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Quality Lab Tech I

Req # JR - 024249 Location Opelika, Alabama, United States Additional Locations 40 Job Category Quality Control Date posted 07/30/2020

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  • Position is for a second shift workday, Sunday through Thursday.
  • Perform tests in the performance, microbiological, and chemical labs on finished dialyzers and raw materials; this includes analyses, calibrations, and maintenance on multiple lab equipment/instruments
  • Environmental, and product bioburden monitoring. Water system and process media monitoring
  • Microbiological techniques: bacterial isolation/identification, media preparation/growth promotion, aseptic technique, microscopy, LAL. 
  • Analyze out of specification (OOS) conditions and unusual trends, including documentation of investigation and escalation, as required. 
  • Order and maintain lab supplies/consumables.
  • Revise work instructions and templates to ensure ISO, FDA, and Baxter Corporate compliance. Creates new work instructions for new projects. 
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time, standing 5-6 hours at a time.
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office and labs to access file cabinets, lab equipment, etc.
  • Constantly operates various lab equipment and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer, etc.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with internal and/or external contacts. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Requires frequent bending, stooping, reaching above shoulders and below knees, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens in this position requires wearing a lab coat, gloves, face shield, and mask.
  • Ability to handle repetitive motion work such as pipetting, connecting tubing’s, use of keyboard and other electronic devices, etc.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays as required.
  • Normal visual acuity and the ability to distinguish color are necessary.
  • 2+ years of laboratory testing techniques and general knowledge of quality systems required.
  • Practical knowledge of microbiological procedures and aseptic technique required.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work efficiently as a member of a multi-functional team and posess the ability to perform work independently. 
  • The individual must possess good planning, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, as the role requires interaction with multiple departments, and external contacts. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, or Biological Science, Microbiology preferred. 

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