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Material Handler II

Adaptive Biotechnologies

Adaptive Biotechnologies

Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

At Adaptive, we’re Powering the Age of Immune Medicine. Our goal is to harness the power of the adaptive immune system to transform the way diseases are diagnosed and treated.

As an Adapter, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. With Adaptive, you’ll create a career highlight through collaboration with bright, curious colleagues working at the apex of innovation and application.

It’s time for your next chapter. Discover your story with Adaptive.

Position Overview

As a Material Handler II at Adaptive, you’ll be responsible for assisting the clinical laboratory operations and research labs maintain the right levels of inventory. We are seeking team-oriented and energetic individuals who have previous experience in highly regulated environments.

Material Handlers reconcile receipts, move, store, and distribute various non-hazardous and hazardous materials, laboratory components, and business supplies. Working with closely related departments, you’ll conduct an array of activities to replenish raw materials and supplies where they are needed.

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Perform all work in adherence to our standard operating procedures and regulatory requirements such as ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR Part 820, documenting nonconformances and suggesting improvements as needed
  • Provide guidance to entry-level staff
  • If qualified, perform DG /HazMat shipments
  • Perform structured problem solving to identify root causes and corrective actions
  • Accurately receive and putaway inbound materials
  • Pick and prepare orders for outbound shipment
  • Stock laboratories and warehouse areas
  • Cycle count materials and investigate variances
  • Work with appropriate staff to reconcile purchase orders and packing slips
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • BS/BA degree preferred; High School Diploma/Associates degree required
  • 1 year of material handling experience in a highly regulated environment (GMP, ISO etc.)
  • Lean or Six Sigma training preferred
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • High attention to detail and ability to adhere to SOP’s
  • A can-do, customer-oriented attitude
  • Dependability is a critical function of this role, requiring consistent attendance, reliable performance, and the ability to fulfill duties with reliability and trustworthiness

Working Conditions

This position will have an early shift starting around 6:30am PST. Occasional overtime may be required.

Physical Requirements

Candidates must be able to:

  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Lift objects up to 50 pounds
  • Push and pull wheeled objects up to 800 pounds
  • Occasionally work in a walk-in freezer (-25°C/-13°F)


Hourly Rate: $21.25 - $28.75

Other compensation elements include:

  • equity grant

Interested in this position, but don’t meet all the requirements? Adaptive is committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams across our organization. Please consider applying even if your experience doesn’t match all the qualifications; you may be the exact candidate we’re searching for!

Adaptive is not currently sponsoring candidates requiring work authorization support for this position.

Adaptive’s posted compensation information includes a base salary (or hourly rate) range and summary of other available total compensation. The base salary range represents a minimum-to-maximum salary (or hourly rate) available to candidates upon extension of offer. Base salary is thoughtfully considered upon offer and is determined through multiple evaluation checks throughout the interview process, including: a candidate’s ability to meet minimum qualifications (skills/experience/education), a candidate’s ability to thoughtfully address preferred qualifications, current market conditions, and internal pay equity. Listed base salary is exclusive of bonus, commission, equity, differential pay, benefits, and other incentives.

Adaptive's benefits at-a-glance.

Adaptive Biotechnologies is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. Please refer the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters for more information. If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email hr@adaptivebiotech.com.

If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail accommodations@adaptivebiotech.com. This email is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Adaptive Biotechnologies values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners and will only accept resumes from those partners who have active agreements with Adaptive. Adaptive Biotechnologies is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Adaptive Biotechnologies who is not a member of the Human Resources team.