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General Lab Support Specialist (Rockville, MD)

Company: PerkinElmer
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 16,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a single point of contact for scientists, coordinating flow of services to lab and write up Pick up and deliver glassware, biologically contaminated reusable glassware, and plastic ware.
  • Observe the established procedures for the handling and transporting of glassware and contaminated items.
  • Operate autoclaves for decontamination or sanitization.
  • Operate glassware washers, dry heat sterilizers, ultrasonic baths, and incubators.
  • Maintain temperature chart recorders / equipment forms and use proper documentation.
  • Prepare items for sanitization including glassware, caps and related articles, employing
  • procedural steps during the process.
  • Inspect glassware for cleanliness and structural defects.
  • Routinely checks inventory of glassware, notifying Lead of deficiencies.
  • Provide housekeeping of glassware processing areas.
  • Follow all procedures in performing all aspects of glassware processing.
  • Perform monthly de-scale and challenging of biological indicators.
  • Use Good Documentation Practices (GDP) for all paperwork.
  • Observe all safety precautions and is proactive in raising safety concerns.
  • Complete all required trainings in a timely manner.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of relevant equipment after training
    Basic Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or GED
      • 0-2 years related experience in a laboratory environment is must
        Preferred Qualifications
        • Glass wash experience preferred
          Other Requirements
          • Must be able to remains in a stationary position more than 25% of the time
          • The person in this position needs to regularly move inside and outside labs
          • Frequently operate on laboratory glassware which will require regularly bending, squatting, stretching and reaching in order to perform assigned task.
          • Occasionally move or lift up to 25 pounds
          • Specific vision abilities required by this position include without limitation, the ability to observe details at close range (within a few feet of the glassware), distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to perform the essential functions of this position.
          • Occasionally operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
          • Use of personal protective equipment in laboratory
          • Work with biohazards such as blood borne pathogens
            Working Environment
            • Must be able to work in a laboratory, controlled environments requiring personal protective equipment
            • Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high
            • Employee maybe required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling
            • Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately
            • Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment

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