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Date Added: Mon 07/06/2021

Manufacturing Picker/Stocker Associate

Batavia, IL, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Manufacturing Picker/Stocker Associate 

Batavia, IL


Flinn Scientific, the industry leader in enabling science teachers to educate young minds in both the US and Canada, is seeking a Manufacturing Picker/Stocker Associate.  We are looking for the very best candidates who are dedicated to working safely yet efficiently and can work on many production orders at once. If you take pride in your work and have a 'can-do' attitude, we want to talk with you!


You will hold a critical role in our company by being part of a dynamic, hardworking team that impacts the growth of Flinn by manufacturing products that go directly to our customers.  You will work closely with other 'go-getter' team members to conduct quantity and quality control checks, record information, and maintain inventory in an organized manner. You will have a direct influence and ability to make a difference within the science community as our organization continues to grow.  


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You will be responsible for transporting, picking, storing, and distributing products within warehouse. Using RF scanners to pick bulk for production orders as well as utilizing pallet jack equipment, carts and/or forklifts are a central part of this role. You may be required to work occasional scheduled overtime and/or Saturdays during peak work periods.


The Manufacturing Picker/Stocker Associate - Day-to-Day:  

  • You will be responsible for successfully completing all necessary safety training and demonstrate the ability to work within a culture of safety as our number one priority.
  • Understand and interpret instructions on Production Orders which describe the components including chemicals, supplies, and apparatus needed to assemble sub components or kits. Accurately and efficiently picks inventory per prioritized pick route.
  • You will arrange stock in specified sequence for put away by team members and other workers.
  • Complete necessary quality and quantity control checks to ensure complete and total accuracy of multiple components including chemicals being packaged.
  • Inspect materials, products, and containers at each step of picking/stocking process for correctness and report all discrepancies to supervisor. 
  • Open boxes, cartons and other containers and examine replenishment stock to verify product matches product on shelf and is properly labeled.
  • Use an electronic balance for getting counts or weights. Shrink wrap finished products using the L-Bar Sealer and the Heat Tunnel.
  • Organize components to make assembly of finished good most efficient.
  • You will operate stand up double reach fork truck to pick orders and put away inventory and perform routine forklift checklist every day.
  • Stack finished products onto skids either individually or boxed. Move products throughout warehouse through the use of pallet jacks, cart, or hand truck. Conveys materials and items from receiving area to storage.
  • Fills verbal and written requests for materials or other stock items and delivers items as necessary.


  • You will maintain inventory in orderly and organized manner. Sort and place materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to bar code storage system. Arranges stock in specified sequence for put away by team members and other workers.
  • Properly records information such as production process time and date packaged on work order via computer tracking system.
  • Use computer and/or scanning gun to create labels for finished products. Mark items with the appropriate Flinn Item # when necessary. Uses hand held computer scan gun to accurately record product location, quantity, and move location.
  • During summer months and at other times of the year may be assigned to perform duties and responsibilities of warehouse associate in our Distribution Group.


What You Bring to the Team

  • Ability to work on multiple production orders simultaneously hence the ability to stay organized is essential and crucial.
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, SOP's and work orders.  
  • Ability to safely operate forklifts and other lift equipment upon successful completion of training.
  • Understanding of inventory control systems: bar coding, bin locations, inventory moves.
  • Experience in the using measuring devices; such as but not limited to electronic balances and scales
  • Legible and comprehendible writing skills.
  • Ability to consistently meet productivity, attendance and quality standards while working in a safe and organized manner.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Patience when working with others
  • Possesses above average mathematical skills including ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals as well as compute rate, ratio, and percent while using a calculator.


What You Are Good At and What's Important To You

  • Business Acumen - business operations excite you and you understand the impact of warehouse operations on the success of the company
  • Deadline oriented - able to work effectively under narrow time limitations to produce accurate results.
  • Problem Solving - using initiative and judgment in dealing with work flow and uncertain situations.  Takes the "next logical safe step".
  • Safety Focused - Follows established safety procedures and performs duties in a safe, conscientious manner and identifies areas for improvement.
  • Integrity - you have high standards and expect the same from all others in the organization
  • You are goal oriented, results-focused and a high achiever with an optimistic, “can-do” attitude
  • You display effective time management and organizational skills and utilize available resources


What You Need to be Successful 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Six months to a year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Forklift certification is preferred.


What You Should Know About this Work Environment & Physical Demands of the Job

  • Ability to stand the majority of the work day
  • Wear appropriate safety shoes and long pants when working in the Repack department
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (such as; gloves, eyewear, and sleeves) and/or work under a fume hood when required
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands & fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move 30-50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds with assistance
  • The warehouse temperature fluctuates with outside temperatures.   Manufacturing/Warehouse environment and while facility is heated it is not air-conditioned.  

Culture is Important to Us and Should Be to You

The Flinn Scientific Mission, Philosophy and Values commit each one of us to build strong relationships with our customers and teammates.  These relationships are built upon a foundation of open communication, honesty, trust and respect.  We define the behaviors we will use to work with one another to achieve continuous improvement and growth in our roles, as well as in our relationships.  We believe that by embracing and practicing our core values, the culture created will push us forward in our ability to achieve both personal and company goals and make everyone's experience at Flinn enjoyable.


Why Flinn Scientific?

  • Compensated with a competitive wage

  • Full benefits available
  • Flinn Gives Back! Every year we participate in philanthropy events/fundraisers for various charity organizations
  • Fun office events and celebrations


Flinn Scientific, Inc. is an EEO and ADA employer.

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