Shipping Technician

Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Institute, WV, US, 25112

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 495506 

Job Description


IFF is seeking Shipping Technicians to join our Institute site near Charleston, WV! The Institute site is home to the POLYOX™ business through Nutrition and Biosciences, and is a world leader delivering innovative and sustainable solutions across food, health, pharma and biotech industries.

IFF offers an excellent benefits package that includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!


As a Shipping Technician, the incumbent will be responsible for preparing finished product for packaging and drum shipment.  This will also include inventory management, shipping and receiving functions as well as forklift operation for material movements.


The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



  • Conform to plant safety and environmental policies, accepting responsibility for personal safety
  • Work in, and comply with, cGMP guidelines
  • Package, prepare, and load product for shipments as needed based on demand
  • Assess shipment needs against production volume and organize material inventory as needed working with shipping coordinator
  • Load and unload product/packaging material through use of fork lift
  • Application of proper package labeling and shipping documentation with regard to D.O.T. requirements
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communication with other employees using multiple methods of communication
  • Participate on organization EH&S teams and initiatives to implement solutions and improvements
  • Maintain a high degree of motivation by being flexible, displaying good leadership, and being able to prioritize and make informed decisions to meet business requirements

Job Requirements


The following are required:


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Knowledge of distribution/shipping D.O.T. requirements
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word
  • Willing and able to: lift or move up to 50 lbs., climb stairs, ladders
  • Willing to work both days and evening shifts, M-F


Note: For consideration for the position, candidates must participate and be successful in an online assessment, interview process, and pass a drug screen, background check, physical screen, etc.


The following are preferred: 


  • 5+ years of relevant experience/education in distribution/warehouse operations
  • Knowledge of distribution/shipping D.O.T. requirements
  • Experience working in cGMP facility


While we are interested in all qualified candidates with the potential to work in the United States, we are not able to sponsor visas. Additionally, to qualify for this position, you must be proficient in English, including reading, writing, and verbal communication.


The Pharma Solutions business will be taking on its next chapter of growth as a trusted partner for the pharmaceutical industry with the announcement to sell Pharma Solutions to Roquette. This move will position Pharma Solutions to expand its industry leadership through continued investment in innovation to meet the evolving needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers and developers worldwide. The sale is presently expected to close in the first half of 2025, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The Pharma Solutions business unit will remain a part of IFF until close and, at such time, it will transition to Roquette. In applying for this position, you acknowledge your awareness that the position is a part of the Pharma Solutions business unit and has been identified to transition to Roquette.

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Charleston