AMRI Material Handler in Rensselaer, New York


Status:Non-Exempt* *


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It is the responsibility of the Material Handler to understand all aspects of operation in the warehouse. The Material Handler will be safety oriented, organized, highly detail oriented, computer literate, able to prioritize their daily work schedule, able to communicate effectively and be customer oriented.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/include the following. Other duties may be assigned./

  1. Responsible for the safe operation of narrow aisle, electric and propane industrial fork trucks and pass PIT (Power Industrial Truck) certification. Ability to operate manual pallet jacks to move materials.

  2. Responsible for loading and off-loading of box and flatbed trailers from a loading dock and or ground.

  3. Responsible for the movement of materials to and from the Warehouse, pole barn, bally box, drum shed extension and drum shed storage racks.

  4. Responsible to manage waste pit and waste berm, organizing area and movement of containers in and out of area. Ability to identify properly labeled waste containers. Identify levels of containment well and work with waste water treatment on proper time to release containment into treatment facility.

  5. Responsible to re-palletize materials when necessary.

  6. Ability to run lot status change report in Discover and request labels according to report. Verify correct lots and re-label material throughout the plant with proper statues.

  7. Responsible for the organization and delivery of non-consumables such as mail, office supplies, lab chemicals, maintenance stores, process equipment and material samples.

  8. Responsible for the delivery and/or pick up sundries off-site.

  9. Utilize various computer systems to respond to and make requests in support in business operations (i.e. e-mail, Oracle, etc.).

  10. Operate hand-held bar code transmitter for identification and locating purposes. Ability to properly locate materials and relocate materials in warehouse rack system.

  11. The ability to comply with all AMRI Standard Operating Procedures and applicable regulatory guidelines.

  12. Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area both inside and outside the Warehouse building for all area assigned.

  13. With the exception to sampling, cross-train in other positions for fill-in and support based on business needs.

  14. Maintain excellent documentation skills, safety practices and thorough knowledge of cGMP’s.

  15. Ability to utilize metric system for mass and volume and be physically able to perform the duties of the position.

  16. Must work independently, develop the ability to prioritize the workload, meet tight deadlines, accurately complete GMP documents and maintain log books.

  17. In case of an emergency, must be AMRI respirator certified and qualify for medical clearance for the handling unopened raw and finished materials.

  18. Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or services, cost reduction and safety opportunities.

  19. Participates in cross-training, self-development activities and training of others.

  20. Exhibits safety awareness and safe work practices.

  21. With the exception to sampling, perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business or as requested by supervisor or management.

/To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions./

Education and/or Experience

· Minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent; Associates degree in a scientific field or previous sampling experience.

· Must possess technical aptitude and a willingness to work with chemicals.

· Must possess good written and verbal communication skills and be able to coordinate a number of diverse responsibilities.

· Certified in Powered Industrial Fork Truck operation according to 29 CFR 1910.178

· Chemical Hygiene Training

Language/Communication Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.**


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Incumbent may be required to obtain/qualify for and maintain the clearance to wear a respirator at a “class B” level or above following OSHA mandated guidelines.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job: *Supply Chain

Organization: *AMRI Rensselaer

Title: Material Handler

Location: NY-Rensselaer

Requisition ID: 1001230

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