Thermo Fisher Scientific Material Handler in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

About Thermo Fisher Scientific:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and 55,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands - Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit .

Position Summary:

The Material Handler works in all areas of distribution with the goal of meeting/exceeding both our internal and external customers’ expectation. This includes: providing shipping and order fulfillment serves for finished goods, inventory of materials, supplies, parts and equipment at the Carlsbad facility. This role reports to the Supervisor, Distribution.

Key Objectives of the role:

  • Pick, pack, sort, arrange, count, store, and correctly process items for storage and/or shipment in accordance with established procedures and customer requirements while sustaining a high level of quality to ensure customers receive correct product and in the time requested.

  • Receive materials and/or finished goods on a daily basis. Verify the quality, type and amount of materials received are correct and that the appropriate documentation is present (e.g. packing list).

  • Work in a warehouse environment under various temperatures including room temperature (59–86 degrees F), cold-room (36-46 degrees F), and/or freezer-room (minus 4 – 23 degrees F).

  • Safely operate distribution equipment, as required.

  • Stand for extended durations.

  • Lift up to 40 lbs on a regular basis.

  • Routinely push and pull up to 40 lbs.

  • Regularly climb and reach.

  • Satisfactorily complete Life Technologies training requirements and operate within all ISO standards pertaining to site Distribution including, but not limited to, Control of Documents and Quality Policy.

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Nature and Scope:

  • This position largely interacts with equivalent levels of internal personnel. The interaction requires good communication and customer service skills.

  • Effectiveness in this role also requires some knowledge of shipping, receiving, and inventory control procedures as well as the ability to understand and interpret team metrics.

  • The job encounters recurring work situations of a routine nature where the ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

  • Accuracy is required in performing all functions of this position; errors in work could cause delays in schedules.

  • This position requires the individual to be ready to start work on-time daily and maintain strong attendance performance.

  • The incumbent normally receives general instruction on routine work and detailed instruction on new assignments.

  • Equipment training will be provided through one-on-one instruction, on-the-job training (OJT), Life Technologies generated Standard Training Protocol (STP) and/or other training documentation.

Working Conditions:

  • Performs work of a highly repetitive nature.

  • Will walk and may occasionally sit, kneel, crouch, crawl and lift up to 40 lbs.

  • May handle “packaged” hazardous materials.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

  • Must be available to work any shift (with advance notice of shift change).

  • Must be flexible to work varying schedules, hours, and overtime as needed.

  • Occasional local travel may be required.

  • As part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Life Technologies provides reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and applicants with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

  • The Company will not provide an accommodation that would create an undue hardship on the Company or endanger the health or safety of the employee or others.

Minimum Qualifications (must have):


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Requires a minimum of 1-2 years related experience. Some experience in logistics with a life science company preferred.

  • Experience with inventory.

  • Experience in customer service and working with procurement.

  • Experience using a computer and using units of measure.

  • Experience using a fork lift.

  • The proven ability to consistently and independently follow policies and procedures, instructions, and to meet schedules required.

  • Ability to work with others.

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.