Swedish Medical Center Material Distribution Tech in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Material Distribution Tech (per-diem/on-call, 0.0 FTE) to work at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Material Distribution Technician will utilizes a computerized MMIS (Materials Management Information System) to conduct physical inventory and replenishment of patient care and ancillary supply areas, supervises the unloading of trucks at the Loading Dock, checks incoming shipments for damage, verifies shipments with vendor packing-slips, receives incoming stock, non-stock freight and parcel shipments, prepares and coordinates outgoing parcel and freight shipments.

In this position you will:

  • Process fax, phone, electronic order entry, and walk up supply, linen and equipment requests in the MSC (Materials Service Center)

  • Enter data into the MMIS in order to generate pick tickets, picks, delivers, and stocks products associated with the aforementioned functions, all with a high level of efficiency and accuracy in order to ensure accountability for all products and equipment in the MSC

  • Deliver stock and non-stock products, linen and equipment to the appropriate departments

  • Rotates stock in MSC inventories, and on par levels on a first-in/first-out basis for all items that do not have manufacture expiration dates printed on the item and/or packaging

  • Rotates MSC inventory and supplies on par levels on an earliest expiration date basis for all items that have a manufacture’s expiration date printed on the item and/or packaging

  • Have regular interactions with internal and external customers, co-workers, other Swedish employees, patients and visitors, representatives from other hospitals and various vendors


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience

  • One year of recent inventory systems, receiving, warehousing and /or supply distribution using a computerized Materials Management Information System in a perpetual inventory system

  • Must possess the functional skills of typing, use of computers, computer software, as well as the ability to learn other software applications necessary in the performance of essential duties and functions

  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language is required

  • Knowledge of general office equipment, such as fax machines, copy machines and printers

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Medical terminology training

  • Courses in inventory and supply distribution management

  • Experience in healthcare environment

  • Basic knowledge of receiving and shipping principles

  • Experience with material handling equipment (hand trucks, pallet jack, etc.

About the Cherry Hill Campus

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Materials Management

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 197483