Material Handler in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC012037

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 

Beckman Coulter 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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The Materials Handler assists with and/or performs the physical and administrative functions required to ship, receive, store, cycle count and distribute materials, parts, supplies, chemicals and equipment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Unpack and check goods received against purchase order invoices and storage specifications
  • Maintain records of received goods, rejecting unsatisfactory items
  • Lift heavy items up to 45/lbs  and will be standing and walking for long periods of time
  • Operating a forklift (as needed) not a main function of the job and other equipment such as pallet jacks 
  • Prepare goods for shipment and maintain records of shipped goods
  • Examine, stock and distributes materials 
  • Prepare kitting packages for assembly production 

Job Requirements


  • 2+ years’ experience in Materials Handler position
  • 2+ years’ experience in inventory control
  • 2+ years’ experience in operating a reach stacker, wave truck and or pallet truck
  • Able to read, understand and adhere to detailed policies, instructions and procedures
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must communicate effectively, sharing accurate and complete information/ideas using courtesy, tact, and correct grammar
  • Must be very detailed oriented
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, while maintaining quality and safety standards at all times
  • Basic math and computer skills 
  • Able to stand, bend and/ or kneel per job requirement
  • Able to work and use lifts and or climbing ladders
  • Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time 
  • Ability and desire to work in a team orientated environment
  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.
  • Required to have steel toe shoes

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.