Material Handler 1

Location:  Novato, California Category: Supply Chain


BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


Material Handlers in the Warehouse department are responsible for proper warehousing and inventory maintenance of GMP raw materials, components and supplies. Material Handlers will perform GMP warehousing duties, maintain accurate inventory records, and transport GMP raw materials, components, supplies and essential in-process related solutions from the central warehouse to the appropriate manufacturing facilities. Provide assistance with shipping of Approved Final Bulk Drug Substance to contract filling locations. Provide assistance with shipping of Clinical material to outside sites as required.



*Pick and distribute GMP raw materials, components and supplies from invoices per established SOP’s and provide transportation and distribution of approved GMP raw materials, components and supplies to the designated manufacturing facilities. Transport all GMP in-process solutions to and from the designated manufacturing facilities.

*Maintain accurate inventory records for approved GMP raw materials, components and supplies.

*Perform cycle counts of approved GMP material inventory as assigned.

*Compliance with EH&S safety guidelines, especially those directly related to the operation of warehousing equipment such as pallet jacks and forklifts.

*Assist with the shipping of Approved Final Bulk Drug Substance to contract filling sites.

*Assist with the shipping of Clinical materials to outside sites as required.

*Assist with other tasks as required



*High School diploma required.

*Working knowledge of desktop computers essential.



*Forklift experience/license helpful

*Cargo truck driving experience helpful


*Must possess a valid California Driver’s license

*Experience with cGMP regulations and training



*Pallet jacks

*Forklifts (Narrow-aisle, fork-truck style lifts)

*16’-24’ cargo truck(s)


*Materials Management, Purchasing, Manufacturing

*Quality Control Raw Materials, Quality Assurance Lot Release




Demonstrated knowledge and skill sets in all Materials Management responsibilities

and assigned activities.



The employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to

Stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,

Crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Long

Periods of standing and/or sitting may be required. Ability to climb into and out of various distribution

Vehicles and lift equipment.