Lab Assistant

locationWilmington - Delaware (DE), 19804


Estimated salary $13.74 an hour

Job Description:

Position Title: Lab Assistant - Equipment Support
Location: Upper Providence, PA

Job Summary
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to provide critical lab support at a customer site in Upper Providence, PA. The Glass wash team provides a centralized service responsible for dirty pickup, processing, and clean delivery of laboratory glass. Glass must be inspected to ensure all pieces are visually cleaned before returning to customer locations. A successful candidate should have great attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and be able to work independently.
Job Responsibilities
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of relevant equipment after training
  • Basic Qualification
    • High School Diploma
    • Glass Wash and Lab Equipment Support experience
    Physical Demands
    • The overall physical exertion of this position requires:
    • Sit or stand 2-3 hours in laboratory areas.
    • Walk 2-3 hours within a facility.
    • Reach above/below the shoulder, bend at the knees and waist.
    • Lift up to 25 lbs.
    • Office work activities, including keyboard, with fingers/hands/arms up to 4 hours.
    • Work around moving laboratory equipment and machinery.
    • 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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