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Newark, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-035929
Posted date: Oct. 24, 2018

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Warehouse System Analyst in Newark, DE, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Careers at AstraZeneca within Global Operations. Take a look at our new Operations Campaign page where you will find details of our roles across our UK, US and SE sites. Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients. Hear from our Senior Leaders about why they know AstraZeneca is a great place to work.

The Warehouse System Analyst (WSA) is responsible for the daily operation of the automated warehouse systems supporting the Newark distribution center (FGDC) and receiving warehouse (ASRS). The WSAs are responsible for responding to and taking corrective action for Material Handling System (MHS) problems/alerts and performing routine computer operator functions. Responsibilities also include responding to alarms generated by the Central Alarm Reporting (CAR) system that monitors the entire Newark facility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Efficient and effective operation of the Finished Goods Distribution Center (FGDC) and receiving warehouse (ASRS).
  • Ensure the systems are operating correctly and are available to support production operations for the entire site. Maximize system throughput of warehouse systems and subsystem hardware and software components.
  • Warehouse systems operated by the WSAs include:
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs): High Bay Cranes, Weigh stations, Conveyors, Stretch wrappers
  • WSAs oversee the operation of the FGDC computer systems that ships on average between $100M-$150M in product on a weekly basis.
  • The incumbent in the WSA position must thoroughly understand the operation of warehouse systems and must maintain knowledge of all procedures. In addition, the WSA must ensure that all automated equipment that is part of these systems is operated in a safe manner and according to procedures.
  • Responsible for the operation of other Newark computer systems and the data center. Maximize system throughput by monitoring system activity, responding to system problems and performing routine operator functions. These functions include: backups, start-ups, switch-overs, shutdowns, ensuring all procedures are properly followed, etc. Systems that are not operated in compliance with cGMP regulations must be reported to supervision. Operation of these systems directly affects many job functions within the plant. Over 100 computer systems and associated equipment are maintained in the data center that supports all Newark production requirements (LIMS, TDMS, AZ Dispense, etc.).
  • Performing the following duties: service calls, SOP review and administration, inventory listings, monthly reports, scheduling batch jobs, daily logs, camera monitoring, reporting safety violations, etc.



  • Two (2) year technical degree or relevant work experience


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member.
  • Experience working in Distribution Center/Warehouse
  • environment.
  • Highly motivated and able to work with minimal direct supervision.


  • SAP formal training
  • Control room or computer operator experience a plus
  • Experience working in a regulatory controlled environment.
  • Some inventory control background

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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