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Lab Assistant II

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

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.
Responsibilities

  • Performs daily, monthly and quarterly instrument and equipment maintenance and cleaning tasks.
  • Monitors and prepares bulk reagents daily.
  • Troubleshoots minor equipment malfunctions by performing operational tests
  • 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 installations.
    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 instruments
    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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