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Media Prep Lab Services Associate Technician
Ref No.: 24-108251
Location: South San Francisco, California
Start Date / End Date: 07/22/2024 to 12/31/2024
Job Title : Media Prep Lab Services Associate Technician
Job Location : South San Francisco, CA 94080
Contract : 6 Months

The responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for working effectively within the group to meet department goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for executing glass wash and equipment preparation activities.
  • Cleaning, sterilizing, preparing and distributing of glassware and equipment.
  • Operate process equipment, which includes autoclaves, washers, ovens, tanks, and benchtop instruments.
  • Responsible for producing microbiological media, cell culture media, various solutions, buffers, clean glassware and prepared equipment for use throughout GMP and/or R&D groups.
  • Preparation of stock such as reagents, buffers, microbiological, tissue culture and requested media as needed.
  • Operate process equipment, which includes autoclaves, washers, ovens, tanks, and benchtop instruments.
  • Responsible for producing microbiological media, cell culture media, various solutions, buffers, clean glassware and prepared equipment for use throughout GMP and/or R&D groups.
  • Preparation of stock such as reagents, buffers, microbiological, tissue culture and requested media as needed.
  • Working with the Supervisor and Lead Technician (as applicable) to prioritize tasks and assignments and making recommendations to maximize efficiency and productivity based on team needs.
  • Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the team towards meeting department goals and objective.
  • Supporting the team by providing training and technical assistance.
  • Demonstrate Technical Expertise and strength including mastery of equipment and instruments used.
  • Partner with Media Prep Lab Services groups across campus on sharing best practices.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all required training activities.
  • Be a resource to the team and assist technician in resolving technical issues.
  • Effectively train other technicians.
  • Adhere to and reinforce GMP practices with other technicians, as applicable.
  • Maximize equipment utilization and ensure conformance with customers' needs.
  • Maximize production output including documentation and labor efficiency while meeting required safety and quality levels.
  • Work effectively within the team and department through collaboration and teamwork to complete assigned tasks.
  • Involve the Lead (as applicable) and the Supervisor when events and decisions may impact safety, or production.
    Voice opinions constructively, while actively supporting and implementing agreed upon goals and decisions.
  • Promote an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation by assisting the Lead (as applicable) and the Supervisor in recognizing potential conflicts and offering to help team member.
  • Ensure that safety is the highest priority by adhering to all safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Effectively respond to safety incidents.
  • Immediately notify supervisor of safety incidents and hazards.
  • Meet all compliance requirements for training and support team to create and ensure a safer work environment.
  • Assist in reinforcing safety practices and provide safety training to other technicians.
  • Helping monitor the team's adherence to Internal Procedures (IPs) or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and departmental procedures.
  • Ensure that work of team is completed by end of day.
  • Help resolve operational issues as they arise.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct when communicating with peers, customers and supervisor.
  • Provide routine updates to the Supervisor on progress, status, and issues associated with assigned tasks.
  • Author or revise Internal Procedures or Standard Operating Procedures (as applicable).
  • Communicate with customers in a professional manner.
  • Build strong communication and collaboration channels with stakeholder ·groups· and individuals.
  • Ensure appropriate levels of glassware inventory in all areas of operations.
  • Provide positive example through technical proficiency, quality and GMP adherence (as applicable), teamwork, and productivity.
  • Effectively influences others to achieve goals.
  • Assist team in assigning tasks and coordinate team events in alignment with department needs.
 
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED and one of the following:
  • Completion of college-level course work in biological sciences and/or physical sciences.
  • AA/AS Degree in a related science major.
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience.
  • A strong background in either media prep or glassware operations or related operational environment.
  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with sterilizing/cleaning equipment is required.
  • Passion for continuous process improvement. LEAN or other Operational Excellence training and experience a plus.
  • Interpersonal, communication, organizational skills: has proven abilities to work effectively and efficiently in teams.
  • A strong background in either media prep or glassware operations or related operational environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Successful demonstration of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Must be customer service oriented.
  • Must be a self-starter with strong focus on quality, attention to detail and delivering results.
  • Must be able to work weekends, off shift and overtime as required.
  • Must be able to provide technical support and training for new technicians.
  • Computer skills: demonstrate ability to operate computers to enter work orders, purchase
    orders, notifications etc.
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record.