Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Laboratory Tech 1 - Second Shift in Des Moines, Iowa

At Eurofins US Microbiology, our goal is to make sure your individual testing profile meets both regulatory compliance and your overall program objectives in the most accurate and timely manner possible. Our technical staff of microbiologists and customer service representatives will work with you to choose the appropriate tests, methods and frequencies best suited to your specific needs.
Eurofins is searching for a Laboratory Technician I in Des Moines, IA.
Laboratory Technician I responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following * :*

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  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision

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  • Regular attendance and punctuality

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  • Reads, understands and follows management system requirements as relevant to responsibilities, including but not limited to requirements found in the Quality Manual, SOPs, Local Work Instructions and Methods which in turn ensures compliance with ISO/IEC 17025/AOAC ALACC requirements and relevant government regulatory.

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  • Adhere to all health, safety, and environmental regulations relative to assigned analytical work; maintain and assist others in maintaining a clean, safe work environment.

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  • Registration of incoming samples (as needed), maintaining a neat and accurate record system of work performed on a daily basis and as needed for quality control tests or regulatory purposes.

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  • Enter the sample data into Eurofins eLIMS system in a timely and accurate manner.

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  • Complete laboratory testing on all incoming samples in an accurate, efficient and timely manner; ensure sample turnaround time goals are met or exceeded.

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  • Verify results and submit results to the appropriate personnel for transmission, in a timely manner.

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  • Identify process difficulties and report these together with proposed solutions to supervisor.

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  • Maintain a perpetual state of readiness and willingness to respond to the queries and needs of clients, staff, and co-workers.

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  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with all company employees. Communicate orally and in writing to co-workers. This includes “intra” and “inter” departmental employees.

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  • Promote the company image through the exercising of sound and ethical business practices as related to the public and our customers.

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  • Continually strive to improve the quality of work we provide to our clients through existing and new technologies

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  • Identify non-conformances and out-of-specifications

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  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner

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  • Performs other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate would possess * :*

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  • AS or BS degree in Microbiology, Food Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, or Biochemistry, or related field preferred

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  • Team spirit and positive attitude are essential to being successful in this role

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  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

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  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

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  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

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  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
Basic Minimum Qualifications * :*

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  • High school diploma or equivalent

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  • Must have experience in plating, plate reading, and sample preparation

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  • Willing to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed

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  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Position is full-time position, rotating days 12pm-8:30pm, with weekends and overtime as needed which may include holidays. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Des Moines, Iowa are encouraged to apply.
As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.
To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com.
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Organization: Eurofins Microbiology, Inc.

Location: IA, Des Moines

Job Code: 11762