Performs a variety of sample and standard handling tasks in support of the laboratory. Follows established SOPs and responds to requests from laboratory staff with minimal supervision. Assists laboratory staff in following sample handling procedures and enforces these procedures as necessary. Possesses a basic understanding of several portions of the overall sample/standard process.
Performs a variety of sample and standard tasks (receipt, check-in, login, labeling, launching, inventory, transport, check-out, etc. May participate in physical return and disposal of materials in support of the laboratory. Communicates status of samples / standards to appropriate laboratory staff. Guides and advises laboratory staff in sample / standard procedures.
Completes investigation and deviation forms as necessary, and determines appropriate CAPAs.
Reviews and provides feedback on laboratory requests, ensuring compliance with applicable SOPs.
Trains on SOPs, regulatory guidelines, and storage requirements. Responds to environmental unit alarms and participates in on-call responsibilities.
Performs work assignments accurately and in a timely and safe manner.
Education and Experience:
High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
Technical positions may require a certificate
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to at least 2 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic knowledge of inventory flow and control
Knowledge of laboratory and regulatory requirements (documentation, sample storage)
Ability to write/review SOPs and process improvement outlines
Familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
Good written and oral communication skills
Effective time management and project management skills
Problem solving/troubleshooting abilities
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Working Conditions and Environment:
Work is performed in a regulated environment. Ability to work in sub-frozen environments (all levels). Ability to prioritize assignments and work within potentially stressful deadlines (all).
Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. May also include shift work.
Frequently stands, twists waists, squats, and bends neck for 4--6 hours per day.
Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects.
Frequent mobility required.
Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
Moderate lifting (or otherwise movement, carrying, setting, and placement)of 15-40 lbs. with a maximum lift of 50 lbs.
Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
May interact with others, relating and gathering sensitive information. Interaction includes diverse groups.
Works with guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions from management. May require periods of intense concentration.
Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
Regular and consistent attendance