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Material Handler I (Receiving Focused)

Job Summary:

NanoString is seeking a professional Material Handler to join our Supply Chain team.  Responsibilities will include inventory management, cycle count, receipt of goods, and kitting customer orders.  Additional responsibilities could include processing domestic and international shipping orders.  This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual capable of operating in a dynamic, fast paced environment. 

Essential Duties:

  • Accept receipt of products and ensure that materials are in good condition. 
  • Unpack and check goods received against purchase orders or invoices.
  • Operate effectively in our ERP system for goods receipts and to create and process production orders and shipments.
  • Maintain all records related to incoming goods.
  • Reject unsatisfactory items as required, and assess the need to file claims with carrier
  • Participate in weekly cycle counts, and assist with reconciliation of item variance.
  • Kitting raw materials into finished goods using Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Process customer orders through the NAV ERP system.
    • Verify inventory locations and availability for shipment against requirements specified in purchase orders.
  • Physically package all outbound shipments to domestic and international customers
  • Fulfill internal orders of consumable lab supplies and reagents
  • Fulfill internal orders of consumable lab supplies and reagents
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ensure compliance with all state, federal, environmental, safety, and hazardous waste regulations.
  • Special project support as required.


  • 1-3 years of direct work experience in a warehouse environment, managing inventories and kitting customer orders. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Prior warehouse and inventory management experience preferred.
  • Team player with proven ability to work well under pressure and constant deadlines.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to seek alternative solutions for dilemmas and problems.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent follow-up.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office Products, especially Outlook and Excel.
  • Professional aptitude, presentation and demeanor.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Can quickly learn new skills and is adaptable to rapid change.
  • Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Innovation, and strong customer focus.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work autonomously and adapt to change in a fast-paced environment
  • Working experience in the biotech/life science industry is preferred
  • Familiarity with an ERP system, preferably Microsoft Navision
  • Certification in powered industrial trucks (walkie-stacker, fork lift)


  • See benefits at NanoString
  • NanoString is an EOE
  • NanoString participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows an employer to determine an employee's eligibility to work in the US using information reported on an employee's Form I-9. The E-Verify system confirms eligibility with both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For more information, please go to the USCIS E-Verify website.



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