Lab Assistant II
Company: Planet Pharma
Posted on: May 8, 2022
JOB SUMMARYSupports and ensures assigned areas remain in
compliance according to established Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
and /or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) procedures.Maintains
laboratory instruments and equipment on a daily, monthly, and
quarterly basis.Prepares and manages bulk reagent inventory for
assigned laboratories.Orders and stocks laboratory supplies and
equipment.Performs onsite servicing and technical support of
various lab equipment including Benchmark auto-stainers as well as
maintains calibration records and organizes repairs for all area
lab equipment.Coordinates all incoming/outgoing stained slide
and/or reagent shipments.May support several different functional
lab spaces and groups.May serve as the primary trainer for new Lab
Assistants in the area.
- Performs daily, monthly and quarterly instrument and equipment
maintenance and cleaning tasks.
- Monitors and prepares bulk reagents daily.
- Troubleshoots minor equipment malfunctions by performing
- Monitors and maintains usage logs for all equipment and
instruments. Monitors, schedules and delivers portable instruments
for calibration and maintains necessary documentation.
- Monitors and completes routine maintenance on Thermal equipment
(refrigerators, freezers, incubators, etc.).
- Coordinates equipment preventative maintenance, repairs and
validations with third party vendors.
- Prepares and schedules incoming and outgoing stained slide
and/or reagent shipments.
- Maintains stock room and monitor lab supply inventory.
- May perform staining runs for new BenchMark instrument
QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
responsibilities. Experience2 years relevant lab experience
requiredExpertise with Ventanainstruments in terms of monthly and
quarterly maintenance requiredExperience operating Ventana
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities--- This position requires a high
degree of organizational and communication skills, self motivated.
--- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. --- Attention
to detail in written instructions and documentation. --- Ability to
multitask and prioritize work. --- Ability to use test equipment
such as flow meters, pH meters, precision weight scales, and
pressure meters. --- Knowledge of and skill in inventory
management. --- Ability to lift up to 45 pounds. --- Some
laboratory and knowledge of general laboratory practices. ---
Passion for continuous process improvement. LEAN or other
OperationalExcellence training and experience a plus. Ability to
follow protocols to maintain quality systems
Formal Training/EducationH.S. Diploma required Prefer some college
coursework in a relevant field
Keywords: Planet Pharma, Pleasanton , Lab Assistant II, Healthcare , Pleasanton, California
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