AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Warehouse Distribution Assistant in Mount Vernon, Indiana

The Distribution Assistant is responsible for assisting in receiving, storing, and distributing raw materials, bulk products, and packaging components/supplies.


  • Unloads raw materials and packaging supplies from carriers’ unit, inspects vendor trailer for unacceptable conditions, inspects shipment for overage, shortage or damage and notifies Materials Management Technician of any discrepancies.

  • Sorts raw material and packaging supplies by vendor lot, loading stock onto pallets. Cooperates with Receiving Laboratory Samplers in obtaining stock samples.

  • Places the raw material and packaging supplies in their assigned storage areas.

  • Fill requisitions for raw materials and packaging supplies from stock released by material number and batch number by the laboratory and inspection departments.

  • Verifies released status by computer information and hard copies of the release.

  • Delivers requisitioned materials and supplies to their proper destination.

  • Completes necessary documentation for computer data entry.

  • Takes periodic physical counts of the stock.

  • Acts as first decision maker, resolving technical issues through trouble-shooting and using existing knowledge and experience.

  • Performs other duties as required by Warehouse Management.

  • Executes manufacturing processes in compliance with GMPs, site policies, work instructions, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Immediately reports issues to Warehouse Management that have the potential to compromise product quality.

  • Supports on-going change management.

  • Adds in collecting and reporting department metrics and KPIs.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.


  • Basic computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office applications and SAP is desirable.

  • Ability to follow technical work instructions.

  • Experience in a cGMP environment is desirable.

  • Strong math skills and attention to detail.

  • Must be able to handle 250 lb drums from one pallet to another and unload floor loaded trailers routinely, lifting 40 lbs from overhead to floor.

  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team-based environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately; meet schedules and timelines, and handle multiple priorities.


  • Experience with AstraZeneca products.

  • Knowledge of SAP and MS Office Suite.

  • Knowledge of DEA regulations beneficial.

  • Experience in a production environment and Warehouse management experience is highly desirable.

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