Material Operations Clerk II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Administrative Support


Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   



Under general supervision of department manager and department supervisor, the Material Operations Clerk II is part of a team that unloads, processes and delivers goods, freight, personal packages and mail daily to Center locations both on and off the main campus.  This position requires accuracy, attention to detail, good driving skills, and a consistently high level of customer service. Successful team members will also exhibit higher level problem solving skills and good interpersonal communication with our partners in Purchasing and our customers, as well as the ability to work on higher level tasks with minimal supervision.  Adhering to product handling/storage guidelines, proper chain of custody for all product and confidentiality guidelines is essential.


Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Unload and load trucks
  • Examine freight and notify supervisor or manager of any damage or shortages
  • Contact buyer/owner to provide specifics and assist in determining intermediate course of action/disposition
  • Advise supervisor or manager of all activities for further assistance or follow up
  • Receive and process goods from vendors
  • Verify all part numbers, quantities and purchase order information
  • Notify buyer of any discrepancies and assist in determining course of action/dispositio. 
  • Follow proper handling, packaging and storage guidelines for perishables, chemicals and hazardous goods
  • Enter receipts into the PeopleSoft system and attach documentation to goods for proper routing to end users
  • Route packages to Vuetura stations and barcode packages for delivery
  • Deliver packages throughout the Center verifying correct delivery location and obtaining delivery confirmation using handheld scanners
  • Assist Purchasing and customers in resolving delivery issues using PeopleSoft and Vuetura inventory/tracking histories as well as FedEx and UPS websites
  • Pick up and deliver mail at designated mailstop locations
  • Drive department vans for off-campus deliveries and pickups
  • Fulfill stockroom requests by picking, processing and delivering goods to customers
  • Assist with in-house moves transporting equipment and records for customers by completing assigned work orders
  • Provide customer service to department visitors using the mail system or picking up packages
  • Answer telephone inquiries and defer to supervisor or manager when appropriate
  • Assist customers with the processing of FedEx domestic and International packages
  • Assist other team members as necessary
  • Keep work spaces clean, organized and free of clutter
  • Operate hand trucks, carts, vehicles, handheld scanners, computers, faxes, printers, powered and non-powered pallet jacks, table lifts and forklifts
  • Position requires frequent lifting of items up to 50lbs, and occasional lifting of items up to 100lbs. 
  • Position requires frequent bending, stooping, reaching, walking and lifting
  • Work area includes enclosed offices, loading docks, vehicles, and outdoor parking areas in weather


  • High School diploma, GED or the equivalent
  • One year of related experience, preferably in material handling, shipping, receiving or delivery
  • Ability to lift and move 50lbs on a regular basis
  • Experience working in an environment that practices electronic record keeping and transacting
  • Oracle/PeopleSoft/Outlook experience is desirable.  Valid Washington State driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.  Previous experience with handheld scanners/barcode scanning and forklift experience is desirable
  • Good customer service, problem solving and communication skills

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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