Sr. Reagent Technician - Chantilly, VA req30767 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/20/2019

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Technician Reagent - 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.

Basic Purpose:
The Reagent Technician, Sr. is responsible for timely preparation of high quality laboratory reagents for use in technical areas, as well as dispensing and mixing chemicals and controls.  Actively participates in research and development of new and existing reagents. Complies with established quality control procedures and assists with the monthly inventory and ensures that supplies are ordered on a timely basis.  The incumbent actively supports and complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Prepare reagents for use in technical departments according to established procedures.

2. Prepare and dispense internal standards, controls, calibrators and master mixes for use in technical departments.

3. Perform daily instrument calibration duties.

4. Transport and exchange compressed gas cylinders for use in the technical departments as directed.

5. Assist with the maintenance of the department’s computer protocols and the placement of reagent orders.

6. Comply fully with established quality control procedures.

7. Ensure that chemicals, reagents and supplies are delivered to the technical departments on a timely basis, so that tests are not delayed.

8. Adhere to all established laboratory safety requirements.

9. Use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management.

10. Perform other ancillary duties as assigned by a competent authority.

11. Assist in the investigation and corrective action of problems associated with reagents as directed and may be required to work closely with laboratory personnel outside of immediate work area.

12. Participate in research and development of new and existing reagents, as directed.

13. Assist in training and development of new hires.
 Supervision Exercised:  
N/A
Qualifications:
Minimum Required:  High School Diploma with 10 years of progressive laboratory experience
Or
Associates Degree in a Biological or Chemical Science with 2 years of experience
Preferred: BS/BA degree in Biological or Chemical Science (other life science degree coursework will be evaluated)
Other: • Long periods of standing 
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and use material handling equipment to move large containers of products.
• Basic theoretical and operational job knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks.
• Familiarity with laboratory apparatus and equipment.
• Computer skills: word processing skills using Windows based software (Microsoft Office Suite).  Other automation skills helpful.  Typing skills desirable.
• Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with Quest Diagnostics employees and clients.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to follow procedures.
• Good verbal communication skills

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