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Scientific Technician

Kelly Services
Austin, TX 78703
Kelly is hiring multiple **Scientific Technicians** for one of our medical device client in **Austin, TX**


+ Pay: $22/hr

+ 1 year contract

+ The manager has three openings on their team, and the hours will be one of the two configurations once they start the position.

+ Hours: 6 PM to 6AM 12 hours (3-4-4-3) nights, Front End of Week (Sun-Wed) 12 hours (3-4-4-3) nights, Back End of Week (Wed-Sat)


**Position Summary:**

The BQ/EQ (Biological Quality/Environmental Quality) Scientific Technician I is responsible for performing routine and non-routine testing in support of all aspects of the manufacturing operations including but not limited to the utility systems, sterilizer systems, incoming raw materials, in-process product solutions and final product solutions while adhering to safety, standard operating procedures (SOPs), standard test methods (STMs) and specifications, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), standard laboratory practices (SLP), current good documentation practices (cGDP) and plant policies/guidelines.


**Essential Duties & Responsibilities:**

Perform microbiological and biological testing according to SLPs, STMs and SOPs. Test types (when applicable) include but are not limited to non-viable particulate (liquid and air mediums), viable particulate (air medium), bioburden for pre-sterilized product and raw bulk drug utilizing membrane filtration and/or direct plate inoculation, Bacterial Endotoxin (BET), Heparin Potency, environmental and utilities systems monitoring (e.g., floors, equipment, oil-free compressed gas), growth promotion of purchased and prepared media, gram staining, organism culture creation and maintenance, microbial identification, microchallenges, and non-viable particulate matter identification. Techniques utilized include but are not limited to serial diluting, pipetting, pour plating, handling and maintaining organism cultures, membrane filtration and direct plate inoculation, aseptic, and plate reading.

Utilization and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment in support of routine and non-routine testing such according to SLPs, STMs, and SOPs. Instruments/equipment (when applicable) include but are not limited to non-viable particle counters for liquid and air mediums (e.g., HIAC, CLIMET), viable particle counters for air medium (e.g., Surface Air Sampler (SAS)), UV-Vis spectrophotometer, fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), depyrogenation oven, steam sterilizer, pipettes (e.g., fixed, variable), waterbath (e.g., oil, water), compound light microscope, stereomicroscope, centrifuge, barcode scanners, label printers, stir/hot plates, timers/stopwatches, laminar airflow hoods (LAF) and biosafety cabinets (BSC).

Generate and maintain accurate manual (hardcopy) documents such as batch records and other controlled worksheets and electronic laboratory records of tasks completed and review and/or verify the results of other laboratory personnel according to cGDP, SLPs, STMs and SOPs. Generation and maintenance of such records include compliant utilization of databases and software applications such as PharmSpec, MODA or other laboratory information management system (LIMS) such as Labware, Oracle, Microsoft (e.g., Access), and Excel (e.g., validated spreadsheets).

Provide support in the resolution of manufacturing (production) problems, the execution of technical studies, and during laboratory investigations. Identify and escalate questionable or inconsistent results to the supervisor/manager or other designee such as lead laboratory technician(s). Participate in evaluating and clarifying problems and provide suggestions for resolution. Includes safety related items.

Draft or create redlines (edits) of minor worksheets and/or SOPs in preparation for document change processes under the guidance of a supervisor or designee (lead laboratory technician(s)).

Maintain and prepare media/materials in accordance with SOPs including sterilization of liquid and hard goods items. Includes decontamination and other sterilization cycle types as applicable.

Work on special projects as they arise.


**Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:**

Requires an understanding of laboratory instrumentation and methodologies including microbiology and environmental science(s). Must maintain a high regard for detail, timeliness, and accuracy of all testing and associated documentation.

Must be able to read, understand, and execute instructions in basic laboratory procedures.

Must be able to use mathematics to solve routine problems and execute algebraic equations daily.

Must be able to perform tests quickly and efficiently without sacrificing accuracy, safety or quality.

Must be able to use Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel) and have aptitude to learn internal systems.

Must recognize, communicate and appropriately respond to inconsistent and nonconformance results.

Must utilize good judgment in making decisions within limitations of recognized STMs and SOPs.

Must communicate effectively and proficiently at all levels both within and outside the plant. The individual is required to organize communication in a logical manner and explain technical information to non-technical individuals.

Must have demonstrated a high degree of personal maturity, reliability, and professional judgment.


**Education and Experience:**

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university is required. Field(s) or Specialty = Microbiology or Biological Sciences (Prefer a minimum of 1 general microbiological course with laboratory experience or 3 years in a regulated industry.)

Minimum Years of Experience = 0-2


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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Posted: 2021-11-12 Expires: 2021-12-13

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