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Logistics and Shipping Lead, TerraPower Isotopes

Company: TerraPower
Location: Everett
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

TITLE: Logistics and Shipping Lead, TerraPower Isotopes


The TerraPower Isotopes (TPI) division has been established to pursue medical isotopes development: advancing nuclear science for significant human health benefits. We seek to support revolutionary radiotherapies for treatments of various cancers through the supply of radioisotopes, notably actinium-225. TerraPower currently has unique access to a supply of thorium for the long-term production of actinium-225 in the growing Targeted Alpha Therapy (TAT) market and may expand into other nuclear related medical treatments in the future.

The TerraPower Isotopes program is an integral part of the Washington State based TerraPower team, a company working to raise living standards globally. In 2006, the company originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. TerraPower's mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced radiopharmaceutical applications and influencing change within nuclear medicine. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Logistics and Shipping Lead, TerraPower Isotopes

The TerraPower Isotopes (TPI) Logistics and Shipping Lead will be primarily responsible for establishing the processes for receiving, stocking, and inventory control of chemical reagents, equipment, and consumable supplies for the unique processes for the TPI project, and for the shipping of radiopharmaceutical products to customers. The TPI Logistics and Shipping team will work in close coordination with the personnel at the TerraPower Everett Laboratory who share similar logistics duties in other projects across the facility.


  • Establish and maintain the inventory and supply within the TPI Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for laboratory chemicals, equipment, and other related consumables.

  • Establish a system for re-ordering within timeframes to maintain a minimum quantity of laboratory supplies essential for the production and operations. This system includes tracking, re-ordering, and disposal of items with shelf-life / expiration dates.

  • Oversee the safe storage of TPI project material to include use of appropriate weather protection, seismic bracing, temperature controls, and hazardous materials segregation.

  • Maintain an auditable recordkeeping system for inventories and logistics.

  • Oversees the unpacking and movement of TPI project material to include:

    • Use of pallet jacks, powered industrial trucks such as fork lifts, mobile elevated work platforms.

    • Use of basic powered and unpowered hand tools in the assembly / disassembly of packing materials and equipment.

    • Assist the Quality Control Technicians in segregating materials which fail receipt inspection.

    • Ensure radioactive material packaging and labeling meet regulatory requirements upon shipment.

    • Maintain a safe working environment keeping spaces in clean and orderly condition.

    • Lead the development of process improvements and efficiency across the logistics chain.

      Key Qualifications and Skills

      • Minimum five years of experience in warehouse logistics operations in a pharmaceutical manufacturing or regulated industry under a quality assurance program.

      • Strong administrative skills in procedure writing and recordkeeping.

        • Proficient in establishing and maintaining an organized arrangement of materials used in a pharmaceutical setting. Strong understanding of inventory control and usage techniques (material quarantine, inspection and release, FIFO/FEFO, SLED tracking and material disposal tracking and reporting).

          • Good computer working knowledge for data entry, recordkeeping, and shipping/transfer records.

          • Experienced in radioactive material shipping with a good working knowledge of 49 CFR Class 7 DOT and IATA requirements. Experience given evidence by a certificate in the Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness training course.

          • Proficient in the use of basic unpowered and powered hand tools.

          • Experienced with the use of powered industrial trucks used in a warehouse environment.

          • Ability to work flexible hours.

          • Maintains a current driver's license.

          • Military experience is a plus.

          • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.

          • Actual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications.

            Job Functions

            Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

            • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands).

            • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Frequent, ability to safely lift up to 50+ pounds and to work in odd positions as work dictates.

              • Repetitive work: Intermittent.

              • Special senses: visual and audio acuity for safety in an industrial setting.

              • Work Conditions: Radiochemistry laboratory and industrial warehouse. The majority of work will be conducted in and around the warehouse but will occasionally require work to support inventories and re-supply inside the radiochemistry laboratory.

              • Schedules: Normally assigned periods days or swing shifts, 5 days per week but will require flexibility to accommodate off-hour repairs and timed outages.

              • Travel required

                TerraPower's technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower's export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

                Job details

                Salary Range: $105,236 - $193,384
                Job Type: Full-time

                • Competitive Compensation

                • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments

                • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical

                  • Vision

                  • Dental

                  • Life

                  • Life and Disability

                  • Gender Affirmation Benefits

                  • Parental Leave

                  • 401k Plan

                  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

                    • 21 days of annually accrued PTO

                    • Generous Holiday Schedule

                      • 10 paid holidays

                      • Relocation Assistance

                      • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities

                      • Flexible Work Schedule

                        *Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 - 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual's qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.

                        TerraPower Career and Benefits information: https://www.terrapower.com/contact-us/careers/

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