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Danaher Corporation Technician II (Synthesis - Platinum Services) - Weekend Day in Coralville, Iowa

Employment Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Coralville

Division: Manufacturing Operations

Department: Platinum Services

Shift: Fri Sat Sun 7:00A - 8:00P

Work 36 hours per week, but get paid like a 40 hour week, plus an additional shift differential!

Purpose statement:

The Technician II (Synthesis - PLS) synthesizes custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s order. This generally includes synthesis, cleavage, deprotection and QC sampling of the products being made.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Synthesizes oligos on various synthesizer platforms

  • Cleaves and deprotects oligos utilizing appropriate methods

  • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests

  • Attaches modifications utilizing various techniques

  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls

  • Uses lab equipment including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities

  • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product

  • Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos

  • Handles expensive oligos and reagents

  • Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history

  • Follows documented custom instructions, when applicable

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Specific Essential Functions:

  • Organizes and handles customer-owned materials as well as non-standard reagent formulations

  • Prepares oligos for final shipment to the customer or for further processing in other departments

  • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product

Education:

  • Associate’s degree in a science-related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field preferred

Experience:

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

Required Skills:

  • Ability to quickly assess and prioritize work based on multiple variables

Other Job Qualifications

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals

  • Ability to manage time and works independently

  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management

  • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Are you ready to join an innovative, fast-paced, new team? Apply Now!

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

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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