1+ months
2018-03-152018-04-22

Microbiology Technician

Abbott
Los Angeles, CA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Perform laboratory testing per routine documented procedures, perform sterilization and test validations.  As needed, will perform the tasks for maintenance of the microbiology laboratory.

Responsibilities:

  •  Support the Microbiology Laboratory:
    • Equipment preparation and sterilization/depyrogenation.
    • Preparation of media.
    • General laboratory cleaning.
    • Preparation of specialty test samples.
    • Ordering of supplies.
    • Perform Test Procedures:
      • Perform self contained sterility testing
      • Perform bioburden estimation of devices, components, and solutions.
      • Perform endotoxin testing of devices, components, and solutions.
      • Perform validation of product test procedures.
      • Perform Environmental Monitoring:
        • Perform certification testing of cleanrooms (particle counts, air velocity, pressure differential, microbial count, air filter leak test).
        • Documentation of laboratory procedures:
          • Accurate record keeping of lab procedures performed and their results.
          • Archiving of lab records.
            • Modification of controlled documents via the Change Order process.
            • Troubleshooting/Brainstorm microbiological test procedures, cleanroom environmental disruptions, and sterilization cycles.
            • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
            • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
            • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

              Qualifications:

              • High school diploma or equivalent required.
              • Two or four year degree in microbiology/biology or minimum of two year science curriculum desired.
              • 1-2 years medical device experience preferred.
              • Some laboratory experience desired. (Experience may be through post-high school courses)
              • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
              • Solid computer skills.
              • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
              • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
              • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
              • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
              • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.


                Job Family: Operations Quality
                Division: CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure
                Travel: No
                Medical Surveillance: No
                Significant Work Activities: Awkward/forceful/repetitive (arms above shoulder, bent wrists)

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