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Kelly Services Laboratory Technician in Lenexa, Kansas

Kelly Science and Clinical is currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time, fully-benefitted Laboratory Technician in Lenexa, KS . The Mareks Manufacturing Technician assist in tissue and viral culture of Chicken Embryo Fibroblast CEF cells for Mareks Disease vaccine production in a clean room laboratory environment.

Pay : $21/hr with $2/hr shift differential for weekend hours worked – see below.

Hours:

Weekend shift:

Sat - Wed, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

OR

Rotating shift:

3 weeks: 530AM – 2PM, Mon – Fri, (OFF SAT and SUN)

1 week: 9AM – 530PM, Mon – Wed (OFF THURS and FRI), 9AM – 530PM, Sat - Sun

Must be willing work OT when necessary

Marek’s Manufacturing Technician assist in tissue and viral culture of Chicken Embryo Fibroblast (CEF) cells for Marek’s Disease vaccine production in a clean room laboratory environment. Tissue culture is currently performed using roller bottle tissue culture vessels. The production of the vaccine begins in the Marek’s laboratories with the receipt of highly concentrated primary CEF cell suspension; this suspension is then added to a growth medium made in house by technicians. Calculations are performed to reach a target cell amount per roller bottle vessel. Working seed ampoules are used to infect tissue culture vessels with a target virus particle amount to achieve optimal infection. These roller bottle viral cultures are then harvested, batched, and filled into labeled ampoules.

Marek’s disease is a highly contagious, often fatal, malignancy of poultry that affects the nerves and visceral organs and is caused by a herpes virus. Control is primarily by vaccination, which has resulted in a dramatic reduction in losses of this disease in flocks raised for consumption and egg laying.

Responsibilities and Key Duties:

  • Aseptic Technique: All laboratory processes must be performed aseptically. Procedures take place under a Grade A Laminar Air Flow hood in a clean room laboratory.

  • Clean room laboratory work: Requires daily gowning with sterile hooded coveralls, goggles, face-mask, two pairs of gloves, and clean room boot coverings.

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): The ability to understand and follow Marek’s Laboratory SOPs, Quality Assurance SOPs, Marek’s Laboratory Support SOPs, and other SOPs as applicable.

  • Documentation: All procedures must be thoroughly documented; documentation must be legible and concurrent.

  • Tissue & Viral Culture: Performing and understanding of basic tissue and viral culture.

  • Media preparation: Assist in preparation of growth medium and cryoprotectant medium to be used during various vaccine production processes.

  • Laboratory Support area: Marek’s Laboratory Technicians work closely with Marek’s Laboratory Support Technicians; this can include dishware preparation outside of the clean room laboratory and helping with the process of placing filled ampoules on cryogenic vial canes.

  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) & CFR Title 9: Animals and Animal Products

    Core Competencies:

  • Shape solutions out of complexity

  • Client focus

  • Collaborate with empathy

  • Engage and develop

  • Drive ambition and accountability

  • Influence others

    Technical / Functional Competencies:

  • Understanding of aseptic technique

  • Understanding of clean room behavior

  • Cell culture and viral culture knowledge

  • Mathematical aptitude

  • Coachability

  • Thoroughness & attention to detail

  • Flexibility

    Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferred but not required

  • Work Experience - Manufacturing experience preferred and beneficial but not required

    Physical Requirements:

  • Able to read, write legibly, and communicate in English

  • Color vision, frequent fine motor movements of the hands and wrist, periods of short-term balancing, bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching below knees to above shoulders, static overhead work, operating in small spaces

  • Ability to stand and walk >90% of work day

  • Ability to push/pull up to 40 lbs frequently

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs overhead occasionally

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs frequently

  • Ability to perform job duties for up to three hours without a break

  • Ability to dress and operate in clean room environments

    Working Conditions:

  • Clean Room Manufacturing Facility

  • Additional working hours may be necessary depending on harvest time

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Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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