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Danaher Corporation Operator III - Test Strips - Weekend Day Shift in Ames, Iowa


The Test Strips Operator III is responsible for assisting the Shift Leads and Area Manger with a host of administrative functions, to include but limited to directing the priorities of work for the other associates in the department. Quality verification, training, and resolving issues/inaccuracies with orders. May also, Float positions and change over machine setups.

SCHEDULE: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6:00 AM-6:30 PM. Overtime may be required.


  • Participate in a variety of team activities including: Team meeting, audits, project planning and implementation meeting, DBS (Danaher Business System) events, cross-training as needed, assisting with the new hire training for all Test Strip associate, comply with all Danaher Standards of Business conduct guidelines, comply with all Departmental Standard Work guidelines and Work Instructions.

  • Audit and inspect orders before staging and shipping. Audits include checking for proper labeling and verifying that the documents match the cartons packed.

  • Escalate inventory inaccuracies to inventory control.

  • Work collaboratively with Material Handlers to ensure that all lines are pre-staged with materials and ready for production.

  • Identify, report, and correct any/all inventory discrepancies.

  • Work collaboratively with Test Strips Leadership to identify, initiate, and close out NCN paperwork.

  • Work collaboratively with Test Strips Leadership and IT Support Teams to report and resolve and/all IT/IS (information System) shortfalls and/or stoppages. Work collaboratively with other members of the Hach Teams to resolve issues.

  • Comply with company safety & housekeeping polices.

  • Complete daily and weekly 5-S

  • Verify items ensuring order accuracy and consistency.

  • Pack quality products according to standard work and regulation set by compliance department, ensuring quality product is safely delivered to customer.

Other Non-Essential Functions:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Works in other departments as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • At least 2 years of prior operations / manufacturing experience required

  • Previous experience in a trainer role or leadership role preferred


  • Basic math and reading skills are required.

  • Accurate keyboard data entry.

  • Ability to problem solve.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong organization skills.


The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials 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 is frequently required to reach with the hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to stand/ or sit (select locations, see below), squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The Loveland facility requires continuous standing for duration of the shift.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds and or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 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, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in work environment is occasionally load.

Employees will be requires 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 the 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 the employee and is subject to change by 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.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law..

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 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.