Material Handler

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Inspects, verifies and accepts or rejects supplies and equipment delivered to City of Hope loading dock. Collects all necessary paperwork/documentation, such as packing slips, bills of lading, control copies, logs, delivery tickets etc, for tracking purposes. Assists Material Specialists with items for return shipment to involved departments and vendors. Responsible to Warehouse management for the safe, timely and efficient distribution and/or redistribution of materials to the Medical Center's department.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Inspects incoming orders on the dock to verify type, quantity, and condition against orders.
  • Attaches documentation to packages for shipment of materials, parts, finished goods and related items. Collects delivery tickets, shipping records, bills of lading and other documentation for receiving files.
  • Collects documentation concerned with storage and distribution of material including receipts, stock issue requisition copies and signed delivery tickets.
  • Interfaces with the General Stores, CSPT, OR, OSC, Radiology etc to assure that requisitioned supplies are delivered efficiently, timely and in good order.
  • Advises warehouse management of existing or potential conditions that may adversely affect supply and/or equipment receipt or distribution.
  • Monitors vehicle performance and advises management of performance concerns.
  • Delivers supplies, mail and equipment to City of Hope departments on the Duarte campus and off campus (Flower building, Monrovia Administration Center, Development Center, Irwindale Administrative Offices, South Pasadena, Pasadena and Arcadia Clinics and other delivery and pick-up locations as required).
  • Assures accurate completion of delivery documentation.
  • Delivers specialty and priority mail and material according to established procedures and schedules; may include specimens, hazardous materials and cash. Accurately delivers mail, packages and material per address and obtains proper signatures as well as print signatures as required.
  • Drives delivery vehicles in a safe efficient manner.
  • Moves and arranges furniture and equipment as required for events, meetings, and department moves.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • High School or equivalent
  • Two years experience in receiving, warehousing or material handling, prefer health care environment
  • May lift up to 100 pounds of force, and/or up to 50 pounds lifting frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of lifting constantly to move objects.

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Valid California Driver's License and good driving record for insurance purposes.

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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