Danaher Corporation Chemical Technician II - Microbiology - 1st Shift in Ames, Iowa
Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.
OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.
Responsible for safely handling large quantities of chemicals during manufacturing of chemical reagents. This position does bulk reagent preparation and control per work order and according to established manufacturing procedures. Products may include solutions, powders, microbiological media, and dyes. Responsible for maintaining accurate records and inventory levels of raw materials. Has primary responsibility for product quality.
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday 6:00 AM-2:30 PM. Overtime may be required.
Manufacture bulk solutions, powders, microbiological media and dyes.
Use existing formularies to manufacture bulk reagents per work order.
Operate all manufacturing equipment in a safe and productive manner.
Perform production controls and adjust bulk reagents to meet product specifications and ensure quality. Release conforming materials to processing, packaging or stock in a timely manner.
Maintain clean production and lab area to eliminate contamination.
Maintain production equipment in proper working condition.
Comply with company safety policies including safe operation of equipment, PPE usage, safe transportation and handling of bulk chemicals, hand tool safety, lock-out-tag-out, and proper storage of tools, etc. Comply with good housekeeping policies.
Maintain accurate records
Keep accurate production and inventory records, follow kanban process.
Update routings, BOM's and formularies via ECO process.
Perform production scheduling to optimize equipment usage with an emphasis on out-ofstock and coordination with packaging.
Accurately perform required computer data entry and work order transactions (LOTS, scrap, Oracle, ARIBA, Kanban, etc.).
Identify continuous improvement opportunities
Other Non Essential Functions:
Other duties as assigned.
One-year college chemistry with lab is required.
Completed Microbiology college course with lab.
1-year scientific production, process, or lab technician experience OR BS degree with no experience
Strong communication skills
Time Management skills
High attention to detail
Good laboratory technique
Good analytical technique (use of volumetric glassware to make standard solutions, perform dilutions, and perform titrations)
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands
and arms. The employee is constantly required to, stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use
hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally
required to hear, walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, and smell.
The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds and/or occasionally lift,
carry, push or pull up to 100 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical
parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, oils, extreme temperatures and
work space restrictions.
Frequent/daily exposure to large quantities/volumes of hazardous and nonhazardous chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.
Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may
include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard
hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.
The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.
External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.
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 (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/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 (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.