Plant Operations

Shipping & Receiving Generalist

Office Location: San Diego, CA

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:  ARWR) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, Arrowhead therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep, and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Arrowhead’s RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing.

Arrowhead is focused on developing innovative drugs for diseases with a genetic basis, typically characterized by the overproduction of one or more proteins that are involved with disease. The depth and versatility of our RNAi technologies enables us to potentially address conditions in virtually any therapeutic area and pursue disease targets that are not otherwise addressable by small molecules and biologics. Arrowhead is leading the field in bringing the promise of RNAi to address diseases outside of the liver, and our clinical pipeline includes disease targets in the liver and lung with a promising pipeline of preclinical candidates.

Arrowhead’s corporate headquarters is in Pasadena, CA with research and development teams in Madison, WI and San Diego, CA.  Our employees are nimble, science-driven innovators who are collaborating to bring new therapies to patients in need. 

The Position

The Shipping/Receiving Generalist will perform a variety of shipping and receiving tasks including receive in, check in, and put away inbound orders at Arrowhead Pharma’s site in San Diego, CA.  The person in this role will also need to verify and maintain incoming and outgoing shipping and receiving records.  In addition, this individual will work closely with the LAR group to assist in organizing and making sure sufficient inventory is on hand for future use as needed.


Material Receiving and Storage:

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the receiving dock areas and chemical warehouse; remove empty pallets, packaging materials, and other items as needed
  • Maintain inventory and organization of LAR supplies as needed.
  • Receive shipments at the dock from vendors and appropriately document receipt per company procedures and policies.  Notify appropriate individuals when packages have been received
  • Distribute packages, drums, and chemicals to proper lab and/or storage areas.  Ensure materials are placed into the proper temperature-controlled unit
  • Operate material handling equipment (e.g. hand truck, pallet jack, dock lever, etc.)
  • Communicate affectively with all necessary individuals onsite of received and outgoing packages


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year experience completing tasks using basic hand tools and equipment related Shipping/Receiving
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to follow company procedures, work instructions, and policies
  • Work in a safe manner; properly handle materials and chemicals
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and being organized
  • Basic computer and data entry skills
  • Position requires use of company supplied safety equipment, which may include, but not be limited to, safety glasses, lab coat, safety shoes, protective gloves, and face shield
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs


  • Technical degree or additional post-high school education
  • Previous experience using a forklift or other material handling equipment
  • Previous experience working in the shipping receiving field of a manufacturing or research setting


California pay range
$43,000$55,000 USD

Arrowhead provides competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.   

All applicants must have authorization to work in the US for a company.   

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