Material Handler I

Operations Vancouver, BC


Why Work for Us?

Innovation. Act with Integrity. Collaboration. Embrace Diversity. Care

We come from many countries, cultures, races, ethnicities, abilities and nationalities. We bring our passions including singing, biking, swimming, dancing, cooking, volunteering, parenting, coaching and much more! We are proud of our nearly equal balance of men and women and strengthened by our non-binary and transgender team members. Every employee belongs.

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Company Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Zymeworks is seeking a highly-motivated professional who is looking to grow their career with our company.  

This position will report to the Senior Manager, Operations and will be based in Vancouver, BC.

As a condition of employment, Zymeworks requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide verification of such.

Key Responsibilities


  • Performs basic physical and administrative tasks involved in shipping, receiving, storing, and distribution of lab materials. 

  • Receives incoming orders and verifies contents against pack lists and purchase orders.
  • Processes receipts against purchase order in ERP software and files receipts/pack lists.
  • Confirms accuracy of invoices against the delivery of goods, as appropriate
  • Notifies recipients or delivers received orders to recipients as required.
  • Prepares and packs materials for shipments.
  • Coordinates local and domestic shipments requiring basic documentation.
  • Schedules couriers and tracks shipments to delivery.
  • Maintains stock of shipping related supplies.
  • Maintains database entries of inbound and outbound shipments.
Inventory Management
  • Assists with inventory stocking and organization.
  • Ensures inventory areas are maintained in a clean, safe and well-organized manner.
  • Provides back up to Material Handler II position, as needed.
  • Ensures all work areas are well-maintained, clean and tidy.
  • Supports movement of general materials throughout the building
  • Conducts all activities in accordance with all relevant OS&H standards/regulations and established policies and practices.
  • Fosters effective and collaborative working relationships with fellow employees, management, and external partners.

Qualifications and Education

  • Minimum 1-year related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to follow instructions and defined processes.
  • Strong customer service skills with a proactive, problem solving approach.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Be willing to be trained on Transportation of Dangerous Goods and WHIMS
  • Familiarity with courier portal such as FedEx ship manager is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office Word and Excel, database experience is an asset.
  • Experience receiving temperature sensitive materials is an asset
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment is an asset

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.