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Specialist, Shipping and Receiving for a Laboratory

Carrie Rikon & Associates, LLC.
Eastover, SC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Title

Specialist, Shipping and Receiving for a Laboratory


Global Logistics

Primary Responsibilities

Import and Export

The Specialist. Shipping and receiving will serve as the lead for site packaging/shipping needs. Ensures that packages are shipped according to required laws and guidelines, including availability of permits as needed. Ensures that chain of custody is maintained during all parts of the packaging/shipping process. Schedules and monitors shipments for internal and external clients. Works in collaboration with the various departments as required.

Tasks Performed

  • Package and ship according to local, provincial, federal, and International laws and guidelines as set forth by the Transport Quebec/Transport Canada and/or the International Air Transport Association (lATA).
  • Ensure that relevant permits and licenses are up to date for Imports and Exports of various Biological and Chemical materials. Including, but not limited to Health Canada, OCS, CFIA, Environment Canada-CITES, within Canada, and similar regulatory agencies worldwide.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of Canadian import and export processes, including a strong understanding of information required for the production of Customs Invoices.
  • Monitor inbound and outbound shipments, and conform to chain of custody protocols and guidelines. This includes addressing any issues promptly as they come up during the transit/regulatory inspection process, and ensuring that internal/external customers are kept informed.
  • Ensure that the Cold/Cool Chain is not broken when shipping temperature-controlled packages.
  • Responsible for data entry and inventory management for shipments leaving the facility and producing the necessary documentation for shipments leaving all departments. This includes assisting with Clinical Kit distribution process as required.
  • Maintain excellent customer service for internal and external clients, ensuring high levels of communication is maintained throughout the processes. Complete and provide shipping documentation to clients as necessary.
  • Help coordinate and manage Couriers, Freight Forwarders, and Integrators as necessary,
  • Maintain adequate stock levels, and an accurate inventory of shipping supplies, including equipment and packaging.
  • Ensure that equipment and supplies for use in shipping have been appropriately calibrated and/or qualified as required by site procedures.
  • Operate various warehouse related equipment, including but not limited to a pallet jack, mechanical lift, carts, etc.
  • Unload and transport supplies and equipment as necessary.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties, and follow all safety procedures
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, and technologies to improve productivity and increase efficiencies within the team. Assist in stockroom and off-site storage facilities, maintain stock, working at off-site location minimum two days per week.



High School minimum, College degree preferred


Multiple years working in international shipping arena, preferably within healthcare logistics, pharma or Specialist Freight Forwarding industry, with experience working within GxP environments, and the shipping of temperature sensitive materials internationally.


Must have a valid driver's license and verified clean driver's record.

lATA/Transport Canada Dangerous Goods certification (working knowledge is preferred), or the ability to pass certification within 30 days of employment.

Other requirements:

Strong communication and organizational skills, proven ability to multi task at an expert level while maintaining a strong level of attention to detail, computer literacy with email, database, and other Microsoft Office applications (such as excel). Experience with classifications via the Harmonized System

Tariff Schedule as well as rules surrounding valuing product for Customs purposes is preferred.


• Must regularly move about inside the work area to access file cabinets, office machinery.

• Regularly required to position self to use laboratory equipment.

• Regularly handle tools and controls, and must be able to feel objects.

• Regularly reach with hands and arms.

• Regularly use a hand truck.

• Frequently bend, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

• The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 Ibs.

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color

vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

• Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity

machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

• Must regularly communicate with employees/customers to exchange accurate information.


• General laboratory working conditions.

• Regularly wear protective clothing (hair net, gloves, lab coat, safety glasses).

• Frequently work with biohazards and dangerous goods.

• While performing duties of the job, the employee may work near moving mechanical parts.

• Regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Carrie Rikon & Associates, LLC.


Eastover, SC
29044 USA


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