Warehouse Associate

Req ID #:  145876

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38104 Memphis, TN, US, 38118

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary


We are seeking a Warehouse Associate for our Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility located Memphis, TN.


The Warehouse Associate performs all activities related to receipt, storage, and movement of raw materials in a biotechnology environment.


The following are responsibilities related to the Warehouse Associate:


•    Work between company locations driving company truck for deliveries and assist in processing Material Request.
•    Load and unload truck accurately and safely for warehouse deliveries, as well as securing loads before properly closing vehicle.
•    Adherence to all DOT regulations and requirements including keeping a DOT compliant logbook.
•    Maintain accurate documentation on all departmental log sheets including inventory, lot number, cleaning logs, etc.
•    Support receipt of raw materials and client specific materials into inventory and staging the materials in proper storage conditions (room temperature, 2-8C, -20C, -80C) as indicated on the Material Specification.
•    Update Supply Chain Database.
•    Ensure all materials are properly labeled, segregated, stored, and within expiry dates.
•    Follow all established safety guidelines for dealing with hazardous materials.
•    Perform inventory cycle counts.
•    Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of the warehouse at all times.
•    Assist other team members as needed.
•    Comply with all departmental and company-wide SOP's.
•    Complete and maintain current status with all required training.
•    Perform inventory related tasks assigned by Inventory Manager.


Job Qualifications


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Warehouse Associate position:


•    Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED. (Associate Degree or higher education preferred.)
•    1-3 years truck delivery experience preferred. 
•    Must have a clean driving record and a valid driver license.
•    Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel preferred.
•    Experience working in an FDA regulated manufacturing or distribution environment preferred.
•    Ability to multi-task and quickly refocus and priorities change in a fast-paced environment.
•    Proven verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with other departments and management.
•    Ability to stand / walk for long periods of time.
•    Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends or holidays as needed.
•    Ability to lift 40lbs. without assistance while following proper safety lifting techniques.
•    Strong team player.



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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