Material Handler in Vista, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

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Job ID: PAT000578

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. 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.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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Primary responsibility for this position will be for supporting the buyer/planners and production operations so that others may maximize their time in value-adding work. Delivering, staging, and removing parts and supplies for production cells to enable a smooth production flow. Communicate the withdrawal and production Kanban systems. 

Leica Biosystems Pathology Imaging, Inc. 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.

Major Responsibilities 
  • Primary for the pulling and physical replenishment of direct materials
  • Collaborates with Purchasing personnel to ensure seamless Kanban fulfillment process. 
  • Co-owner of Kanban pull system – works closely with the Procurement coordinator to ensure appropriate bin sizes and order triggers are optimal. 
  • Coordinates the movement of materials to production to meet production the production plan. 
  • Uses efficient work processes and follows standard work in the performance of daily routines. 
  • Responsible for inventory cycle counts and the investigation of variances. Assists the warehouse operation as needed.

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma/GED or higher
  • Previous experience in related field 
  • Experience with using ERP system to account for material movement
  • Kanban experience 
  • SAP experience 
  • Strong math aptitude
  • MS Office  (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel) 
  • English
  • No travel is required for this position.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and initiative skills.
Key Relationships

  • Purchasing
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Warehouse
  • None needed
Physical Demands & Working Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical demands:  This position requires walking, sitting or standing to a significant degree and lifting to 50 pounds. During work, the incumbent may be subject to external weather conditions.

Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special program events
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, 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.
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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.