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Lab Technician
Ref No.: 18-25116
Location: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed:

Column Production Lab:

Column testingComputer data entryColumn Box assemblyColumn Labeling and BoxingRecordkeepingMay perform or assist in instrument and equipment maintenance and qualification.Maintains appropriate schedule and records Solvent Disposal Solvent Restocking Supply ordering/with supervisor/purchasing Directed experiments Documents detailed and accurate records (computer and notebook)Completes all assigned training Reads, understands, and follows methods, SOPs, work instructions, safety requirements, regulatory guidelines, and company policies.Maintains laboratory cleanliness at all times to minimise the risk to health and contamination of equipment.Continues to acquire and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure continuing personal growth to meet the needs of the job and the success of the business.Encourages mutual respect and co-operation within your departmental team and those of other departments.Knows, fully understands the purpose of operational practices, health & safety regulations, OSHA requirements, and ISO9000/ISO13485/FDA 21CFR820 quality procedures, and works accordingly.Ensures that health and safety procedures are adhered to and that considerations are given to improve safe working practices to take reasonable care for oneself and others who may be affected by one’s acts or omissions.Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Decision Making Authority

Recommendations to Supervisor Production on packing and testing procedures.
Specific Scope Data

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

HS/GEDPrior experience in a manufacturing or laboratory environment is preferred.Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate with varying functional leaders both internally and externally Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office SuiteStrong historical evidence of a Process driven and Data driven approach to problem solving
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

Must be punctual and meet attendance requirementsThe ability to learn chromatography software and Microsoft Office as needed.The ability to become proficient in Good Laboratory and Good Manufacturing Practices and standardsQuick and well-coordinated in movement of the handsThe ability to work under pressure and change assignments quicklyMust be able to communicate information with others verbally and in written formsMust have good mathematical skillsBasic problem solving skillsOrganizational skillsProficient with assembly equipment/processes used in department The ability to learn and utilize Lean manufacturing and PPI Continuous Improvement tools Must read and understand written procedures (SOP's) and/or verbal instruction Must be able to write clearly and concisely Ability to work independently with occasional assistance Ability to take ownership for general processes/productsThe ability to meet deadlines and targets.The ability and willingness to acquire new knowledge and skills Must have basic understanding of Production Schedules Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.Demonstrate Client values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement
Physical/Environmental requirements. (Refer to Physical Requirement Reference Sheet when completing this section.) Identify all requirements that apply to the essential job functions. (List specific activities.)
(1) Physical Activities:
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching,
standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting,fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions.
(2) Level of Physical Requirements:
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
(3) Level of Visual Acuity:
Inspection, Close Assembly, Clerical, Professional, or Administrative: This is the minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines, using measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eye.
Machine Operators, Mechanics, Skilled Tradespeople. This is the minimum standard for use with those whose work deals with machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach.
(4) Environmental Conditions:
The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

Interaction with Other Employees (level of contact, purpose and frequency):
This position interacts with other Stockroom, Production, Engineering, Sales, Administration, Accounting & Finance, Customer Service, and Quality Depts.