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Materials Handler 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.


A Material Handler ll within Manufacturing Operations is responsible for providing hands on support in all aspects of GMP material control functions including proper GMP documentation practices, inventory maintenance consolidation, transport of GMP in-process solutions and materials, non GMP material, and shipping GMP Approved Final Bulk Drug Substance. A Material Handler ll is responsible for providing guidance and training to other team members. All Material Handlers will have a primary area of focus but are expected to support all areas of warehousing. Areas of support include: Picking and delivery of GMP and Non GMP items, cycle counting, inventory, and shipping of outgoing items, labeling and put away activity of quarantine and approve items.


  • Perform all GMP and accepted material picks of various manufacturing areas.
  • Transport and deliver all GMP and Non GMP material to end-users.
  • Participate in inventory maintenance of all Reagent and Commodity material in the warehouse.
  • Record accurate inventory records of Approved GMP raw material, component and supplies by performing weekly inventory cycle counts.
  • Work with Receiving and QA to label approved GMP materials.
  • Participate with the put away of quarantine and approved materials.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of GMP approved area.
  • Pick up returned items (excess inventory, expired material, pallets, wood scrap, etc.).
  • Maintain cleanliness of trucks.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of warehouse, all docks, GMP material storage and supply areas.
  • Perform training of Material Handlers as required. Generate and maintain proper training documentation.
  • Compliance with safety guidelines, especially those directly related to material handling equipment such as pallet jacks and lift trucks.
  • Perform all warehouse activities/task within specific SOP requirements.
  • Perform other tasks or projects as required.


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


  • 1-2 years of experience in a GMP warehousing environment.
  • Previous experience with Materials Planning helpful.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s license and current forklift license/certification.
  • Demonstrated warehousing skills.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s license and current forklift license/certification.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.


  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform job functions within a dynamic, team-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to work in a safe manner.


  • Pallet jacks
  • Forklifts (Narrow-aisle and fork-truck style lifts)
  • 16’ to 25’ cargo trucks
  • Scan guns
  • PC Computer


  • Interacts with several departments including QA, QC, Maintenance, Manufacturing, and Process Development.
  • Interacts on a daily basis with Manufacturing Supervisory staff, Materials Management staff and QA/QC Management staff.

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

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