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Distribution Technician

Company: Lifespan Corporation
Location: Providence
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


Under the supervision of Lifespan Supply Chain Operations Leadership Distribution Technicians provide high-level customer service and operational support to the caregivers and departments Supply Chain supports across all Lifespan facilities.

Lifespan employees are expected to embrace Lifespan's mission of "Delivering health with care" and successfully role model Lifespan's values of Compassion Accountability Respect and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions with patients customers and one another.



Maintains quality assurance and practice standards in accordance with established system policies procedures and objectives. Recognizes or anticipates problems and refers them immediately to the appropriate person for resolution if needed.

Follows established processes to ensure uninterrupted supply of equipment and supplies to support Supply Chain Operations.

According to the area performs any combination of the following duties: counting organizing ordering delivery picking packaging put away inspection and/or receiving of equipment and supplies.

Maintains stock within assigned areas in a clean and orderly manner including storage rooms and systems. This includes overall organization shelves bins carts and clear and correct labels.

Orders according to establish practices and rules with respect to par levels reorder points package size unit of measure and reorder quantities.

Implements inventory management processes and principles including rotation of stock utilizing dated material policy and/or FIFO (first in first out).

Operationalizes the product recall and substitution processes including communication as necessary.

Acts on optimization reports per processes - cycle counts stock audits discrepancies reconciliation.

Receives material by verification of package or bin contents by review of packing slips receiving slips or purchase orders and maintains appropriate records.

Puts away materials in the correct location in an orderly and tidy manner.

Delivers orders to various locations serviced by Supply Chain within Lifespan locations.

Unloads supplies from loading dock using hand and electric lift trucks as needed.

Delivers supplies to Lifespan locations using a truck or van not requiring a commercial driver license.

Replenishes patient and other ancillary supply carts in designated areas.

Maintains stock within patient care areas including but not limited to gloves PDI wipes etcetera.

Interacts with suppliers to confirm or expedite delivery of orders and/or initiate the request for vendor returns.

Performs other related duties such as answering telephone and pager relaying messages conducting stock audits and reconciliations cleaning work area and photocopying etc. as required.

May provide functional guidance and training to new employees regarding supply chain operations.

Performs other duties as required.

Other information:


High School diploma or equivalent required or greater than five years relevant experience.

The ability to exercise considerable independent judgment in the performance of most daily duties.

A high level of interpersonal skills to effectively represent Lifespan and Supply Chain in interaction with all levels of personnel within and outside the organization.

Ability to properly use distribution equipment including electric pallet jacks and reach trucks

Ability to comprehend and follow instruction manuals for operating checking and cleaning any necessary equipment. Mechanical ability to make minor adjustments on equipment and to recognize more complex problems.

Numerical and clerical ability to check gauges read charts and prepare departmental records.

If performing an assignment that requires driving must have a good driving record meet and maintain the appropriate and valid drivers license in order to operate motor vehicles as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in accordance with the Lifespan Fleet Risk Control Policy.


Three to six months on the job training to gain supply chain competency including applicable equipment and processes to support supply chain operations services to the organization.


Physical ability to stand and walk continuously for long periods of time.

Must have the ability to lift fifty pounds carry push and/or pull moderately heavy store supplies materials and equipment.

Some exposure to the outside elements and some heat and cold discomfort.

Exposure to contaminated items strong detergents and antiseptic solutions.

Any potential hazard is minimized by adherence to safety procedures and the use of protective clothing and equipment as directed by department.


Functions independently within broad scope of department policies and procedures; refers specific problems to Supply Chain leadership only where clarification or exception may be required.



Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Full Time

Shift: Shift 3

Union: IBT

Keywords: Lifespan Corporation, Providence , Distribution Technician, Engineering , Providence, Rhode Island

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