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Cambrex High Point Laboratory Support Services Technician I in Agawam, Massachusetts

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You Matter to Cambrex.

Cambrex is a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides drug substance, drug product, and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. With more than 40 years of experience and a growing team of over 2,400 professionals servicing global clients, Cambrex is a trusted partner in branded and generic markets for API and dosage form development and manufacturing.

Your Work Matters.

At Cambrex, we strive to build a culture where all colleagues have the opportunity to:

  • engage in work that matters to our customers and the patients they serve

  • learn new skills and enjoy new experiences in an engaging and safe environment

  • strengthen connections with coworkers and the community

    We’re committed to attracting and nurturing a passionate team of valued professionals in our fast-paced and growing company. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, retirement savings and more! Can we make this broader language, so it fits in all markets, e.g., that includes healthcare, life insurance, planning for retirement, and more!

    Your Future Matters.

    Known for our customer-focused scientific and manufacturing excellence, as well as our strong commitment to quality and safety, we offer a range of career and growth opportunities across our global network of locations. Together with our customers, we aim to improve the quality of life for patients around the world. Start a career where You Matter by applying today!

Job Overview

As a Laboratory Support Services (LSS) Technician I, you will provide a variety of support for laboratory functions in accordance with SOP’s & GMP practices. This role is responsible for the cleanliness of the laboratory and to provide functional assistance for glassware maintenance, autoclave, and media preparation. You will become familiar with departmental duties such as operation of equipment, documentation requirements, and following standard operating procedures in this role. As a LSS Technician I, you will receive introductory cross training within the Microbiology, Analytical, and CRS areas, as well as provides miscellaneous back up support to other team members within your department.

Responsibilities

  • Washes glassware & ensures they are free of any cracks/rings/stains before returning to use

  • Maintains cleanliness of various labs (Level I, II & III), sample storage areas, & LSS work area

  • Performs autoclaving activities; cleans & preps various equipment for sterilization

  • Monitors, stocks, and prepares various media & PPE inventory in storage room, refrigerators, & labs as needed; verifies all media & material expiration dates; organizes shifting media preparation

  • Conducts in house water sampling; performs pH Calibration

  • Clearly & accurately documents all LSS activities

  • Balances & reagent verification

  • Supports Microbiology & Analytical Chemistry, & CRS labs through a variety of tasks.

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements

Education & Experience

Associate’s Degree or certificate in related science discipline, or a High School Diploma with 1+ years of experience in regulated environment

Required Knowledge/ Skills/Abilities

  • Basic understanding of GMP requirements

  • Good understanding of company SOP’s & requirements

  • Knowledge of appropriate gowning procedures required to safely perform assigned duties

  • Follows written procedures; performs basic math calculations

  • Promotes a safe work environment. Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and may be in clean room gowning for extended period of time. Understands & follows safety procedures & works in a manner to avoid injury to self and co-workers.

  • Ability to work in a regulated environment (FDA/DEA/OSHA) and strictly follow procedures

  • Effectively communicates both verbally & in writing. Ability to read & comprehend detailed written instructions.

  • Ability to clearly & concisely document all work activities in a timely manner utilizing existing forms & records. Writes legibly.

  • Performs basic math functions to include product accountability, material adjustment calculations & rounding.

  • Ability to move materials through facility using appropriate methods & equipment.

  • Operate machinery & read process control instruments to ensure proper operation.

  • Ability to clean rooms, equipment, & tools for use in cGMP environment.

  • Ability to maintain positive attendance record.

  • Positive attitude & the ability to work in a team environment.

    Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Travel

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and stoop. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required.

    Environment and Protective Equipment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet.

    Travel:

    Little to no expected travel time.

    All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

    Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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