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Danaher Corporation Material Handler II - Bulk Chemistry - 1st Shift in Ames, Iowa


The Material Handler role is critical to the department success to ensure quality, safety and on time delivery metrics are satisfied. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of inventory counts, product put away and assist Planners to ensure proper stock levels.

SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 6:30am-3:00pm . Overtime may be required.


  • Processes customer returns.

  • Issues, addresses and responds to material non-conformance/GCS’s as required.

  • Communicates with Buyer(s) if materials arrive in suspect condition. Must use good judgment to determine if materials should be refused due to damage.

  • Prepares customer replacement parts and repack parts.

  • Prepares materials and delivers materials to designated locations through the use of manual or powered equipment.

  • Enters appropriate information into Lot Tracking System (LOTS) to maintain quality records and traceability

  • Performs Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) transactions as directed by planner/manager.

  • inspects material for conformance to standards. Inspects for visible damage to materials.

  • Displays received materials in such a fashion that control and placement of materials by others can be done efficiently and safely.

  • Performs cycle count duties for assigned inventory items

  • Reconciles inventory discrepancies. Will work with Inventory Control to correct inventory discrepancies.

  • Prepares periodic inventory accuracy reports as required.

  • Keeps work area neat and orderly.

  • Completes daily reports, audits and cell boards.

  • Works with Planner/manager to ensure proper order management and planning to meet quality and On-Time Delivery.

  • Responsible for Material presentation, Kan-Ban management, and 5S.

  • May be required to review all part shortages in the cell, place on expedite if needed, and turn in hot ticket to receiving the day the part is due.

  • May be required to gather P/N label requirements from each cell, produce labels, and return to the cell

Other Non Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Inventory Management experience preferred (i.e., inventory transactions, cycle counting, & material handling).

  • 2-4 years material handling or equivalent experience required

  • Must have basic math skills

  • Computer and keyboard experience required.

  • Must be able to work with a high degree of accuracy for counting parts, inspecting parts and solving inventory problems.

  • Must be able to work with frequent interruptions.

  • Must have strong understanding of ERP and transactional processes

  • Must have a good working knowledge of Kan-Ban and DMP processes.

  • Requires associate to pass fork truck driving test

  • Ability to maintain good driving record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described herein 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to stand/or sit( select locations, see below), squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The Loveland facility requires continuous standing for duration of the shift.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Must safely operate material handling equipment (ie: fork lifts and fork trucks).

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.