Lab Technician - 3rd Shift
Posted on: December 5, 2019
The Lab Testing Technician is responsible for performing testing 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.
- Perform only high and moderate complexity tests for which
certification has been authorized by the laboratory director or
designee and deemed commensurate with their education, training,
and technical abilities.
- Responsible for
- Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and
processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of
donor test results.
- Test and maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing
samples are tested in the same manner as donor samples.
- Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document
all quality control activities, instrument and procedural
calibrations and maintenance performed.
- Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or
reporting of test results and either correct the problems or
immediately notify the laboratory management.
- Follow the laboratory's established corrective action policies
and procedures whenever test systems are not within the
laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
- Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate
from the laboratories established performance specifications.
- 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 and Kaizen).
- Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements
Include educational requirements or equivalency, required years and
type(s) of experience, and necessary licenses or certificates.
Specify which are required and which are preferred. For UK, please
do not use years of experience due to UK Legislation.
- Bachelor degree from an accredited college/university in a
biomedical discipline (Chemical, physical, biological, clinical lab
science, or medical technology,)
- Associate degree from an accredited college/university in
laboratory science or medical laboratory technology
Bachelor degree in medical technology or Associates degree in
medical laboratory technology
1 year laboratory training or work experience preferred
MT or MLT certification from ASCP or other accredited certifying
Key Skills and Competencies
Takeda has maintained an unwavering dedication to put patients
first for more than 235 years while we live our values of
Takeda-ism-Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are
united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a
Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in
We focus our research and development on the core therapeutic areas
of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, and on providing
vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel
products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as
our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.
BioLife, a subsidiary of Takeda, is an industry leader in operating
high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States.
At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the
quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help
make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home.
Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone. BioLife's employment
opportunities are among the best, offering competitive pay,
immediate benefits, paid time off, on the job training, advancement
potential AND an environment full of fast-paced fun all while
working to save lives.
- Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
and to maintain complete and accurate records
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
interpersonal skills and analytical/problem solving skills
- Proficiency in the use of personal computers and applicable
- Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens requires90% of work
tasks to be performed while wearing gloves
Other Job Components
Complexity and Problem Solving
- Must be able to determine impact to product quality when
testing deviations occur, contain the situation and implement
Internal and External Contacts
- Interfaces with employees of various educational backgrounds
and levels within the company.Must be able to communicate
effectively with all these various business partners.
- Ability to stand up for 6-8 hours
- Ability to lift, carry and pull up to twenty-five (25)
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