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Scientific Operations Technician

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Location: Sparks Glencoe, Maryland

Date Posted: 10 Feb, 2020

Shift is Monday-Thursday. 7am-5:30pm. 
Responsible for manufacturing and assembling clinical and commercial products. Operates production equipment. Weighs, measures and checks raw materials to ensure batches manufactured contain proper ingredients and quantities. Assists with in-process testing to ensure batches meet specifications. Responsible for validating processes and equipment that are directly related to filtration, cleaning and sterilization. Responsible for the removal and disposal of waste chemicals, solvents and acids. Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves complex issues associated with scientific operations.

Responsibilities and Duties
o Responsible for manufacturing and assembling clinical and commercial products. Operates production equipment.
o Weighs, measures and checks raw materials to ensure batches manufactured contain proper ingredients and quantities.
o Assists with in-process testing to ensure batches meet specifications.
o Responsible for validating processes and equipment that are directly related to filtration, cleaning and sterilization. Responsible for the removal and disposal of waste chemicals, solvents and acids.
o Creates solutions, powders, and liquids for batches to meet specifications
o Provides training support for on-boarding and/or new procedures
o Provides support to the lead/supervisor when necessary
o Provides continuous improvement recommendations and/or solutions to support overall operational efficiency
o Demonstrates the ability to follow established procedures according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
o Must follow all BD housekeeping policies and procedures
o Must follow all BD safety policies and procedures
o Must be able to work overtime as required to meet BD business requirements

Qualifications
Minimum Education/Experience:

o High school with technical certification in the area of laboratory operations plus 3 years laboratory experience, AS degree in a scientific discipline with 2-3 years laboratory experience, or BS degree in a scientific discipline plus 1-2 years laboratory experience
Basic Skills:
o Ability to demonstrate strong teamwork and communication skills
o Must be detail-oriented
o Strong time management skills required
o Ability to operate independently
Proficient/Working Skills:
o Must be proficient in English with the ability to read, write, analyze/evaluate charts, follow simple diagrams and perform basic arithmetic
o Proficiency in MS Excel is required