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Buffer Formulation Technician (2640018950)





Newark, Ontario, Canada

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. As a member of our team, you’ll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop rapid groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges.


* Work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow all safety policies fostering a safe work environment.
* Immediately report all safety concerns including injuries and safety suggestions.
* Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area without supervisory approval; evaluates and selects solutions from established operating procedures and/or scientific methods.
* Responsible for bulk buffer formulation to support the Jidoka Production Lines.
* Performs pH testing to ensure bulks meet in-process specifications.
* Perform accurate real time documentation to ensure right first time (RFT) operations.
* Perform verification and review of peer activities.
* Train others on manufacturing processes.
* Monitor equipment and inform leads or management of any issues.
* Maintain laboratory housekeeping including reagent and equipment inventory levels.
* Recognize issues and defects and complete necessary documentation and escalate accordingly.
* Recommend and implement improvement ideas in the lab that will positively affect production efficiency, Quality and Safety.
* Assist other department in qualification of new methods and instruments.
* Trouble shoot equipment and assay failures.
* Suggest and assist in SOP revisions.

* Complete all assigned and required training on time.
*Education and Experience: *

* High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 2-4 years of related work experience OR
* AA or Technical Trade Degree with 1-2 years of work experience
*Knowledge and skills: *

* Must be able to follow cGMP and cGLPs, FDA and ISO standards.
* Must be able to follow direction, able to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through speech and/or written form.
* Proficiency in computer systems such as Word, Excel, SAP and e-mail.
* Has good understanding of how the team integrates with other depts.
* Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within area of expertise.
*Physical requirements/abilities: *

* Must be able to lift 25 Lb. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.
* Ability to transport heavy materials up to 400lbs with the appropriate machine or equipment assist.
* Ability to work in a controlled environment.

* Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
* Experience working in a GMP/ISO manufacturing environment.
* Experience using analytical scales, Pipettes and working with hazardous chemicals.
* Flexibility with the work schedule including modified shift times, overtime and weekends.
*About Danaher*
As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cepheid is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher’s unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful *[Danaher Business [Register to View] tools and the stability of a tested organization.
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