Covance Shipping Material Handler in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Overview

Covance is seeking a FT Material Handler, at the Madison, WI facility. This is a 1st Shift 40HR role, paid hourly.

The Material Handler II is responsible for performing a variety of activities related to receiving, distributing, storing, dispensing, inventory control and/or shipping of samples, supplies, controlled substances, mail and/or other materials to meet company standards of quality, customer service, safety, and productivity.

Loads and unloads freight in a safe manner. Operates any material handling equipment safely and efficiently. Makes certain all equipment needed for handling and moving of goods is available and in safe working condition

• Verify contents of material received under purchase orders.

• Report shortages, damages, and incorrect shipments on appropriate forms and to designated personnel.

• Using internal computer systems, enter purchase order, sample, and/or inventory receipts, perform inquiries and print appropriate paperwork. Prepare logs for P-Card, Internet order and Freight receipts. Enter requisitions for select items based on inventory.

• Deliver materials or samples to proper locations.

• Ensure proper rotation and organization of stock and participate in physical inventories. Trace problems related to discrepancies and work with Buyer/RCP’s to resolve.


Level of education required:High School diploma or GED.

  • Professional certifications: receive and maintain DOT/IATA training certification.


Years of experience in the job discipline:1-3 years of experience.

  • Previous experience operating material handling equipment is beneficial.

Job Location(s) US-WI-Madison

Job Number 2017-14919

Job Category Logistics/Shipping

Position Type Full-Time