Mercy Health

  • Materials Handler Lead

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Day, Evenings, Holidays, Weekends, Nights
    US-LA-Baton Rouge
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.



    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    The Lead Material Handler is responsible for providing the highest level of accuracy within each aspect of customer order fulfillment. This includes, but is not limited to, receiving product, stocking/replenishment, product selection, routing completed orders to the appropriate trailer, maintaining a safe work environment; and providing direction from the management team to assigned staff. Utilization of computers will apply. Performance consistent with guidelines established by the Director of Operations and the Operations Management Team of the CSC will be essential. Adherence to the goals and philosophy of Sisters Mercy Health System, the Code of Professional and Business Ethics and The Employee Code of Conduct is required.


    Attitude – Effectively practices and promotes teamwork in all duties. Actions are consistent with objectives and goals for department, distribution center, and health system. Remembers that patients are at the end of our supply chain.

    Quality of Work – Performs duties in a manner that insures inventory accuracy throughout the health system. Verifies products, quantities, and insures label integrity. Provides notification of item maintenance when required. Actual accuracy performance consistent with established standards.

    Quantity of Work – Consistently produces work volumes relative to established standards. Recommend new methods and techniques in material handling.

    Job Knowledge – Knowledge of products and procedures relative to job duties, distribution center, pharmaceutical repackaging, and health system operations.
    Judgement – Makes decisions based upon job knowledge and experience. Considers all impacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgement sensible and reliable. Assign work to and check work of assigned support employees.
    Industry - Utilizes available work hours effectively. Actively seeks other tasks upon completion.

    Communication – Provides direction to assigned staff to maximize the efficient fulfillment of orders. Instruct assigned support employees in the proper methods, techniques, and procedures of material handling. Alerts Management Team of resource needs or safety issues.
    Dependability & Empowerment – Completion of assignments without follow up. Ability to identify, adapt, and pursue priorities. Provides proper communication of unresolved issues in a timely manner.

    Safety - Observes universal precautions consistently. Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate. Plays a daily part of maintaining a safe work environment.

    Personal Appearance - Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code. Attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.

    Attendance – Adheres to Health System attendance standards. Provides advanced notification of absence where possible.


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


    Education: High School diploma.
    Experience: 3 years experience in a similar position
    Other: Demonstrated mathematical ability to count accurately and follow written instructions. Must be able to manage multiple, complex instructions simultaneously. Ability to operate forklift and “rider” pallet jacks. Must b able to demonstrate the ability to safely and repetitively lift and carry a 50 pound load as exhibited during a post-offer functional capacity testing process. Ability to work long hours in a warehouse preparing and loading freight. Familiarity with computers and keyboard proficiency. Knowledge and/or experience with the TecSys Warehouse Management System. Full list of physical demands/Job screen is available upon request, but includes the following minimums: Constant standing/walking; frequent pushing  force; occasional bending/reaching/lifting floor to waist; minimal squatting/crouching/kneeling/overhead reach/lifting overhead/carrying

    Preferred Experience: Knowledege and experience with lot controlled and expiration dated product handling. 


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


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