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Lab Technician

Company: Cepheid
Location: Newark
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


  • Monitor and audit GMP/GLP compliance within production labs
  • Perform regular inspections & audits of labs to ensure adherence to company policies, guidelines, SOPs, and Biosafety program.
  • Report audit findings to appropriate management and follow-up on changes/fixes implemented
  • Collaborate with the Facilities Janitorial Group to ensure adherence to cleaning standards
  • Update laboratory signage as needed
  • Maintain stock levels and restock consumable lab supplies as needed
  • Perform lab maintenance tasks such as replacing bleach baths and refilling PPE supplies
  • Perform surveillance swabbing and testing on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis
  • Train in using the GeneXpert systems for routine surveillance testing
  • Train in specific production line tasks as needed if specific process improvements are needed
  • Audit and revise laboratory SOPs to ensure physical processes match the existing SOPs
  • Serve as point of contact with facilities to address open lab issues/tickets
  • Maintain monthly maintenance & cleaning of GeneXpert systems in specific labs
  • Provide training to new associates in lab maintenance expectations at Cepheid
  • Provide support during the expansion and remodeling projects of the labs
  • Support production supervisors and managers with lab specific projects
  • Become proficient in 5S and Standard Work lean concepts
  • Work with area owners to clean, reorganize production & storage areas to optimize space
  • Coordinate with laboratory coat vendor to order new lab coats and maintain supply of lab coats
  • Review and provide feedback on process improvement proposals within manufacturing group
  • Present audit findings and updates in presentation format in small and large group settings
  • Lead facility and process improvement initiatives as assigned by manager
  • Build strong communication and collaboration channels with stakeholder groups and individuals
  • Support Safety Champions in maintaining safety within manufacturing labs
  • Support manufacturing associates to maintain a standard of safety and excellence within our labs
  • Work effectively within the team through collaboration and teamwork to complete assigned tasks
  • Participate in other lab improvement projects as neededMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education or Experience (in years):
    • High School diploma or equivalent education and experience; Bachelors preferred, understanding of laboratories equipment.
    • 2+ years of related work experience in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing facility, public health laboratory or similar institution
    • Knowledge and Familiarity with working in Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1) laboratories
    • Familiarities with working in Class A laboratories.Qualifications:
      • Basic computer skills
      • Hands -on and fluent with basic lab equipment
      • Knowledge of Biosafety Level 2
      • Passion for continuous process in the labs
      • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with sterilizing/cleaning equipment is required.
      • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of professional personnel and strong team player
      • Ability to follow oral and written procedures
      • Organized and capable of working independently under minimal supervision
      • Must be a self-starter with strong focus on quality, attention to detail and delivering resultsPhysical requirements/abilities:
        • Ability to work in an office environment. Ability to work in a laboratory environment.Preferred Requirements (optional):
          • Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment
          • Statistical, Lean, and Six Sigma training
          • cGMP/GLP experience is highly preferred When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here.We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.If youve ever wondered whats within you, theres no better time to find out.

Keywords: Cepheid, Newark , Lab Technician, Healthcare , Newark, California

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