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Media Prep Lab Services Associate Technician

S San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 07/09/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 610311 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for working effectively within the group to meet department goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for executing glass wash and equipment preparation activities.
  • Cleaning, sterilizing, preparing, and distributing glassware and equipment.
  • Operating process equipment, including autoclaves, washers, ovens, tanks, and benchtop instruments.
  • Producing microbiological media, cell culture media, various solutions, buffers, and preparing clean glassware and equipment for use across GMP and/or R&D groups.
  • Preparation of stock such as reagents, buffers, microbiological, tissue culture, and requested media as needed.
  • Working with the Supervisor and Lead Technician (as applicable) to prioritize tasks and assignments, making recommendations to maximize efficiency and productivity based on team needs.
  • Supporting the team by providing training and technical assistance.
  • Demonstrating technical expertise and strength, including mastery of equipment and instruments used.
  • Partnering with Media Prep Lab Services groups across campus to share best practices.
  • Demonstrating proficiency in all required training activities.
  • Acting as a resource to the team and assisting technicians in resolving technical issues.
  • Adhering to and reinforcing GMP practices with other technicians, as applicable.
  • Maximizing equipment utilization and ensuring conformance with customers' needs.
  • Maximizing production output including documentation and labor efficiency while meeting required safety and quality levels.
  • Working effectively within the team and department through collaboration and teamwork to complete assigned tasks.
  • Involving the Lead (as applicable) and the Supervisor when events and decisions may impact safety or production.
  • Voicing opinions constructively while actively supporting and implementing agreed-upon goals and decisions.
  • Promoting an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation by assisting the Lead (as applicable) and the Supervisor in recognizing potential conflicts and offering to help team members.
  • Ensuring that safety is the highest priority by adhering to all safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Effectively responding to safety incidents and immediately notifying supervisors of safety incidents and hazards.
  • Meeting all compliance requirements for training and supporting the team to create and ensure a safer work environment.
  • Assisting in reinforcing safety practices and providing safety training to other technicians.
  • Helping monitor the team's adherence to Internal Procedures (IPs) or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and departmental procedures.
  • Ensuring that the work of the team is completed by the end of the day.
  • Helping resolve operational issues as they arise.
  • Participating in process improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrating professional conduct when communicating with peers, customers, and supervisors.
  • Providing routine updates to the Supervisor on progress, status, and issues associated with assigned tasks.
  • Authoring or revising Internal Procedures or Standard Operating Procedures (as applicable).
  • Communicating with customers in a professional manner.
  • Building strong communication and collaboration channels with stakeholder groups and individuals.
  • Ensuring appropriate levels of glassware inventory in all areas of operations.
  • Providing a positive example through technical proficiency, quality and GMP adherence (as applicable), teamwork, and productivity.
  • Effectively influencing others to achieve goals.
  • Assisting the team in assigning tasks and coordinating team events in alignment with department needs.

  • High School Diploma or GED and one of the following:
    • Completion of college-level coursework in biological sciences and/or physical sciences.
    • AA/AS Degree in a related science major.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Strong background in media prep, glassware operations, or related operational environment.
  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with sterilizing/cleaning equipment is required.
  • Passion for continuous process improvement; LEAN or other Operational Excellence training and experience a plus.
  • Interpersonal, communication, organizational skills: proven abilities to work effectively and efficiently in teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Successful demonstration of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Self-starter with a strong focus on quality, attention to detail, and delivering results.
  • Ability to work weekends, off-shift, and overtime as required.
  • Ability to provide technical support and training for new technicians.
  • Computer skills: ability to operate computers to enter work orders, purchase orders, notifications, etc.
  • Ability to lift 40lbs and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.

Pay Rate Range: $20-24/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience 
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