Materials Management Tech I

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Purchasing/Materials Management

Employment Type:
Full time


Materials Management Staff have direct communication with vendors, manufacturers and shipping and receiving staff for materials procurement. Staff has varying tasks associated with each area of the CMCF and the Pasquarello Tissue Laboratory (PTL). Performs a variety of duties to receive, distribute, assemble and store incoming materials, instruments, supplies, and small equipment into storage or user departments as directed. Also performs all materials receipt, disbursement and related activities as directed. This group is responsible for Sample and inspect of incoming packaging components and raw materials to determine their conformance with quality standards and cGMPs. Provide support to management for activities related to incoming inspections of primary/secondary packaging materials. Provide assistance to QA/QC , Production, and Vendors to resolve issues relating to receipt of materials.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Receives incoming materials, supplies and equipment. Compares received items to purchase order to verify accuracy and quantity of shipment. Inspects material for damage and defects and takes appropriate action. Unpacks and assembles materials as directed and removes and disposes of unneeded packing materials.
  • Complete and follow-up on Discrepancy Reports.
  • Maintains and stocks clean room gowning areas with inventory of personal protective equipment required for class 10,000 clean room.
  • Delivers materials to appropriate locations accurately and obtains proper authorization of delivered materials.
  • Evaluates reagents/supplies/minor equipment upon receipt for acceptance criteria. Logs said items into quarantine inventory.
  • Assist in the release of quarantined inventory into working inventory after completing the proper documentation.
  • Assists in preparing containers and other items to be shipped. Contacts appropriate shipping companies when shipping items.
  • Maintains records of supply inventory, both manually and on computer.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper documentation of all incoming and outgoing materials and keeping physical inventories to include obtaining all certificates of analysis and sterility where required. Exercises care in handling materials to avoid damage and breakage. 
  • Assists in care and maintenance of facilities,by supplying cleaning supplies and keeping a clean work area. .
  • Receives, distributes, collects, returns, assembles and disassembles supply kits for daily manufacturing and processing procedures. 
  • Observes and complies with all safe work practices, wears protective clothing when required and reports unsafe conditions to supervisor.
  • Complies with hospital policies, quality assurance programs, safety, and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Practices positive interpersonal skill with patients, visitors, and fellow employees.
  • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
  • Complies with all Institute health and safety regulations and requirements.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
  • Assist other laboratory staff as required.
  • Work within the cGMP and cGTP guidelines and adheres to all regulatory standards within the Cell Manipulation Core Facility 
  • Ability to enter & retrieve data from computer data bases & spreadsheets. 
  • All staff need to perform and document daily assigned tasks during their shift, such as equipment maintenance; ETOH preparation; requesting, ordering and receiving of reagents and supplies; documenting of kit lot forms for kits. Additional duties as assigned on a weekly basis are required to be completed by the end of the week, such as checking for expired reagents and supplies. 


  • High school diploma required. Associate's or Bachelors degree in materials management or a technical degree is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with cGMPs and good documentation practices.
  • Proficient in MS Windows-based applications.
  • Must have working knowledge of FACT, FDA, and Massachusetts regulations regarding laboratory procedures.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
  • Detail-oriented with great organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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