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Laboratory Technician I

Eurofins USA

This is a Full-time position in Louisville, KY posted September 12, 2021.

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

 In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

The Laboratory Synthesis Technician (LST) primary task is to sustain efficient production flow in the manufacturing synthesis laboratory by maintaining the chemical reagent supply of all instruments.

LST receives sufficient authority from Laboratory Manager or Shift Lead for the successful completion of assigned duties and responsibilities in the manufacturing synthesis lab.  The Laboratory Synthesis Technician is expected to gain enough expertise to take actions necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position and to identify the occurrence of departures from the quality system or from the procedures for performing tests and/or calibrations, so long as such action does not deviate from established company guidelines, is consistent with sound technical and business judgment, and follows the practices of the laboratory.

  • Handles chemical reagents appropriately adhering to safety protocols
  • Works with chemical reagents in a daily basis to operate synthesis equipment.
  • Works and communicates effectively with team members.
  • Is dependable and on time.
  • Maintains consistent quality and efficiency in all assigned work processes.
  • Troubleshoot minor issues with the equipment or immediately escalate major problems.
  • Applies adequate laboratory techniques after training
  • Understands and follows documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., Work Instructions, Checklists, Batch Records, Logs.
  • Maintains accurate production records according to requirements and in compliance with
  • Establish Quality System standards.
  • Follows all company safety and regulatory policies, including handling hazardous materials and wearing of proper PPE (personal protective equipment) that are relative to assigned work.
  • Is prepared to work overtime during shifts other than the one assigned or weekends if requested.
  • Completes successfully applicable on-site training programs in a timely manner.

Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate would possess: 

  • At least one year experience in manufactory environment
  • Previous experience working in an ISO-9000 or cGMP environment.
  • Microsoft Windows and Excel proficiency.
  • Previous experience working with Hazardous Chemicals.
  • Ability to lift 35+ pounds.

Basic Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field or experience working in manufactory environment.
  • Proven ability to follow written and oral instruction.
  • Ability to perform under pressure of a fast paced production environment.
  • Proven ability to work well with a team with little supervision.
  • Annual RCRA awareness training
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm.  Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Louisville, KY are encouraged to apply.

  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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