Kelly Services Material Handler in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

Our client is the leader in providing scientists and engineers with best-in-class lab materials, technologies and services. They are looking for a material handler for the Seattle WA location.

Shift: M-F 8-5 (flexible start times)

Parking can be claimed back


Receive and store purchased and inter-company transferred goods. Pick, pack, ship and distribute goods with required documentation to meet company needs.


Performs manual and routine duties in one or more of the following areas: shipping, receiving, material supply, and inventory control.

Receive all incoming materials storing at the correct temperature. Inspect and compare with packing lists, bills of lading, purchase orders, discrete jobs, INVA-s, variances, MRA-s and/or related documentation. Report discrepancies or damage goods. Document and label materials according to procedures.

Deliver accepted items within 24 hours of receipt or notify requestor(s) of received materials.

Prepares related documentation and maintains files/records as required using computer technology.

Operates material handling equipment as necessary.

Accurately pull and/or pack products for customer orders, discrete jobs and/or related documents for shipments or assemblies noting items for FIFO, lot numbers, shipping temperature, address, and ship methods.

Produce correct documents necessary for distribution needs. Ensure timely customs clearance where applicable.

Prepares data for computer input and works with computer printouts.

Uses PC and material/production/distribution tracking software.

Ensure distribution activities comply with established company policies, procedures and cGMP compliance, ISO regulations, Federal Express, UPS, and other carrier procedures.

Schedule carriers as needed for receipts and pick-up of shipments. Track inbound and outbound shipments as needed and communicate promptly to those requiring information.

Communicate and coordinate promptly with Customer Service, Manufacturing, R&D, Production, Planning, Purchasing, Quality Assurance and Quality Control on a daily basis to facilitate Customer needs.

Maintain distribution areas for cleanliness, efficiency and organization. Maintain sufficient supplies and services in coordination with Purchasing.

Ensure accurate maintenance via ERP entry of inventory according to procedures.

Perform cycle counting tasks daily.

During peak periods, end of quarters, physical inventories and on short notice, overtime work is required



  • High School education or equivalent required.

  • 0-2 years experience shipping and receiving goods.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills required

  • Good written & verbal commutation skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of software relating to receiving activities desired.

  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of hand trucks and pallet mover.

  • Forklift license desired; or ability to learn operation through provided training.


Ability to use and operate hand trucks and/or pallet mover.

Ability to view video display terminal images.

Ability to lift, tug or pull twenty-five (25) up to fifty (50) pounds.

Ability to frequently work in refrigerator and freezer temperatures for up to 15 minutes at a time.

Ability to operate computer keyboard and calculator.


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