Materials Handler II (Contract) 

PTx is devoted to developing and commercializing medicines and combination therapies that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with cancer and other serious diseases. We are united in our passion for improving the treatment of cancer and other diseases and our desire to make a meaningful contribution to outcomes. We believe that innovation is not enough. In today’s challenging healthcare climate, we strive to develop and assess our products based on the real-world impact they have in improving the quality and duration of our patients’ lives. We measure our success in the birthdays, anniversaries, and other important life moments that our patients are able to enjoy.


PTx has recently acquired global rights to Leukine (Sargramostim). Leukine is the only licensed FDA-approved GM-CSF, and PTx is investing in Leukine to position it for growth. With Leukine, PTx acquired its state-of-the-art Northpointe (NP) manufacturing facility in Lynnwood and we are North of Seattle, just a few minutes from downtown (but far enough out of, traffic and high cost of living in the city!). We are an established team with a renewed energy to seize on an exciting opportunity. PTx is a small company full of opportunities and ambition and we need outstanding people to join our team to help realize our mission.

The Materials Management Department is responsible for commercial drug manufacturing raw material warehousing services as well as general site warehousing services. These responsibilities cover GMP inventory management and control, general warehouse storage, dock receipts from external suppliers, receipt and material inspections, entry of purchase order receipts into the inventory control system and customer service to support commercial production material needs and general site warehousing support. Materials Management also supports Health, Environment and Safety by collating and processing site hazardous waste streams for site removal.



  • Segregates, inspects, and documents GMP raw materials receipts per department standard operating procedures (SOPs); generates, inspects, and applies internal labeling; labels and stores per specifications and label criteria.

  • Performs cycle counts on GMP raw materials and assists in investigations of discrepancies.

  • Monitors expiring batches of raw materials, notifies appropriate groups of expiration, and coordinates raw material removal and disposal.

  • Performs a variety of SAP receipt, movement, issue, and adjustment transactions on GMP raw materials

  • Segregates, classifies, inventories, labels, and documents hazardous waste; characterizes all waste material for storage and disposal according to WA Dept. of Ecology, EPA, and DOT regulations.

  • Transfers hazardous waste from production to accumulation area; schedules and monitors waste pick-up; completes shipment documentation; uses waste vendor software for notification, waste tracking, manifesting, and report generation.

  • Disposes all hazardous waste in accordance with all local, state and federal laws.

  • Unloads, inspects, and receives all materials; communicates and resolves discrepancies with Materials Planning, Purchasing and Accounting as necessary; delivers materials to end-users.

  • Assists with returns to vendor and other shipments.

  • Performs daily inspections of warehousing equipment; reports problems and potential problems to Engineering/Facilities.

  • Maintains warehouse areas in clean and organized conditions.

  • Revises departmental SOPs as necessary

  • Responds to course of business and after hour equipment and area alarms

  • Supports internal departments customer needs related to materials management functions.

  • Identifies and executes any required business or supply agreements and contracts with external material and service providers; negotiates pricing on an annual or as needed basis.

*Key responsibilities may differ among employees with the same job title and may change overtime, in accordance with the business needs. 

LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: ☐ N/A if this position does not have direct reports.

Effectively leaders staff by providing management oversight, communicating objectives, setting expectations, managing performance and providing coaching. Effectively interacts with, communicates with, and contributes to site management for completion of site goals and cross-functional projects.


  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma.

  • 1-3 Years’ experience in a GMP environment

  • Experience using desktop computers, standard business computer software (MS Word, Excel) and computerized inventory and purchasing systems.


  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma.

  • 1-3 Years’ experience in a GMP environment

  • Experience using desktop computers, standard business computer software (MS Word, Excel) and computerized inventory and purchasing systems.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

For all inquiries please contact Brooklyn Borges at 


(781) 218-9394


19 Muzzey Street

Lexington, MA 02421

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