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Danaher Corporation Lab Technician I in Fargo, North Dakota

Aldevron is an industry pioneer with a core competency in manufacturing for gene and cell therapy. We supply high-quality plasmid DNA, mRNA and proteins to our clients, who are breaking new ground on the world’s most important and challenging solutions to benefit us all. We're looking for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who share our goals of advancing science and making an impact on the world.

Aldevron 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 Summary:

The Lab Technician I will work daily within Aldevron’s labs performing tasks associated with Aldevron’s Research Grade (RG) services. The Lab Technician I will be expected to assist Biomanufacturing Operators as needed and should be familiar with Aldevron’s processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform various tasks in accordance with Aldevron Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Complete work independently under daily direction from the Production Supervisor(s).

  • Complete training plan developed by the Production Supervisor and maintain personal training file.

  • Perform daily and weekly checklists of facility maintenance and upkeep tasks.

  • Organization and planning of Buffer Preparation area.

  • Assist with fermentor vessel and column cleaning and column resin preparation and packing.

  • General overview of chemical needs and re-stocking.

  • Weekly checking of working inventory level and requesting more consumables as needed. Submitting warehouse requisition requests. Transferring materials and restocking inventory as needed.

  • Detailed, thorough cleaning of production areas and associated equipment while wearing appropriate PPE.

  • Work with Metrology and Department Manager on scheduling facility maintenance.

  • Clean equipment and supplies.

  • Complete all in-process paperwork associated with the tasks listed.

  • Communicate the status of operations, process issues, and safety and maintenance issues to appropriate area management.

  • Coordinate Hesi hazardous waste pick up and completing necessary documentation.

  • Ensure the laboratory is inspection ready and maintaining overall lab cleanliness.

  • Sterilization of lab glassware and consumables.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • All employees are responsible for the general upkeep of work and shared spaces

  • Punctual and regular attendance is required of all employees

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required

  • Experience in a laboratory setting preferred

  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and time management skills

  • Knowledge of basic math concepts and ability to apply them (arithmetic, ratios, proportions and conversions)

  • Must have strong computer and software skills

Working Conditions:

This position works in a Research Grade lab setting and may come in contact with various solutions and chemicals and will be responsible for activities related to biological processes such as bacterial growth. This position uses standard laboratory equipment such as pipettes, centrifuges, glass ware, shake flasks, fermenters, fume hoods, and computers.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, bend, lift up to 50 pounds, and use arms, hands and fingers for various activities. This position may stand or remain sedentary for long periods of time. This position routinely works with large pieces of equipment.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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.

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