Laboratory Technician I

Phoenix, Arizona

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Covetrus is dedicated to advancing the world of veterinary medicine and empowering veterinary healthcare teams across the companion, equine, and large-animal health markets. We provide a comprehensive suite of products, software, and services to help drive improved patient health, strong client relationships, and successful financial outcomes for veterinary professionals. SUMMARY Staff Laboratory Technician is responsible for providing support to the Laboratory and includes: receiving materials and supplies; receiving and processing samples; performing laboratory maintenance and calibration of standard equipment; cleaning and organizing laboratory, and collecting and preparing samples for analysis. Laboratory Technicians are expected to assist Chemists and Microbiologists and perform various tasks in support of laboratory operations. TECHNICIAN II - DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Receives and processes samples and laboratory materials/supplies Collects environmental monitoring and water samples Performs inventory of laboratory supplies, API, and chemicals Washes dishes, maintains cleanliness of laboratory work and inventory areas, maintains cleanliness of equipment and tools, organizes supplies and laboratory work benches, and other general lab duties Documents work and maintains good laboratory records in notebooks and on controlled documentation (good documentation practices) Performs daily laboratory tasks including temperature monitoring of incubators and refrigerators (environmental monitoring of laboratory), humidity checks, balance and pipette calibration/verifications, pH meter checks, etc. Cleans and records maintenance of eyewash in logbook Transports and disposes of general laboratory trash and waste Transports and disposes of laboratory hazardous waste into the central collection drums Sample preparation/analysis for potency and impurities, sub-visible particulates, drug release and disintegration (dissolution), pH, water activity, sterility testing, bioburden, endotoxins, and other lab testing procedures as assigned Prepares solutions such as test solutions, buffers, standards, markers and mobile phases Performs advanced testing techniques and utilizes analytical or automated systems for sample analysis including HPLC, UPLC, FTIR, Solaris Rapid Bioburden, etc. Performs filter integrity testing Performs analytical testing such as Dissolution, TLC, UV-Vis, Sub-visible Particulate, FTIR, Water Activity, pH, TLC, Container Closure, etc. Trains other technicians to perform standard testing procedures Assists in Beyond Use Date testing and stability program management as assigned Helps develop new methods for analytical procedures May assist in the development of SOPs, STPs, and work instructions May assist with projects and Research and Development work as assigned SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Ability to learn new tasks in a high paced environment and comply with quality standards to meet deadlines Basic knowledge of scientific principles and concepts with good mathematical and reasoning ability Self-motivated with good time management and organizational skills Beginner/intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment Effectively communicates, verbally and in writing, and interprets and follows instructions Attention to detail, exceptional observation skills, organization, and thorough documentation capabilities Willingness to learn new concepts and adapts in an environment with constant change Displays a high level of integrity Ability to comply with quality standards while working independently or in a team Self-motivated with superior time management skills. Must have the ability to work in a high paced environment and meet strict deadlines Intermediate/advanced ability in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint Intermediate/advanced knowledge of scientific principles and concepts with strong mathematical and reasoning ability Effectively communicates, verbally and in writing, and interprets and follows instructions Attention to detail, exceptional observation skills, organization, and thorough documentation We offer the following benefits for you to take advantage of while you are here provided you meet the eligibility requirements under each governing program: 401k savings & company match Paid time off Paid holidays Maternity leave Parental leave Military leave Other leaves of absence Health, dental, and vision benefits Health savings accounts Flexible spending accounts Life & disability benefits Identity theft protection Pet insurance Sales Positions are eligible for a Variable Incentive Certain positions may include eligibility for a short term incentive plan Covetrus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Date Posted: 13 April 2024
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