Material Handler


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3T 5Y3


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.




Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Material Handler for our Winnipeg Location. The select candidate will have a high school diploma and a minimum of four years of experience in a warehouse setting. Must have basic knowledge of MS programs and data entry experience with exceptional accuracy. Experience with a computerized inventory system is considered highly beneficial. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.




Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.


We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.





The Material Handler is responsible for managing and maintaining materials/finished product inventories in the EBCI warehouses.  The incumbent is also responsible for the moving, storing, and issuance of materials in the ERP system (SAP).




  • Performs the organized movement and storage of all incoming controlled materials and consumables; May require the use of a pallet stacker/ forklift when placing materials in the appropriate places in the warehouse racking system
  • Issues consumable materials according to KanBan cards/requests and is responsible for distributing those materials in a timely manner
  • Dispenses controlled/uncontrolled chemical and non-chemical materials using our ERP system.
  • Responsible for receiving incoming and shipping outgoing goods/products using an ERP system and following guidelines/policies
  • Enters products received accurately and efficiently in our ERP system.
  • Examines deliveries at receipt to check that containers are not damaged and that the consignment corresponds to the order
  • Immediately identifies specific storage measures and ensures goods/products are stored in accordance of written instructions/procedures
  • Performs the shipment of all goods and products using appropriate temperature management and sufficient packing to provide quality transport
  • Initiates and maintains perpetual, cycle, and physical inventory counts of material and finished product inventories in EBCI warehouses to ensure inventory accuracy
  • Strives to meet company and department goals/objectives by taking the initiative to make improvement suggestions such as reducing/eliminating waste and/or reducing non-value added activities while maintaining the operating guidelines of the company
  • Ensures that communication between fellow employees and other departments are performed in a professional and team oriented manner
  • Ensures that all required documentation is complete and accurate
  • Cleans/sanitizes and maintains the warehouse, shipping/receiving docks, and other assigned work areas
  • Works in accordance with Environmental, Health, and Safety Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.



  • A high school diploma or an equivalent level of education
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a warehouse setting; previous experience in a highly regulated environment such as Pharmaceutical Manufacturing is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Word and Outlook is required; Data entry experience (with accuracy) is considered a must
  • Previous use of a computerized inventory system (e.g. SAP) and previous inventory control experience is highly beneficial
  • Strong attention to detail skills is a requirement
  • Ability to adhere and to properly execute processes and practices
  • A strong work ethic with the ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills



  • Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.
  • Medical assessment required upon hire.


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As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.