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Sysmex America, Inc.
Distribution Associate
Buffalo Grove, IL
03/02/12

We currently have a great opportunity available for a Distribution Associate. The distribution associate level 2 is an advance position with responsibility in a variety of roles within the Distribution Center, including: inbound (receiving); inventory control; production support; put away, storing, cycle counting, packing and shipping of materials and/or finished goods. Ensure the cleanliness of the warehouse is maintained in addition to maintaining a safety orient culture in a policy and procedure based organization. Contribute to the continuous improvement process through recommendations, suggestion, and implementation of approved projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

General:

1. Load and unload all inbound and outbound trailers, trucks, vans, making sure all safety devices are utilized and distribution center procedures are being followed. Verifies receipts against delivery manifest and/or purchase order. Must be familiar with use of the receiving forms and maintenance records. Will be responsible for learning and operating computer terminals in an automatic receiving and shipping environment.

2. Stocks merchandise in proper locations according to standard Company practice. Required operation of various types of manual or powered hand trucks, and industrial lift trucks to move merchandise. Fills customer orders from computer-generated picking documents to select merchandise ordered. Packs a variety of products in standard containers according to prescribed practices and assemblies orders for pickup or for loading on delivery truck.

3. Preparing items as per customer packaging, labeling and shipping requirements, picking and packing items for orders to ship daily to our customers according to departmental procedures. Operate all material handling equipment, vertical baler, pallet jack, two wheel cart, bar code scanners, conveyor, air machine, sealed air, shipping manifest systems. Awareness of all products and product handling requirements. Monitoring warehouse inventory levels and replenish inventory into warehouse racking. Assist warehouse team with assigned tasks. Individuals in this position will be expected to perform any or all of the following duties, as assigned, to include working at or rotating to multiple stations, work centers or departments based on business need. Master all functions of Level 2 associate before eligible for level 3. Certified on all material handling equipment, barcode scanners, printers, etc.

Continuous Improvements:

1. Interface with Sysmex internal customers and external customers as needed or directed on continuous improvement opportunities.

2. Recommends and develops ideas for improvement in operating methods and procedures to resolve problems prior to or when they arise. This may result in making recommendations in improved layout, workflow, operating costs and customer service for consideration to be shared with the Manager of Distribution.

3. Ability to multi-task proactively and re-prioritize on a daily basis to accommodate the changing business requirements. Follow the guidelines and directions set by the Distribution Management Team. Participate in all continuous improvement projects and cost saving measures.

Quality:

1. Follow distribution procedures in accordance with cGXP, FDA, OSHA, IATA, DOT, TSA and other applicable regulations or other foreign authority of regulatory requirements. This includes product documentation, quality standards, specifications, SOP�s & GMP

2. Assist the distribution team keeping department in audit ready condition at all times.

3. Responsible for the quality and integrity of personal time records and doing your part in reducing expenses for items such as material handling equipment, building, and product.

Safety:

1. Follows all safety standards and training in the department; ensures that the building is maintained in a clean and safe manner and that inventories and equipment are properly protected against theft, fire and other hazards that may cause loss or damage. Maintain housekeeping duties and designated aisles.

Customer Service:

1. Demonstrate good customer service to all departments through timely movement of goods into and out of the warehouse.

2. Contributes to good customer service through follow up of issues and concerns of internal and external customers. Promote customer-centric environment.

3. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
  • Ability to speak, read and comprehend in English 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. Bilingual a plus.
  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Perform accountabilities and tasks of the function within established productivity requirements
Required Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Must possess at least 2 years prior distribution or warehouse experience including barcode scanners, printers, etc.
  • Experience in forklift operation
All applicants need to apply at: www.sysmex.com/careers

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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