Distribution Clerk



Visalia, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

The Opportunity:

Intermediate level position; responsible for ensuring that all shipping and receiving documents and functions are completed accurately and on time. Communicates with customers as required and, with the Transportation Department, develops inbound and outbound freight schedules.

Avantor is looking for a dedicated and experienced Distribution Clerk to optimize our Visalia Distribution Center, delivering results against some of the most complex business and technology initiatives.

This role will be a full-time position based out Visalia, CA. You will have the opportunity to partner with customers and the transportation department to develop inbound and outbound freight schedules. If you have experience in distribution and are passionate about solving complex challenges and driving innovation – let’s talk!

The team

Avantor’s warehouse center is part of our Distribution and Logistics team. This team supports the innovation and growth objectives of major laboratories across the globe by helping with the integration of new technology solutions into their lab processes and operations.

What we’re looking for

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Experience: 6+ months in distribution preferred

How you will thrive and create an impact

  • Schedule inbound and outbound freight to comply with warehouse operations and capacities
  • Ensure proper labels and tickets have been applied before shipping
  • Maintain good security habits at dock doors
  • Assist in loading and unloading trucks as needed, along with operating equipment such as forklifts on an as needed basis
  • Ensure accuracy of all receiving and shipping activities
  • Gather and maintain all data and records relative to shipping and receiving activities
  • Enter data into systems
  • Assist in resolving and discrepancies
  • Direct and oversee the pallet control and exchange program
  • Participate in cycle counts and help maintain accurate inventory


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Why Avantor?

Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.

The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.

We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!

Pay Transparency:

The expected pre-tax pay for this position is

$36,000.00 - $60,000.00

Actual pay may differ depending on relevant factors such as prior experience and geographic location.

EEO Statement:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.

3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.