in an organized manner.
  • Assist with direct material or miscellaneous shipments for domestic and export customers.
  • Assist with various material receipts to include inbound finished goods receipts, requiring breaking loads down and verifying contents.
  • Must have a good understanding of cGMP’s while following safe operating procedures and practicing ergonomic awareness.

Minimum Qualifications

• High School Diploma

• No experience necessary

Preferred Qualifications

• 1 year of material handling related experience

• Ability to pass Fork truck Vision tests, conducted by the Medical Department to allow for safe operation of a forklift vehicle; tests are performed every three years

• Ability to obtain certification to handle and ship products classified as dangerous goods

• Demonstrates understanding and use of LEAN Principles to drive efficiencies and continuous   improvement.

• Willingly adapts to change and embraces new ideas.

• Demonstrate good math and problem-solving skills.

• Proficient in the use of PC programs such as Outlook and other PC-based training applications.

• Good interpersonal, organizational, communication skills, and high attention to detail.

• Ability to work independently and take initiative.

• Ability to multi-task and set priorities.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting 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 phenomenal fit, please share this posting with them.

Expectation of working in the office 5 days a week statement: When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of five days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.



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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