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Danaher Corporation Technician II (SD Manufacturing) in San Diego, California

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.

Purpose statement:

The Technician II (SD Manufacturing) synthesizes, purifies, formulates and ensures the quality of custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s order and internal specifications. This generally includes, synthesis, cleavage, deprotection, purification, desalting, QC sampling, QC analysis and final packaging and formulation of the oligos and chemical reagents being made.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Synthesizes oligos on various synthesizer platforms

  • Cleaves and deprotects oligos utilizing appropriate methods

  • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests

  • Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos

  • Performs the purification of oligos using various techniques

  • Ensures that product meets final purity guarantees through the custom purification process

  • Troubleshoots oligo failures and makes thoughtful sorting and purification decisions

  • Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history

  • Uses automated and manual lab equipment accurately; including limited maintenance, decontamination and troubleshooting activities

  • Utilizes computers and custom software in a Windows-based environment to complete tasks and create final product.

  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls

  • Prepares, tests and monitors reagents for synthesis, purification, and quality control processes

  • Prioritizes incoming orders to best meet guaranteed ship deadlines

  • Follows documented custom instructions and aids, when applicable

  • Analyzes data and information for quality, consistency, and accuracy

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Education:

  • Associate’s (2 year) degree or comparable combination of education and experience required.

  • Bachelor’s (4 year) degree preferred. Science related field (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) preferred.

    Experience:

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

    Other Job Qualifications

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals

  • Ability to communicate with peers and interact professionally with all levels of management

  • Exhibits 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.

  • 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.

    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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