Shire Sr. Warehouse Driver in Van Nuys, California

Monitor scheduled activities by shift with respect to orders, door assignments, dispatch of drayman, and contract carriers supporting production and various other departments on a daily basis

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist transportation function by directing carrier drivers on empty trailer dropping and load pick-up processes.

• Operate tractor-trailer combination

• Perform daily pre-trip and safety inspections on equipment

• Hook/unhook trailers from a tractor

• Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including but not limited to: forklift, pallet jack and hand truck

• Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies, including but not limited to: pallets, straps and rope

• Verify and complete required documentation and reports

• Comply with hazardous material regulations and procedures

• Follow dispatch instructions and communicate with dispatch as required, including but not limited to: delays, arrivals and equipment problems

• Demonstrate internal and external customer service

• May be required to perform job duties of a warehouse coordinator when operationally necessary

• Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures

• Complete bill of lading, packing list, seal assignment, and bar code assignments for each order.

• Assists material handlers and supervisors in locating discrepancies and product misplacement.

• Complies with SOPs, GMPs, safety rules and regulations, and departmental procedures Receives and fills orders and performs order status inquiry for all completed orders. Adjusts orders as necessary when damages or shortages occur.

• Fills and prepares inventory for transportation through material handlers and monitors progress throughout shift to assure efficient completion of duties.

• Performs physical counts, cycle counts, and periodic inventory verification.

• Perform other duties as required


Requires strong interpersonal and organization skills.

• Proficient in warehouse management systems and pc environments.

• Must be able to operate forklift and other material handling equipment.

• Must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements

• Ability to count and perform basic math, with or without a calculator

• Basic written and verbal communication skills (documentation, communication with peers, supervisors, etc.)

• Must be able to work independently without direct supervision

Education and/or experience

• High school diploma or equivalent required, AA preferred.

• 1-3 years of warehouse and/or technical office experience

• Must possess a class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and hazardous materials endorsement

• Must possess one (1) year experience within most recent three (3) years

• Must possess acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) based on hiring standards

Physical Demands

• Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.

• In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

Working Environment

• Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.

• Exposure to warehousing and manufacturing areas at +5C including storage freezer at –20C and exposure to human blood plasma.

• No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.

• Will work in a cold, wet environment

• Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.

• Must be able to work overtime as required. (only for non-exempt positions)

• May be required to work in a confined area.

• Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.

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Reasonable Accommodations

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.