Job Details

Lab Technician 1st Shift

Company name

Rochester, NY, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Sciences

Posted on
Jul 18, 2021

Valid Through
Oct 31, 2021

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About the role
Performs data entry and processing of biological indicator spore strip tests in a high volume culture lab. Primarily serving the dental industry, B.I. spore strip tests are used in autoclave performance testing for sterility assurance.
What you will do

Follows laboratory procedure for testing samples including:

Sorting envelopes by test type and bundling them into packs
Labeling the test envelopes
Performing data entry
Transferring of spore strips into test tubes
Filling test tubes with media
Following SOPs to ensure appropriate incubation protocol
Record results of test samples

Performs all other assigned duties including but not limited to:

Prep, gram stain and view samples exhibiting bacterial growth
Media approvals including growth promotion and sterility checks
Counting and opening test envelopes
Cleaning of laboratory and office areas
Restock supplies in laboratory and office areas
Scan and archive completed test envelopes

Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results
Proficient in property software upon completion of training

General Job Expectations:

Complies with company policies and procedures
Plan, organize, prioritize and execute assigned work
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Adheres to laboratory quality control policies

The Ideal candidate:

Sef-reviews for accuracy and quality
Is self-motivated, always considering ways to improve efficiency of process
Works as part of a team to complete the daily workload, which may vary throughout the week
Has a reasonable sense of urgency for assigned tasks

What we are looking for

High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree in Biology or related science field preferred.
Excellent Communication skills both written and verbal
Must be able to read and understand all SOP's pertaining to their department
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds
Basic computer skills including 10-key.

Who we are
At Cantel, preventing infection is our business.  As a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that improve outcomes and help save lives.  We accomplish this mission by delivering our products through the following operating units:
Medical: Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. The medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents we manufacture and distribute are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes.
Life Sciences: Water purification systems for dialysis facilities.  We work with leading dialysis caregivers, delivering hemodialysis dialyzers and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products.
Dental: Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market (face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants). 
Cantel employees are inspired to improve the lives of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers.   If you are looking for a company driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and have the passion to shape the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you.  Join us and see why people love working here.

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