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Sample Receiving Technician

Company: Biolife Plasma Services
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

By clicking the -Apply- button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's and . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionTo assist lab staff and management as needed in jobs (pre-analytical in nature) that do not require performance by testing personnel in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), applicable sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), with emphasis on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA), and applicable Takeda and BioLife policies, procedures and quality initiatives.ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Perform sample receiving/accessioning/processing according to SOP.
  • Perform sample centrifugation according to SOP as applicable to assigned area.
  • Responsible for discarding samples.
  • Request and receive back-up samples if applicable to assigned area.
  • Perform equipment maintenance and sample management functions to ensure accuracy and appropriate sample processing is performed and completed so testing is performed in a timely manner.
  • Daily communication of issues related to laboratory equipment, supplies, workload scheduling and participation in continuous improvement activities. Interactions involve basic courtesy, tact and respect.
  • Non-technical duties include monitoring supply inventories, ensuring that supply bins on the Lab floor are adequately stocked, and that work area is maintained in a compliant state, equipment and instrumentation is cleaned in accordance with SOPs.
  • Participate in operational excellence initiatives and projects to drive a culture of continuous improvement to achieve site operational excellence goals (including but not limited to 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen and Developing Defect Free Processes (DDFP).
  • Maintain general cleanliness of work area and assist other work areas as needed to ensure a clean and professional environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
    • Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to maintain complete and accurate records.-
    • Demonstrate work history of above average performance and attendance.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, analytical and problem solving skills and be detail/result oriented.
    • Proficiency in personal computers and applicable software programsLeadership
      • Integrity
      • Fairness
      • Honesty
      • Perseverance
        • Putting the patient at the center
        • Building trust with society
        • Reinforcing our reputation
        • Developing the businessDecision-making and Autonomy
          • Must be able to determine impact to product quality when testing deviations occur, contain the situation and implement preventive actions.Interaction
            • Interfaces with employees of various educational backgrounds and levels within the company.- Must be able to communicate effectively with all these various business partners.Complexity
              • Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens.
              • Laboratory environment requiring the ability to walk and stand for the entire work shift (up to 6 - 8 hours).-
              • Requires frequent lifting, carrying, and pulling up to 30 pounds, and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds.
              • Due to potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, 90% of work tasks require prolonged glove wear.
              • The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:-
                • High School diploma or equivalent required.Desired: Previous work experience in a Lab setting is preferredLocationsUSA - AL - HooverWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

Keywords: Biolife Plasma Services, Birmingham , Sample Receiving Technician, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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