Warehouse Material Handling Technician

Kite Pharma
Gaithersburg, MD
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Full Time
Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this jobJob DescriptionKite, a Gilead Company, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission?We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Supply Chain organization in the role of Warehouse Material Handling Technician and support our research and clinical production facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This facility focuses on the development of novel T cell therapies targeting tumor mutations (neoantigens).In this exciting new area of cancer immunotherapy, you will assist in the commissioning and operation of a GMP warehouse and inventory management system. This opportunity, internally known as a Distribution Specialist I, will allow you to perform activities to support the manufacturing operations team, including product shipping, raw material and component receiving ensuring inventory accuracy, and timely supply of materials to manufacturing production suites to meet demand.Responsibilities of the Warehouse Materials Handling Technician Include:* Plans, oversees, and participates in the materials management operations and activities to support Production operations team and other internal customers* Handles the day-to-day assignments of warehouse job tasks and monitor completion of required activities* Receives incoming shipments of non-GMP/GMP materials and equipment following established procedures* Dispenses GMP materials to support production operations* Prepares and delivers raw materials, samples to various departments as needed ensuring proper procedure and temperature range are followed* Maintains accurate inventory of GMP warehouse materials* Performs inventory cycle counts* Performs accurate ERP transactions* Communicates inventory discrepancies to warehouse operations team and bring up when appropriate* Cross-trains in all areas of the warehouse operations* Assists in the Pick, Pack, and Shipment of finished product, materials, and equipment as required per established policies and procedures* Ensures individual employee training is up to date* Adheres to all safety procedures and GMP's requirements* Keeps warehouse operation clean and inspection ready* Ability to operate or be trained on equipment such as a forklift and an electric pallet jack* Lift, carry, push and/or pull 100 lb. of equipment or supplies* Squat, bend, kneel, climb, and/or reach for 75% of the day* Stand, walk, and/or move about for 75% of the dayRequirements:Associate's DegreeOR1+ years' experience in Materials Management and/or GMP distribution/warehouse operations with a high school degreePreferred Qualifications:* 1+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology Materials Management, GMP distribution/warehouse operations, manufacturing, and supply chain* Previous experience in Distribution and Supply Chain* Working knowledge of warehouse operations in a GMP as well as a non-GMP setting* Cold chain knowledge and experience in a pharmaceutical or medical setting* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment* Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing prioritiesDoes this sound like you?! If so, apply today.#LI-ML1#IND123Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.For jobs in the United States:As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact @gilead.com for assistance.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACTYOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACTPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISIONOur environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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