Material Handler II

Thermo Fisher Scientific Rockwood, TN

About the Job

Job Title: Material Handler II

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

This position is within the Analytical Instruments Group of Thermo Fisher Scientific in Rockwood, TN.

First Shift

How will you make an impact?

The Material Handler is responsible for acquiring skills to prepare orders for shipment to clinical sites for government clients. These materials are stored at temperatures ranging from ambient (room temperature) to below freezing with potentially hazardous properties. This position uses database applications and standard precautionary procedures to work independently, be self-directed, communicate effectively, and use good judgment when making decisions. Internal or external client interaction occurs under the guidance of experienced professional or technical staff.

What will you do?

  • Deal with deadline oriented work and cross-train to work in various departments as needed.
  • Operate order pickers, forklifts, turret trucks, and other equipment to handle product movement
  • Load and unload incoming freight onto or off of trucks as required
  • Verifying correct quantity and correct part of incoming deliveries and receive product into system
  • Perform put-away function of all received product into location & system
  • Pick work orders or sales orders and deliver to correct staging areas
  • Pack parcels and pallets as required and prepare them for shipment
  • Perform kitting, assembly, weighing, or production machine operation as required
  • Perform cycle counts as required
  • Work safely every day and keep all work areas clean and organized.
  • All other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.
  • Due to serving critical customers must be able to work overtime (early or late or weekend) based on business needs. Prior notice will be given when possible
  • Position to support and help push to achieve all Key Business Goals for the business which include but are not limited to: Safety, Quality, Customer Delivery, Customer Allegiance Score, and PPI & Productivity Savings.

How will you get here?

  • High School education or equivalent.


  • One year of experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Must be able to work well within a Team and be a self-starter
  • Willing and able to work at heights including an order picker and turret truck
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, mathematical, and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of general business computer software and aptitude to learn new software applications
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate openly and honestly
  • Must be able to work overtime (early or late) based on business needs.
  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement

Physical/Environmental requirements

  • Physical Activities: Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions
  • Level of Physical Requirements: Exerting up to 60 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects
  • Level of Visual Acuity: Verifying product labels vs RF Gun screens
  • Environmental Conditions: None

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