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Technician II (Custom Quality Control) - Second

Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: Coralville
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Technician II (Custom Quality Control)

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Second (Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 12:00am)

Purpose statement:

The Technician II is responsible for evaluating products in support of all manufacturing areas within Integrated DNA Technologies. This evaluation involves determining the pass/fail status of products by using a wide variety of molecular biology methods and specialized equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs QC tests, record and analyze data according to standard operating procedures

  • Demonstrates manual dexterity and technical proficiency with pipetting and sample procedures.

  • Communicates with all levels of peers and management to ensure detailed information transfer.

  • Uses computers and a variety of custom software in a windows based environment to maintain accurate and detailed sample and instrument records.

  • Performs maintenance and calibration on a variety of specialized equipment.

  • Maintains a clean and organized workspace.

  • Organizes and appropriately prioritizes workload to ensure efficiency in sample handling.

  • Executes multiple processes simultaneously (multi-tasks) to ensure efficiency in sample handling.

  • Adheres to all departmental protocols, rules, contamination controls, and safety procedures.

  • Understands and complies with the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO13485 requirements.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Departmental Specific Functions:

  • Operates a variety of equipment related to qPCR and ddPCR; including manual and automated sample handling equipment and other general laboratory equipment.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field required (Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life science field preferred); alternatively, an Associate’s degree with 2 years of IDT experience required.

Professional Experience:

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (and an emphasis on Excel) required.

Position Specific Experience/Skills

  • Experience with sterile techniques required.

  • PCR experience required.

  • Experience with qPCR preferred.

  • Experience with enzymatics preferred.

  • Experience with NGS preferred.

Other Job Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish tasks.

  • Ability to manage time well and work independently.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to think critically and use information on hand to make an appropriate decision or seek advice from appropriate resources when necessary.

  • Ability to receive feedback and coaching from others.

  • Flexibility, able to adapt well to changes in process and/or procedure.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work environments, communication styles, and leadership styles.

  • Ability to adapt to incorporation of new products and processes continuously required.

  • Responsible and committed to a customer service mentality to ensure high quality products are provided to internal and external customers.

  • Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Adaptability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Constant (67-100% of work day)

  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.

  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.

  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of compute

What We Offer:

  • Shift Differentials (Extra Compensation for less traditional shifts)

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.  Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Keywords: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc, Cedar Rapids , Technician II (Custom Quality Control) - Second, Other , Coralville, Iowa

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