Danaher Corporation Technician II (dsDNA - SYB) - Second Shift 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.
Shift: Monday - Friday 3:00PM-Midnight (12AM)
The Technician II (dsDNA - SYB) processes ssDNA into dsDNA according to order specifications in preparation for final shipment to customers or for further use in downstream synthetic biology production processes. This includes the use of PCR, PCR Clean-up, and QC sampling of the dsDNA for sequence analysis, size verification, mass spectrometry and quantification. This occasionally includes final product formulations to custom specifications.
Job Specific Essential Functions:
Uses a variety of lab equipment to process products, including heavy use of thermal cyclers and automated liquid handling workstations
Uses computers and a variety of custom software in a windows based environment
Adheres to all departmental protocols, rules, contamination controls, and safety procedures and complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 requirements
Quantifies and samples products for quality control tests
Recognizes process or equipment problems and seeks appropriate assistance
Maintains accurate and detailed product and instrument records
Assesses QC data to appropriately route and process products to meet outlined specifications
Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and work spaces as needed
Maintains daily ship deadlines and continues the pipeline for products that require further processing
Follows documented custom instructions when applicable
Contributes to and supports an efficient manufacturing environment
Communicates with all levels of peers and management to ensure detailed information transfer
Performs a variety of PCR protocols and subsequent post PCR cleanup steps
Executes multiple processes simultaneously (multi-tasks) to ensure efficiency in product handling
Uses aseptic techniques to minimize the risks of contamination to products
Organizes and appropriately prioritizes workload to ensure efficiency in product manufacture
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
Performs other duties as assigned
Associate’s degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required
Bachelor’s degree in a science related field preferred
Experience with sterile techniques required
PCR experience required
Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
Experience with gel electrophoresis technology preferred
Experience with sequencing data preferred
Manual dexterity and technical proficiency with pipetting and sample handling required
Other Job Qualifications
Ability to manage time well and work independently or in a team setting
Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals
Ability to use information on hand to make an appropriate decision and 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
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals
Responsible and committed to a customer service mentality to ensure high quality products are provided to internal and external customers
Ability to adapt to incorporation of new products and processes continuously required
Ability to perform 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.
Ability to perform 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.
Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.
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 68,000 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 is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.
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