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Kelly Services Lab Technician I - Autogenous in Lenexa, Kansas

Lab Technician I - Autogenous

  • Lenexa, KS

  • Temp to Hire

  • Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm

  • Starting pay: $15/hr

Job Summary and Purpose:

The Lab Technician I position will participate in activities working directly with egg and tissue culture, viral cultures, virus propagation, bacterial cultures and bacterial propagation techniques. This position will participate in and master processes using equipment such as: microscopes, centrifugation, roller bottles, incubators, filtration/concentration skids, fermenters using manual and semi-automatic equipment. Will participate and master the preparation of sterile and non-sterile media and reagents for tissue culture and antigen production, following strict aseptic technique and adhering to CFR Title 9 – Animal and Animal Products which guide autogenous procedures.

The Lab Technician I position will ensure that production and supporting documentation is completed accurately and concurrently. Will monitor and control the inventory of supplies. Will participate in the cleaning, preparation and sterilization of reusable equipment, glassware, vessels and other equipment. Participate in the production of high quality viral and bacterial antigen using strict aseptic technique. Follow the technician specific production roles as outlined by Department Focus Factory Leader.

Responsibilities and Key Duties:

• Basic knowledge of aseptic technique, tissue culture, bacterial and viral production methods

• Basic knowledge of cell counting, microscopic examination, gram stain and bacterial plating methods

• Participate in clean room laboratory work such as: Cell line passage processes (manual and semi-automatic), inoculation and harvesting of bacterial and viral antigen (manual and semi-automatic)

• Set up machines (inoculation and harvest)

• Disassemble machines for cleaning and sterilization and be capable of reassembling aseptically

• Proper inoculation/harvest techniques to prevent minimal losses, process maximum yields and eliminate contamination.

• Operate general production equipment such as autoclaves, fermenters, incubators, pumps, scales, pH/conductivity meters, inactivation tanks, incubators, microscopes, etc.

• Participate in solution/buffer/ media preparations

• Participate in inactivation of live antigen process

• Participate in and complete aseptic sampling of antigens, media, or reagents as needed and complete the promptly deliver samples to Quality Control

• Participate in and complete daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and sanitation of the laboratories, coolers, freezers and hallways

• Read and understand standard operating procedures (SOPs) and manufacturing directions(MDs)

• Participate in and complete concurrent data collection to ensure accurate equipment log tracking, JDE entry and departmental KPI’s

• Monitoring of equipment status, certification, calibration, temperature, gas level, speed, or other environment condition and maintain accurate record of use

• Demonstrate a culture of safety in day to day operations, including performing JSA's, safety audits

• Follow CFR Title 9: Animals and Animal Products

• Participate in the implementation of safety and quality initiatives

• Quality Assurance understanding: Assist in documentation review, assist in investigations as asked

• Participate in and complete inventory control to ensure process delivery times and ensure little to no delay from changes in the schedule

• Participate in and support on the job training and required trainings of others

• Assist in laboratory or other departments/section as needed

• Maintain an effective working relationship with others

• Perform all other duties as assigned

Core Competencies:

• Shape solutions out of complexity - Work to evolve immediate environment

• Client focus - Make sure needs and requests are treated equally and in a positive way

• Collaborate with empathy - Fully takes part in the working group to share information, listens to others and have a clear idea of the decisions taken

• Engage and develop - Open to share knowledge and to receive feedback from others

• Drive ambition and accountability - Ensure accuracy of work the use of KPI's and a responsible commitment

• Influence others -Show structure and confidence while speaking

Technical / Functional Competencies:

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

• Interpersonal and organization skills

• Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite

• Thoroughness and attention to details

• Analytical thinking and mathematical aptitude

• Ability work both independently and in a fast paced team environment

• Ability to work outside of set schedule, this may include weekends or holiday

• Must be willing to obtain and maintain certification for forklift operation


Education – Undergraduate degree in biology or a related field preferred but not required

Work Experience – Previous laboratory work preferred but not required

Physical Requirements:

• Able to read, write legibly and understand English

• Frequent repetitions of squatting, bending, reaching and twisting

• Frequent standing for long periods of time

• Lifting up to 55 pounds and greater (with team lift)

• Frequent repetition of wrist and shoulder rotations

• Dexterity: frequent fine motor movements

• Visual inspection

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)