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Danaher Corporation QA Lab Technician in Pensacola, Florida

What you’ll do

Essential Job Functions:

The QA Lab Technician is responsible for performing the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Conducts routine and non-routine analysis of raw materials, in-process, and finished goods under supervision and according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Perform inspections of incoming finished products.

  • Prepares chemical solutions; bacterial suspensions, plate media, and control standards in accordance to SOP

  • Independently collects samples throughout the plant for chemical and environmental testing

  • Reviews supplier paperwork for accuracy and compliance with internal requirements

  • Review technical documentation and finished goods batch records

  • Review records and documents for completeness and compliance with company policies

  • Review material certifications against specifications to ensure compliance to specifications and procedures

  • Writes technical reports and revises SOPs as needed.

  • Maintains laboratory chemical supplies, etc.

  • Enters Quality test records in databases

  • Perform SAP transactions for tested materials.

  • Assist and coordinate troubleshooting, calibration, and PM of lab equipment.

  • Identify non-conforming test results and escalate for investigation

  • Performs routine laboratory tasks to maintain equipment, such as washing glassware, wrapping, and autoclaving equipment, filling out equipment logs, wiping down work surfaces, stocking supplies and similar tasks

  • Document all inspection and test results appropriately to ensure the integrity of the quality data recording and reporting process.

  • Respond timely to requests for testing and inspections.

  • Identify and segregate non-conforming material.

  • Ensure any investigation, OOS, non-conforming material result is immediately reported to QA Manager

  • Ensure that lab cleanliness and safety standards are maintained

  • Review production batch records, QC test results and release product

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Biology, Chemistry or Engineering with 1 year experience /or AA degree in related field with at least two years relevant lab/industry experience

  • Must be able to work in a BSL (Bio Safety Level) 2 Lab.

  • Ability to perform tasks requiring fine motor skills and depth perception

  • Working knowledge of basic computer operations, word processing and spreadsheet software

  • Able to accurately collect data, and perform basic analysis of data (average, range, min, max)

  • Able to do the required calculations for preparing solutions from standards and dilutions

  • Organized and attentive to details

  • Able to present and interpret data in graphical format

  • Ability to comprehend and follow verbal/written procedures and instructions

  • Ability to work with chemicals and lab/plant equipment

  • Effectively work with individuals across various organizational levels and departments

  • Able to work flexible shifts and hours, including overtime as necessary

  • The ability to maintain clean working environment and perform daily tasks in an organized fashion

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time to ensure tasks are completed on schedule

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of QA testing procedures

  • Ability to recognize and troubleshoot abnormal test results

  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment

  • Ability to work on several simultaneous assignments while maintaining proper attention to detail

  • The ability to successfully meet deadlines

  • The ability to maintain clean working environment and perform daily tasks in an organized fashion

  • Working knowledge of basic computer operations, word processing and spreadsheet software

  • Experience using GC, HPLC, Microplate readers, cell cultures. Karl Fisher, Ion Chromatography, Soxhlet Extraction, and liquid particle counters

  • Experience with aseptic techniques and colony counting

    Other Requirements:

  • To work safely and to align with the company’s health, safety and environmental (HSE) policies and procedures

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.