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Production Lab Associate 1

  • GE Healthcare
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 1/21/2017 9:00:18 AM
  • 2829151
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): United States ; Colorado; Lafayette


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Role Summary:
This Production Associate 1 position will perform primary tasks for Manufacturing of DNA and RNA, Quality Control Testing, Post Process modifications, and Finished Goods handling.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Completes the primary tasks in assigned areas including Synthesis, Quality Control, Post Process, and Packaging.
• Basic equipment tasks include: reagent filling; liquid-handling robot setup, operation, and cleanup; and handling of customer samples for final packaging.
• Collects requested data and communicates them to Supervisor.
• Maintains proper Housekeeping per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and 5S standards within the department.
• Participates in Team and Department meetings as required.
• Attends training as required.  
• Other duties as assigned, and may be asked to be included in quality activities, training sessions, and employee activity teams
• Comply with EHS regulations and policies

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) or a closely related field;
• Typically 1-3 years relevant laboratory experience;
• Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of a laboratory;
• Must be able to use a computer with previous work experience in MS Outlook and Excel; and
• Proficient typing skills.
• Ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment and computers as appropriate to the individual laboratory;
• Good analytical skills;
• Professional and clear communication skills, both written and verbal;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the talent for teamwork; and
• Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions: 
• Duties of this job are regularly performed indoors.
• Work is primarily in a laboratory environment and may include some work in office environment to include cubicles and/or in and around shipping/receiving docks, stock rooms, and storage locations.
• This position is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit, walk, reach and pull with hands and arms.
• Work includes standing on your feet for the majority of each shift.
• Associate is regularly required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• Must regularly lift and/or move up to 30-45 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
• Personal protective equipment must be worn to include lab coats, safety gloves, and safety glasses.
• Must be able to work overtime as required.

Desired Characteristics:
• The ability to multi-task;
• Critical thinking skills for a fast-paced environment
• Both the aptitude and the ability to apply what was learned in school in this real-world application such as analyzing LCMS and HPLC data.

Locations: United States ; Colorado; Lafayette

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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