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Danaher Corporation Technician II, Bulk Chemistry in Ames, Iowa

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for safely handling large quantities of chemicals during manufacturing of chemical reagents. This position does bulk reagent preparation and control per work order and according to established manufacturing procedures. Products may include solutions, powders, microbiological media, and dyes. Responsible for maintaining accurate records and inventory levels of raw materials. Has primary responsibility for product quality.

Department: Bulk Chemistry

Schedule: Monday – Thursday 3:15pm-1:45am. Overtime may be required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manufacture bulk solutions, powders, microbiological media and dyes.

  • Use existing formularies to manufacture bulk reagents per work order.

  • Operate all manufacturing equipment in a safe and productive manner.

  • Perform production controls and adjust bulk reagents to meet product specifications and ensure quality. Release conforming materials to processing, packaging or stock in a timely manner.

  • Maintain clean production and lab area to eliminate contamination.

  • Maintain production equipment in proper working condition.

  • Comply with company safety policies including safe operation of equipment, PPE usage, safe transportation and handling of bulk chemicals, hand tool safety, lock-out-tag-out, and proper storage of tools, etc. Comply with good housekeeping policies.

  • Maintain accurate records

  • Keep accurate production and inventory records, follow kanban process.

  • Update routings, BOM's and formularies via ECO process.

  • Perform production scheduling to optimize equipment usage with an emphasis on out of stock and coordination with packaging.

  • Accurately perform required computer data entry and work order transactions (LOTS, scrap, Oracle, ARIBA, Kanban, etc.).

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities

Other Non Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or other related physical science field highly preferred.

  • One-year completed college chemistry with lab.

  • One-year of lab based work in chemistry or similar related field preferred.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated laboratory technique

  • Demonstrated analytical technique (use of volumetric glassware to make standard solutions, perform dilutions, and perform titrations)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Team Player mentality

  • Self Motivated

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described herein 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 frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to, stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to hear, walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, and smell.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 100 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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 may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

Frequent/daily exposure to large quantities/volumes of hazardous and nonhazardous chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses are not allowed in the facility.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING:

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

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