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Drone delivery

Shipping & Receiving Associate
South San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Zipline is at the forefront of a logistics revolution, using autonomous aircraft to deliver just-in-time, lifesaving medical supplies around the world and we’re looking for motivated, proactive team members to join us.

Do you love to find new ways to solve old problems in a high-energy environment with an inspiring team of innovators, driven to tackle seemingly impossible challenges? Are you someone who shines under pressure? Are you highly organized and detail oriented? Then keep reading.

As our Shipping & Receiving Associate, you’ll be instrumental in receiving, storing and shipping state of the art, high tech equipment around the world as we build fully functional distribution centers from scratch.

Within one month

Take full ownership of the shipping and receiving space in the South San Francisco warehouse.

Get familiar with stakeholders from different teams (Build, Flight Ops, New Deployments, Distribution Centers) and understand their material/equipment requirements

Within 3 months

You will have complete understanding of what is coming and going into the Zipline Warehouse

You’ve improved on warehouse and logistics processes adding your personal touch to how inventory is stored, labeled and moved in the most efficient manner possible

Within six months

People seek you out for anything shipping related

You’ve developed processes and habits, for yourself and others, that make use of forecasting and data-driven analysis to ensure a streamlined inventory control process


Ensure all shipments, incoming and outgoing, are managed efficiently and on time

Maintain warehouse organization for both incoming and outgoing materials/equipment

Oversee packaging and shipping

Create and place barcodes and appropriate tags on incoming materials/equipment

Inspect merchandise condition and act accordingly when defects are detected

Use NetSuite software to track the receipt and shipment of materials/equipment

Follow up and follow through with material/vendor deliveries to adhere to project timelines

Maintain appropriate shipping and receiving documentation

Comply with safety protocol with material handling and shipping requirements

Provide high caliber work while working independently


Experience communicating and negotiating with vendors and shippers

Understanding of logistics as it relates to inventory control

Must have proven track record of attention to details

Strong communication skills to coordinate efforts with multiple geographically distributed teams

Experience and certification operating a forklift

Pick up and handle packages up to 50 lbs

Familiarity with Excel, Google Apps, and inventory management systems.