Charles River Laboratories

Shipping & Receiving Associate - Rockville

Rockville, MD
Charles River Laboratories is a visionary leader in the development and delivery of advanced drug th

Job Description

Shipping & Receiving Associate

Posted: Sunday, 10/1/2023

Req ID #: 219710
Location: Rockville, MD, US, 20850
For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
Job Summary

The Receiving/Material Handler will receive controlled/non-controlled materials and gowning supplies. This person will maintain records and track GMP materials required for various client projects under the guidance of the Associate Director, Supply Chain. They will also interact with Charles River Laboratories raw material suppliers and manufacturers and request required documentation for GMP materials release.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Assist in receiving of all materials following established procedures. Ensure all materials are received and stored in controlled materials storage locations to ensure cGMP compliance.
  • Check and maintain sufficient inventory of common materials required at Rockville and submit request in purchasing system if inventory is low.
  • Complete MSD's and MOS or any other QC required forms.
  • Track overdue materials and component shortages for various client projects in BOM excel sheet and work with purchasing to successfully resolve the documentation required and request Certificates or any other required documentation with Charles River Laboratories suppliers.
  • Review multiple data inputs and understand how to actively support digitization through implementation of automation with the use of industry specific tools including Microsoft Excel and ERP systems.
  • Schedule and prepare out bond shipments.
  • Effectively utilize key processes and tools (i.e., BOM excel sheet for Projects, purchasing portal etc. to pull data to build a deeper understanding of our operations.
  • Work on mini projects assigned in supply chain department (e.g., tracking of materials, numbering of shelves för GMP materials storage.
  • Assist with warehouse organization, restocking.
  • Assist in inventory reconciliation.
  • Able to use proper lifting techniques and safe work practices.
  • Use barrel rollers, barrel lifter, pallet jack.
  • Maintain warehouse and dock area cleanliness.
  • Ability to recognize potential safety hazards to avoid injuries.
  • Provide quality service by adhering to organization standards
  • Complete documentation as required in a timely manner and format as required
  • Other responsibilities as needed.
  • Work with all cross functional teams including but not limited to QA, QC and Facilities.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.
Job Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required with a minimum of 2 years of experience in shipping and receiving within a GMP facility required
  • Possess the willingness to learn warehouse operations in a GMP environment
  • Understand storage of materials unique to Bio Pharma
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to perform highly detailed work
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to accurately perform basic math calculations, including time conversion, fractions, decimals, and percentages.

The pay range for this position is $31.50 - $34.50. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs. Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Shipping and Receiving, Pharmaceutical, Supply Chain, Laboratory, Biotech, Operations, Science

Charles River Laboratories At A Glance

Charles River Laboratories is a visionary leader in the development and delivery of advanced drug therapies. We provide essential products and services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe, to help accelerate their research and drug development efforts. At Charles River, we view every day as an opportunity to improve global health and people's lives. Our dedicated employees are focused on providing clients with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery, early-stage development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them. Your moment to use your talents to make a real difference is here and now. Learn more about Charles River Laboratories and our opportunities at: jobs.criver.com
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