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Sr. Lab Technician

Company: EmployBridge
Location: Poway
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Job Description:

EmployBridge Search Group is currently recruiting for a Sr. Lab Technician in Poway CA. The Sr. Lab Technician will assist in the laboratory operations services, inventory management support, and equipment management services. The Senior Laboratory Technician will support the Facilities Department with laboratory operations activities, including general lab stock and inventory management, shipping and receiving, equipment installation and maintenance, lab alarms and security systems, compressed gas management, and communication with R&D and Technical Operations, including Manufacturing end users while complying with SOPs and applying GDP (Good Documentation Practices).RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Point of contact and support a high volume of R&D, Technical Operations, and Manufacturing end user facilities requests, ensuring day to day lab activities run effectively.
  • Anticipate and prepare for short-term and long-term lab activities, planning for new hires, space requirements within teams and cross functionally across all labs, supporting work flows between teams, and equipment procurement and maintenance activities.
  • Execute and/or ensure that assigned lab operations requests, calibrations, and Work Orders are completed per schedule.
  • Assist with the management of laboratory supplies inventory by determining use levels, anticipating needed supplies, and ensuring adequate inventories are maintained for laboratory media, reagents, and consumables.
  • Maintain equipment lists and enroll new equipment into calibration and maintenance schedules.
  • Develop, implement, and deploy policies, procedures, and protocols for equipment and other lab activities.
  • Participate in calibration and maintenance activities including for pipets, biological safety cabinets, incubators, etc. with accurate and timely documentation following Company SOPs.
  • Review, investigate, and report on the identification of Out of Tolerance (OOT) conditions. Assist with investigations and corrective actions to preclude the recurrence of similar issues.
  • Oversee training for contractors following SOPs and complete the tasks in a compliant manner, ensuring that the necessary documentation is completed accurately.
  • Read quality control manuals and testing specifications to obtain data to test and or calibrate specific devices.
  • Support the maintenance of all facilities working standards.
  • Interact with other departments and personnel to resolve any lab operations, calibration, or equipment issues.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on selection of instruments and operational parameters.
  • Maintain a safe work environment; work in a safe manner following all safety SOPs and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping of equipment and systems.
  • Work with third party Vendors while performing services on the equipment to ensure that all are following company policies.
  • Keep inventory of equipment critical spare parts.
  • Be an active member of the safety committee and support Company EH&S initiatives.QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree preferred.
    • 5 years of laboratory operations and equipment maintenance related experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry preferred but not required.
    • Mechanical knowledge of equipment and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance such as biosafety cabinets, incubators, centrifuges, refrigerators, freezers, and other general laboratory equipment, a plus.
    • Specific calibration and metrology training, a plus.
    • Math skills and the ability to use technical calibration equipment.
    • Problem-solving abilities along with being detail oriented
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Self-motivated, flexible, able to prioritize, multitask, and work in a fast paced & dynamic environment.
    • Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull 50 pounds of equipment or supplies

Keywords: EmployBridge, Poway , Sr. Lab Technician, Professions , Poway, California

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