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Distribution Associate – La Crosse, WI

The Distribution Associate (LHI) will perform duties and responsibilities related to the general overall support of assigned work areas within the Distribution Operations Center (DOC). Work may require the use of a computer database in assigned work areas to include: shipping and receiving, kitting and assembly, vaccine storage and distribution, scanning, and facility support, as briefly described below.
 
Working Schedule: This position will be working 1st shift.
 
Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Shipping and Receiving: Complete daily tasks to include but not limited to; preparing, shipping and receiving all inbound and outbound shipments, printing and shipping post group event paper work, processing and metering USPS mail, process and ship expedited orders. Pick – up and deliver packages between LHI locations and outside vendor
  • Kitting and Assembly: Assist with daily ship kit order processing and shipping, assemble and maintain ship kit inventories, configure and ship PHA, EKG and IMR supplies. Recover and reconfigure returned supplies and EKG data, maintain all Kitting and Assembly supply inventory
  • Vaccine Storage: Process daily vaccine group event orders to include shipping and recovery, communicate with group event staff, vaccine check – in and recovery, assist with maintaining VAWD and vaccine storage and handling requirements
  • Scanning: Sort, prepare and scan medical documentation into LHI and Government furnished databases. Prepare original documentation for return shipment back to the customer. Complete tasks utilizing Government furnished databases to review medical requirements and create orders to assist other departments within LHI
  • Facility Support: Provide assistance with inventory management and stock control, maintain inventory reports, prepare and ship inventory orders, assist with inventory receipt and asset tag management, and assist with basic facility maintenance duties to keep DOC operations running smoothly and efficiently
  • Other: Ability to learn internal database systems. Assist additional LHI departments outside of the DOC with operational tasks such as: CACREV, C:File lookup, and flu shot updates
 
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications: 
  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • United States Citizenship; Ability to obtain favorable adjudication following submission of Defense Health Agency eQuip For SF86
  • Minimum of 6 months experience with Microsoft Excel (general spreadsheet navigation)
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location.
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained. 
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Valid driver's license; Capable of driving company vehicles to assist with packages and mail deliveries
  • Minimum of 6 months experience with Microsoft Word (creating and editing documents) and Microsoft Outlook (calendar and email)
  • OSHA Safety certification
  • Knowledge of safety standards in a warehouse environment
  • Knowledge of vaccine cold chain management and procedures
  • Production assembly and packaging experience
  • Warehouse, shipping / receiving, quality control experience
  • Inventory control experience
  • Experience with Government contracting or military environment
  • Knowledge of military medical readiness requirements
  • Forklift Certification
  
Physical Requirements and Work Environment: 
  • Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work extended periods of time in refrigerated or freezer environments
  • Capable of lifting up to 35lbs frequently (34-66% of the time)
  • Physical ability to bend, reach, twist, package and transport (shift/roll/push/pull multi-sized packages that range from 10 – 35lbs frequently and 50+lbs occasionally to rarely with assistance
 
 Soft Skills: 
  • Must possess highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Must be dependable with the ability to perform responsibilities with minimal or zero supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Have the ability to problem solve, organize workloads, have good time management and teamwork skills
  • Must possess strong attention to detail skills while working in a fast paced environment
  • Adaptive to changing business requirements while maintaining productivity and a positive work environment
  • Must be dependable with the ability to perform responsibilities with minimal or zero supervision
 
UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.
 
You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities at: click here.
 
 
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.