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Danaher Corporation Technician II (Formulation - CBS) - Overnight in Coralville, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Technician II (Formulation - CBS)

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Overnight (Monday-Thursday 8:30pm - 7:30am)

Purpose statement:

The Technician II (Formulation - CBS) formulates custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s specifications. This generally includes quantification, final packaging, and QC sampling of the products being made.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Uses automated and manual lab equipment accurately; including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities

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

  • Utilizes stoichiometry to convert measurement units and creates custom solutions

  • Translates order requirements into a process to formulate oligos to the customer’s specifications

  • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests

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

  • Maintains daily ship deadlines for all products

  • Maximizes automation for all processes

  • Incorporates new products and processes continuously

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

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Specific Essential Functions:

  • Completes replication of plate and/or tube orders

  • Utilizes ERP system to order lab supplies and fulfill work orders, as needed

  • Assists with writing and double checking scripts and mapping for liquid handlers

  • Assists with creating and following custom flows for special processing orders

  • Completes backend checks on final product, as required

Education:

  • Associate’s (2 year) degree or comparable combination of education and experience required.

  • Bachelor’s (4 year) degree preferred. Science related field preferred.

Experience:

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (and an emphasis on Excel) required

Required Skills:

  • Skill to calculate concentrations with provided formulas required

  • Ability to operate pipette required

Other Job Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail

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

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

  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.

  • Ability to manage time and works independently

  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management

  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

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

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • 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

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

What We Offer:

  • Shift Differentials (Extra Compensation for less traditional shifts)

  • 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

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

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 68,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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 (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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