Material Handler - Operations

Astrazeneca Coppell , TX 75019

Posted 2 months ago

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 caf with a selection of snacks and refrigerated grab and go items for purchase. Additionally, the site offers a food delivery service through Foodsby, 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 Material Handler (12 hour day shift with rotating schedule) is responsible for the coordination and execution of warehouse activities to include 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. Responsible for all associated inventory receipt and shipping documentation as well as standard inventory reporting functions.

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

  • Complete daily checklists and maintain a clean and organized warehouse area.

  • Write, review and revise SOPs and/or work instructions and participate in problem solving activities.

  • Attend team meetings to discuss progress, initiatives and/or other matters and provide "off-shift" support and provide 24/7 "on-call" support to others.

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.

Material Handling

  • Allocate and stage materials for manufacturing activities.

  • Fork lift, pallet jack and drum lifter operations.


  • Review and/or verify logbook and form entries and writing minor deviations.

  • 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

  • Complete CAPAs.

  • 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.

Tank Farm

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

  • Sampling from tank farm and tanker trucks and monitoring tank farm alarms.

Essential for the role:

  • High School Diploma or GED required and minimum 1-2 years of warehouse experience.

  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

  • WMS experience.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Experienced fork truck driver.

  • Ability to work overtime and weekends, as needed.

Desired for the role:

  • 3-5 years preferred warehouse experience.

  • MRP/ERP experience (SAP) preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing Principles preferred.

  • Bulk chemical deliveries experience preferred.

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 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 great fit, please share this posting with them.

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