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Lead Associate, Material Handling

Apply Now Job ID R-310964 Date posted 06/13/2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Lead Associate, Material Handling

Job Family Group (Function): Manufacturing

Job Family: Material Handling


The Lead Associate, Material Handling is responsible for leading day-to-day material handling for the shipping department. They will be indirectly leading a large team of diverse associates and responsible for providing daily guidance and coaching. Material Handling uses a variety of equipment such as forklifts, conveyers, cranes, handcarts, and power trucks to move materials, parts, assemblies and finished products or goods within the plant and warehouse. They are responsible for maintaining data records and creating KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).


  • Performs administrative and physical tasks involved in shipping, receiving, storing and supplying materials (raw, work-in-process, and finished goods), parts, and supplies, to operators, work stations and distribution center.
  • Uses hand/or electric trucks including forklifts, Turret Trucks, Order Picker and other motorized vehicles requiring licenses.
  • May prepare goods for final shipment (domestic and international).  
  • Work on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
  • Uses judgment requiring location and storage of items, proper packaging, methods of movement of materials, and release of materials.  
  • Ability to work independently as required.
  • Keeps accurate logs (both written and on computer).
  • Is knowledgeable of receiving and/or distribution function, packaging equipment and UPS systems.
  • May require familiarity with sampling and inspection procedures and assisting in the monitoring of the quality of finished product in accordance with GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices).
  • May be responsible for conducting cycle counts to maintain accurate  inventories.
  • Effectively works in a team setting, supporting team  goals and objectives.  
  • Make effective decisions relative to position requirements.


  • High school diploma
  • 5-8 years of experience in material handling, warehousing, shipping and receiving
  • 3-5 years of experience in a lead role, ideally leading large teams
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP systems
  • Understanding of regulatory controls, and business strategy
  • Experience with lot numbers/serialized items
  • Basic proficiency with PCs (Personal Computers) and basic use of a Windows environment is required.
  • Ability to safely operate all required equipment and use packaging/shipping equipment, UPS and FedEx and/or computer systems is required. 
  • Must be able to pay continuous attention to detailed operations requiring some diversification in approach to fairly routine processes.
  • Forklift operating experience required in high bay areas.
  • Lifting or moving of 5-25 lbs. continuously, 25-60 lbs. frequently, is required.

Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D

Additional Locations

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