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Logistics Specialist in San Jose, California at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 11/18/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: MOL002199

About Us

Molecular Devices, LLC creates innovative, high-quality bioanalysis solutions that increase our customers’ productivity.  By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose, to be our customers'  first choice for systems, consumables, software, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.  Our core values are critical elements of our past and future success -- The best team wins.  Customers talk, we listen.  Continuous improvement is our way of life.  Leading edge innovation defines our future.  We compete for our shareholders.

Molecular Devices offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.

Molecular Devices is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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 will 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


  • 5 years of experience as a Logistics Specialist
  • Certified as Forklift Operator 
  • 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 (2 weeks at the end of month will require extensive over time)
  • Must be able to physically lift products to prepare shipments (50 lbs) 

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 
Culture:   The right candidate for this role will embody both the Molecular Devices and Danaher culture.  Below are key attributes this candidate will possess. 
  • Analytical. This leader seeks out facts and evaluates relationships and dependencies.
  • Results-driven. Demonstrating initiative and personal accountability to meet work demands according to highest standards, while being able to prioritize and balance competing needs, will be key to success.
  • Both a competitive and team player. This individual speaks to results yet gives credit to the team.
  • Humble and self-aware. Helping drive a culture of respect across all associates, functions and levels while championing D&I and focusing on results is a must. This candidate understands their personal areas of development and actively works on weaknesses.
  • Clear communicator. Strong experience in developing effective internal communications and a clear, succinct style is desired.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.