Logistics Specialist in San Jose, California at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

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Job ID: MOL002477

About Us

Molecular Devices is one of the world's leading providers of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software, and consumables for life science research, pharmaceutical, and biotherapeutic development. Included within a broad product portfolio are platforms for high-throughput screening, genomic and cellular analysis, colony selection, and microplate detection. These leading-edge products enable scientists to improve productivity and effectiveness, ultimately accelerating research and the discovery of new therapeutics. Molecular Devices is committed to the continual development of innovative solutions for life science applications. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices around the globe.

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The Logistics Specialist will be responsible for arranging shipments with our Shipping carriers and freight forwarders to our external customers.  They will also arrange shipments to our internal customers, field service engineers and sales representatives for demonstrations. They will prepare all compliance paperwork accurately for the shippers and maintain all the necessary paperwork for our records.  The Logistics Specialist will oversee the life cycle of shipments, including the physical picking of products, packing of products, paperwork preparation, and shipping (UPS/FedEx/DHL terminals). They will also provide shipping information to our internal customers and track shipments across multiple channels. This role has full accountability of all shipments arranged. Due to the nature of the role and business requirements, extended hours may be required. This role will report to the Warehouse Supervisor and has the potential for career growth.  

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate materials for delivery orders to customer sites as needed
  • Responsible for enforcement of transportation agreements & services, export controls and containment of domestic and international freight expenses
  • Maintain trade compliance and perform a wide variety of planning, scheduling, coordinating and reporting tasks in support of the manufacturing workflow
  • Coordinate and monitors workflow, assisting in scheduling and prioritizing activities in assigned logistic area
  • Maintain compliance with ISO 9000, IATA, OSHA, DOT, FAA, and FDA Guidelines.  
  • Perform customer service function by coordinating and interacting with internal and external customers to resolve shipping issues.  May specialize in shipment of dangerous/hazardous goods.
  • Arrange RMA returns shipments
  • Physical picking of products, packing of products, verification of paperwork and shipping using the UPS/FedEx/DHL terminals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Job Requirements


  • 1 - 2 years of experience as a Logistics Specialist
  • Minimum high school diploma 
  • Certified as Forklift Operator is preferred
  • Proven experience with FedEx, UPS and DHL shipping terminals
  • Proven experience working with confidential or sensitive information
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and Oracle preferred.
  • Ability to work extended hours dependent on business need

Skills and Attributes 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team Player
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes
  • Quick Learner  
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in domestic and international shipments
  • Results oriented – has track record for delivery results, takes ownership and is accountable
  • Stretch oriented – embraces and thrives on challenge
  • Continuous improvement oriented – participates in Kaizens, has familiarity with lean principles 
  • Customer Service oriented – high sense of urgency 

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
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