Materials Specialist

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Date: Sep 26, 2023

Location: Surrey, BC, CA

Company: LifeLabs


In this role the Materials Specialist will be responsible for maintaining inventory levels, order management and replenishment of Patient Service Centers, Physician Offices and Laboratory departments as applicable. Demonstrates LifeLabs Values in all activities.


This position is a Regular Part-Time role at 7455 130th Street, Surrey, BC.



  • Maintain and monitor appropriate inventory levels in central stores, PSCs, Physician Offices and Laboratory departments.
  • Provide customer service and support in all aspects of Materials Management for PSC, Laboratory staff and external customers. Effective troubleshooting and resolution of materials management issues. Supply empty biohazard and chemical waste containers to the lab as needed.
  • Monitor maintenance of the storage carousel and inventory shuttle, where applicable.
  • Receive material orders and ensure all goods are received in an acceptable condition.
  • Ensure compliance to standard processes and required regulations for the ordering, receiving, storage and distribution of materials within all sites.
  • Train PSC, distribution, and laboratory staff in the use of inventory control systems as applicable.
  • Effective contributor to Diagnostics Materials Management and Lean Sigma Deployment teams.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to reduce materials costs in the areas of consumption, waste, and product design.
  • Follow-up on and resolve service and problem issues.
  • Identify incidents and non-conformances; escalate as appropriate
  • Ensure confidentiality of patient information.
  • Use personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, lab coats) as specified in EHS procedures.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work environment.
  • Laboratory environment.



  • One to two years materials management experience, preferably in a lab environment.
  • 3yrs experience in an inventory management role
  • Working experience or understanding of MRP and ERP and Lean Manufacturing an asset.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25lbs consistently, to shoulder height. repetitive movements and bending, turning, and kneeling, as well as walking required
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Basic knowledge of Excel, Outlook and Word, experience with Oracle an asset
  • Previous Forklift Experience an asset


 Minimum Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent


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