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Battelle Memorial Institute Materials Handler I - Hiring Bonus plus Immediate Benefits in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Hiring Bonus eligibility for external candidates!


Battelle’s Medical Devices Solutions group is currently seeking a Materials Handler/Purchasing Clerk . This position is located in Columbus, Ohio with most benefits effective day one (Medical/Dental/Vision/Holiday)!

The Medical Device group is hired by external companies from startups to Fortune 100 to assist them with their product development needs. Clients choose to work with us because of a proven track record for developing innovative and commercializable solutions to challenging technical problems.

A large focus for the group is on medical device development. This has included projects for mass produced drug delivery devices, immunodiagnostic systems, surgery tools, large scale imaging systems, and more. Regardless of whether the device is in the user’s hands or part of a larger system of care, they all are driven by the same ambition - to positively affect the user’s health outcome.


The Materials Handler will provide project support to medical device product development teams. This position requires the ability to manage multiple purchasing priorities simultaneously, communicate between functions (operations, procurement, accounts payable, suppliers, and quality) to address issues and drive timely fulfillment of orders and payment to vendors, and detail orientation to assure purchasing compliance to Quality Management System (QMS) and corporate guidelines.

Job assignments may include the items below. Training may be provided on these specific job assignments as needed.

  • Coordinate with Supplier Quality Management to assure supplier qualification prior to purchasing demand.

  • Prepare purchase orders (and other purchase requests) and coordinate with corporate procurement to assure timely execution.

  • Assure timely payment to suppliers by working with accounts payable to address any issues or constraints.

  • Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.

  • Perform p-card buying duties when necessary.

  • Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.

  • Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.

  • Frequent communications with staff (that have ordered materials)

  • Work with corporate receiving to ensure timely delivery of packages to staff members

  • Collaborate with the Quality group to ensure Quality Controls are met on received items

  • Shipping of materials to various vendors and clients.


  • Associate degree in business, technology or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Able to work in an open, team environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Assertiveness to keep activities on track

  • Attention to detail

  • US Citizen

  • Courtesy, tact, and effectiveness in dealing with people

  • Self-initiative and ability to work independently with minimal guidance or direction

  • Strong computer skills, including the use of databases, spreadsheets, and word processing programs

  • Demonstrated ability to set and manage own schedule and to prioritize and organize work


  • Experience with procurement and interaction with suppliers

  • Understanding of the FDA’s Quality System Regulation (QSR)

  • Involvement in an ISO 13485 or ISO 9001 quality environment, and experience with structured methodologies and processes for the conduct of product development


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact recruiting@battelle.org .

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers