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Material Handler I/II

Location Novato, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, a highly motivated individual, who focuses on transparent and honest communication, is dependable, cares intensely about helping others. This individual must have strong communication skills,

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform receipt of incoming shipment in Coupa, Oracle EBS system including the WTS Packaging Tracking system.
  • Transport and delivery of all Incoming materials/shipment to end-user, including Equipment Transport Request.
  • Shipping requirements (Confirm required documentation, prepare, pack-out, for Domestic & International shipments. Includes hazardous & time/temperature sensitive materials)
  • Receipt and Transfer of time/temperature sensitive QC Test, Retain, Release, Reserve and Product Complaint.
  • Perform Trial Shipment (Validation purpose) assist Validation Department to work the shipment.
  • Coordinate delivery of large Capex/Equipment receipt (End-user, NOVO, Engineering.
  • Equipment crating requirements, measurement and TransPak construction, inventory management.
  • Support GMP Equipment Change-over requests.
  • Compliance with safety guidelines, especially those directly related to materials handling equipment such as pallets jacks and forklift.
  • Maintain organization, cleanliness of warehouse and Truck/Van all docks, materials storage and supply areas.
  • Perform training of Materials handlers as required.
  • Employee/ organization support
  • Special projects
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Other Duties:

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily metrics data collection and monthly reporting
  • Monthly safety meetings
  • Monthly safety walkthroughs
  • Compliance Wire Trainings including remote IATA & DOT
  • EHS&S Near Miss/Good Catch annual requirement

 Required Skills:

  • 1-2 years experience in a GMP warehousing environment
  • Forklift experience/license helpful
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s license
  • Strong customer service and communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

Desired Skills:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform job functions within a dynamic, team-oriented environment


  • High School diploma required
  • AA/AS or BA/BS in Life Sciences or related discipline preferred
  • Working knowledge of desktop computers essential


  • Pallet jacks
  • Forklifts (Narrow-aisle, fork-truck style lifts)
  • 16’-22’ cargo truck(s) and cargo vans


  • Interacts with several departments including: Maintenance, Manufacturing, and Process Development
  • Interacts on a daily basis with Materials Operation, Corporate Services staff.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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