Perform all receiving functions related to any chemical that is delivered to customer site locations.
Identify and enter chemicals into the site container tracking system. Return to the stockroom any chemical used by researchers so that the product is visible by others who may request and use. Properly re-name and barcode chemicals returned to the stockroom which may involve identifying, re-naming and bar-coding prior to placing into inventory. Determine proper chemical segregation and place item(s) in the appropriate location based on hazard classification. May locate, dispense, and prepare to ship or deliver chemicals in a timely basis. May perform laboratory tests, experiments, and analyses. Create and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Receives and may dispense various chemicals (currently 4000+) as requested by global chemistry research staff. This may involve identifying, re-naming and bar-coding prior to placing into inventory.
- Identifies proper containers to transport, deliver, and potentially ship chemicals and compounds to locations around the world. This may involve weighing and repacking.
- Daily fulfillment of chemical orders from customers/researchers.
- Utilizing the inventory management system, dispenses/deliver chemicals from containers to researchers or requester. Prepares orders for shipment.
- Chemical orders from chemistry personnel are received by stockroom staff and checked for accuracy, registered into inventory database, assigned to the user and returned to the loading dock.
- Adds enhanced descriptions when registering containers including adding relevant details such as concentration, mixture, etc.
- Segregates all incoming chemicals and those returned by scientists in the stockroom by hazard class, DOT requirements, etc,
- Properly stage for disposal all expired and out of date chemicals; evaluate chemicals and mixtures for quality and safety. Keeps record of disposals.
- Delivers and picks up stockroom orders to/from the labs.
- Stores sensitive materials in Cold Storage Refrigerator.
- Maintenance of inventory using customer systems.
- Maintains the accuracy of the chemical inventory by scanning all bottles in the stockroom and in the labs.
- Maintain regulatory lists and safety information in applicable systems for all tracked chemicals.
- Participates in lab cleanouts.
- May prepares appropriate shipping paperwork for requested chemicals to be delivered via intercampus or to other global customer locations.
- Creates and adheres to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience & Skills:
- Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups.
- Excellent time management, communication, and organization skills
- May require respirator fitting and regular use of the PPE
- Requires use of glove box and fume-hood for dispensing and mixing
- Strong communication skills
- Excellent Customer Service Skills; display a professional can-do attitude
- Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality
- Ability to understand and follow site protocols, policies and procedures
- Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and have the ability to act independently
- Must be able to lift up to 50lbs minimum
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel, as well as knowledge of various chemical/container tracking systems such as SciQuest, CISPRO, etc
- Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
- Good problem-solving skills
- Associates Degree in Science (preferred) or equivalent experience
- 3 -5 years equivalent experience in a chemistry laboratory setting
- Understanding of chemical structures and compounds management, hazard classification and
- chemical segregation techniques
- Knowledge of VWR’s products and services helpful
- Training in the following for those locations that require shipping:
- 49 CFR 172.704 for DOT Hazardous Materials Regulation
- 40 Hours OSHA
- Emergency Response and Preparedness
- 80-hour course in Chemical Segregation and Chemical Science
Environmental Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typically works in an laboratory or production environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
The associate is required to stand and walk for the majority of the working day. The physical requirements of the job are for associates to talk, hear, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb height, reach above shoulder height, crouch, kneel, balance, and push/pull. Furthermore, the job requires associates to lift/carry/push or pull up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
Associates use both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating as well as both feet for repetitive movement operating foots controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Acquired by Avantor in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary, VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. The combined company is a trusted end-to-end partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million branded and manufactured products, we enable customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world. For more information visit www.settingscienceinmotion.com or vwr.com.