Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

The laboratory technician prepares and weighs samples for testing and analysis. May setup and conduct tests, assays, and other protocols under the direction of a laboratory services manager, researcher, or scientist. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs). Ensure all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, sterile, and in proper working order. May be responsible for calibration of instruments and also involved in media prep.

** This site requires associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. **

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education
  • HS Diploma or GED Equivalent required; associate's degree preferred


Experience
  • 1-2 years required experience in a customer facing or laboratory environment


Qualifications
  • Spill containment training, IATA, DOT, IMDG and OSHA Right to Know a plus
  • Previous experience working in a GMP facility a plus
  • Must be customer focused and have demonstrated customer service skills, and the interpersonal skills to manage/support/work various levels of personnel at the customer site
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and demonstrate the ability to multi-task; meeting deadlines as needed
  • Have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team


Major Job Responsibilities
  • Completes routine laboratory procedures such as but not limited to preparation of solvents, buffers, resins, reagent solutions, media prep, mixing of chemicals, etc.
  • Reports timely and accurate test results according to laboratory policies and procedures
  • Routine maintenance of lab equipment and troubleshooting.
  • Stores chemicals properly, disposes of chemical waste, adheres to safety procedures, and participates in safety programs.
  • Manages inventory, maintains, processes, and orders laboratory supplies including glassware, and chemicals for biotech/pharmaceutical processes.
  • Maintains records utilizing electronic laboratory notebooks (eLNs) .
  • Maintains files, tracks orders, and processes shipping requests.
  • Tracks and documents chemical usage and inventory.
  • Glass wash and restocking, chemical repacking, cylinder delivery and pickup, managing dry ice and liquid nitrogen dispensing, and waste disposal.
  • Maintains clean room to prevent contamination and integrity of production..
  • Calibrate balances and pH meters.
  • Clean and prepare dissolution baths and sonicators.
  • Inspect laboratory safety stations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups
  • Requires knowledge in using various instruments to prepare for and perform tests
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills; display a professional can-do attitude
  • Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality
  • Ability to understand and follow site protocols, policies and procedures
  • Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and have the ability to act independently
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Avantor's products and services
  • Problem-solving skills


ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT
  • The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Typically works in a laboratory or production environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level
  • Associates use both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating as well as both feet for repetitive movement operating foots controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • The associate is required to stand and walk for the majority of the working day. The physical requirements of the job are for associates to talk, hear, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb height, reach above shoulder height, crouch, kneel, balance, and push/pull. Furthermore, the job requires associates to lift/carry/push or pull up to 25 pounds with or without assistance .


DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Spring House, Pennsylvania

 

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