Sr. Bio-Analytical Instrument Tech - Chantilly, VA req33870 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/3/2019

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Tech Bio-Analytical Instr Sr.- Chantilly, Virginia

Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8AM-4:30PM 

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Job Summary
The Bio-Analytical Instrument (BAI) Technician Sr is a non-exempt position reporting to the BME Supervisor.   Provides assistance to internal clients and is accountable for working independently with minimal supervision.  The position requires strong communication skills both verbal and written plus technical skills to accomplish job responsibilities.  This is considered a senior level position and is second in a two level job family.

Job Accountabilities

Performs high complexity preventive maintenance on various instrumentation in the laboratory (i.e: LCMS/MS, Ion Mobility, HPLC, and any upcoming new technology).
Performs experiments and suitability tests to evaluate new laboratory instruments.
Performs troubleshooting of instrumentation including (but not limited to) communication, software, and hardware.
Perform troubleshooting of assay related issues in relation to instrument issues (i.e. low counts, irregular pressure traces, retention times, reagents, etc.)
Assist in installation of new instruments as needed.
Ensure appropriate documentation is in place and maintain documentation to comply with guidelines of inspection agencies, manufacturers and department recommendations.
Maintain a high level of competency and expertise in the area of instrumentation (i.e. reading related articles, attending workshops, in-house lectures, off-site trainings and seminars).
Maintain inventory of critical parts for instrumentation.
Assist in special projects from the supervisor or other department managers and/or directors as needed.
Travel to other business units as needed to assist in issues regarding troubleshooting, training, etc.
Demonstrate initiative in making suggestions to improve efficiency and productivity and provides consistent feedback.
Maintain compliance with all regulatory agency requirements through documentation, audits, and corrective action.
 Assigned to manage and/ or complete assignments outside of regular work to aid in assay or department improvements (i.e. workflow study, green belt projects, testing new instrumentations).
Work overtime to ensure repair of critical instrumentation.

Job Requirements
BA/ BS degree or above (preferably in science, engineering, or computer information) from an accredited college or university with at least two (2) years of laboratory experience is preferred. Or, high school diploma with a minimum of ten (10) years of laboratory experience is required.
Requires at least three to five (3-5) years of Bio-Analytical Instrumentation Technician experience.
Strong computer skills (i.e. word processing skills using Windows based software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Lifts light to moderately heavy objects. The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects. Objects in the weight range of 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects in the weight range of 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally and objects in the weight range of 26 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted and carried.  Objects exceeding 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance.
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time and requires long hours of eye and hand coordination.
Must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment and maintain production and quality standards determined by the department.
Must be able to work in a biohazard environment and comply with safety policies and procedures outlined in the Environmental Health & Safety Manual.

Keywords:  Calibration, Validation, equipment repair, hands on Preventative Maintenance.

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