Thorne - Material Handler

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Recruitment #92-94-08






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Thorne is a health and technology company that is disrupting prevention and wellness. By combining dietary and lifestyle recommendations with nutritional supplement intervention, Thorne is at the forefront of personalized health, with a mission to help consumers take control of their health and live a healthy life. Thorne provides at-home biomarker tests to bring the doctor to the consumer’s home. By leveraging its sophisticated analytical software, Thorne helps consumers uncover health insights and confidently take action to optimize health outcomes. Based on individual test results, Thorne’s technology and team can deliver a personalized plan on what to eat, how to exercise, and which Thorne supplements to take.
Thorne is the only supplement manufacturer to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on wellness research and content, and is the proud partner of a number of U.S. National Teams, including U.S. Soccer, USA Hockey, and USA Triathlon. Thorne is one of the fastest growing supplement companies, and is rated the top practitioner-dispensed brand among 30-40 year-olds. For more information visit


Thorne is has a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, SC

Potential employment opportunities exist for:

Material Handler 

Job Description:

The Material Handler follows Inventory Warehouse Department procedures and performs specific duties based on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the Inventory Warehouse Department.



  • Employee becomes knowledgeable of the applicable provisions of the Employee becomes cross-trained in the Inventory Warehouse areas listed below.
  • Employee willingly works in different areas as assigned.
  • Employee may assist to perform daily inventory counts and maintains integrity of accountable supplies, ensuring quality is not compromised.
  • Employee operates a wide variety of industrial warehouse equipment to store, rotate, or issue supplies on a daily basis.
  • Employee issues the correct amount of raw material and packaging supplies, inspecting and labeling items as needed, and placing them in designated areas.
  • Employee is directly responsible for the cleanliness and organizational structure of the warehouse, using standard industrial practices (First In/First Out, labels facing out, items stored six inches off the floor, etc.)
  • Employee is responsible for the flow of warehouse activity, while adhering to OSHA and localized safety standards.
  • Employee demonstrates attention to detail in all aspects of providing materials for production orders, and the accurate completion of production paperwork.
  • Employee observes the daily flow of the production department and determines which job duty has priority. Employee performs other duties as assigned


  • Employee receives and verifies incoming raw materials, ensuring accepted materials are in adequate condition by observing containers, carton, bag and/or drum.
  • Verifies materials are intact and not punctured, defaced or contaminated.
  • Employee enters the received material into the computer system.
  • Employee receives and verifies packaging materials received to ensure they are correct and in usable condition.
  • Employee is responsible for placing raw material and packaging components in holding areas and ensuring proper paperwork is affixed and complete.
  • Assists in the segregation of rejected material, returns to manufacturer and disposal of rejected raw materials.
  • Employee controls security in the receiving area by prohibiting unauthorized personnel from entering.
  • Employee utilizes equipment (forklift, hand truck, pallet jack, etc.) in receiving area and ensures safety is not compromised.

Experience/Competencies/Proficiencies:   By training, education and/or experience, employee must be able to perform the essential duties of the job.

  • By training, education and/or experience, employee must be able to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred

Language Ability:

  • Employee is able to read and understand written directions in English, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Thorne Research Employee Handbook.
  • The employee follows instructions, both verbal and written, and communicates effectively with supervisors and fellow employees. 

Math Ability:

  • Employee has the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in the units of measurement used in the Production Department, using whole numbers and decimals (for example, grams). 

Reasoning Ability:

  • Employee is able to sufficiently concentrate to distinguish between 300+ product codes and individual product lot numbers in order to minimize inventory errors.

Physical Demands: 


  • Must be able to work an entire shift, when necessary, in an enclosed room.
  • Must be medically qualified to work while using a half-mask respirator or a full-air respirator for up to four hours at a time and be able to follow Thorne Research’s Respiratory Protection Program guidelines.
  • Must be able to work in a stationary position as well as move about unassisted.
  • Must be able to safely and carefully operate and use assigned production equipment and machinery.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as circumstances arise during the course of a shift.
  • Must be able to operate, activate, use, prepare, and clean production equipment, occasionally grasping with force and using twisting wrist movements.
  • Must have sufficient range of motion with arms and hands to reach overhead and to the side, often repetitively, during a 12-, 10- or 8-hour shift.
  • Must be able to hear and converse with supervisors and other employees.
  • Must be able to see and read small print.
  • Must be able to work in a moderate noise level environment.
  • Must be able to work a 12-, 10- or 8-hour shift and overtime as assigned.
  • Must be able to move or lift items weighing up to 55 pounds from floor to table and from table to floor, often repetitively, during a 12-, 10- or 8-hour shift.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Employees are expected to meet the Physical Demands of their job, which is an essential duty of this job. If requested and deemed appropriate, Thorne Research will provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee to meet the Physical Demands of the job.



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