Integrated DNA Technologies

  • Material Handler

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/6/2018 10:58 AM)
    # of Openings
    SaSuM 7:00A-8:00P (United States of America)
  • Overview

    The Material Handler ensures that Production and Research groups have necessary materials by stocking, fulfillment of requests and completion of transactions in the ERP system that support accurate financial reporting and inventory stock levels.


    Essential Functions:

    • Stocks production spaces with direct materials and supplies on a routine basis as part of a visual stocking system
    • Utilizes item request database, fills, picks and delivers orders
    • Completes a variety of inventory transactions in the ERP system
    • Counts inventory to ensure accuracy
    • Participates in inventory-related process improvement events
    • Supports operations at local off-site facilities, on occasion by moving material between sites (including driving IDT-owned vehicles)
    • Runs reports and uses information to take action on expired, obsolete or excess inventory
    • Operates hand and electric-powered carts, pallet jacks, forklifts and other equipment
    • Interacts frequently with wide range of personnel in person and occasionally via e-mail, phone, or two-way radio
    • Updates inventory-related spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
    • Performs other duties as assigned



    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Valid Iowa driver’s license required 

    Professional Experience:

    • Previous warehouse experience preferred
    • Previous ERP experience preferred

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to prioritize workload and solve practical problems related to inventory control
    • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management in both written and verbal format.
    • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
    • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

    Constant (67%-100% of work day)

    • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

    Frequent (34-66% of work day)

    • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
    • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
    • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

    Occasional (33% or less of work day)

    • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
    • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.
    • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.
    • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.
    • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

    Visual Acuity:

    • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
    • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.
    • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

    Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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