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Danaher Corporation Technician I (Equipment Service) - Weekday Overnight in Coralville, Iowa

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 I (Equipment Service)

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Weekday Overnight (Monday - Thursday 6:00pm - 5:00am)

*May be subject to adjustment after COVID-19 shift segregation precautions end.

Purpose statement:

The Technician I role supports the reliability and sustainability of custom automated laboratory equipment in a high throughput environment. Within IDT’s quality system associates will coordinate and perform preventative maintenance services and address unplanned maintenance services on mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, fluidics, and optical devices/systems, as well as PLC Controlled systems.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Ensures operation of custom automated laboratory equipment by completing preventive and unplanned service in compliance with IDT’s quality system.

  • Troubleshoots mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, fluidics, and optical devices/systems, as well as PLC Controlled systems

  • Coordinates events with manufacturing to ensure preventative and unplanned maintenance is completed.

  • Gathers and reviews data to support maintenance database for assets and instrumentation.

  • Follows Standard Operating Procedure and Work Instruction documents while performing maintenance procedures.

  • Recommends actions for continuous improvement and cost reduction.

  • Provides input and constructive feedback to design staff regarding new and existing equipment, to streamline troubleshooting and service requirements and to increase product quality.

  • Collaborates among cross-functional teams to support and accomplish production objectives.

  • Resolves complex problems working with a team and individually.

  • Practices safe working habits, follows all IDT safety policies. Identifies, corrects, and reports potential safety hazards.

  • Executes multiple assigned activities in parallel to support production and engineering improvements.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Associate’s degree in Engineering or Maintenance related program or equivalent technical education or experience preferred.

Professional Experience:

  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, fluidics, optical devices/systems, controls systems and other equipment as typically acquired by an Associate's degree (Engineering or Maintenance) or at least two years of related experience required.

  • Ability to read and understand part drawings and specifications required.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Constant (67%-100% of work day)

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