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Scientific Services Specialist, Glass wash

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  • Hertfordshire, England

Status Regular Job ID JR-010874 Recruiting Region Europe

PerkinElmer is looking for

Scientific Services Specialist, Glass wash

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to provide critical lab support at a customer site. The Glass wash team provides a centralized service responsible for dirty pickup, processing, and clean delivery of laboratory glass. Glass must be inspectedto ensure all pieces are visually cleaned before returning to customer locations. A successful candidate should have great attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and be able to work independently.

Job Responsibilities

  • Pick up and deliver glassware, biologically contaminated reusable glassware, and plastic ware. 
  • Observe the established procedures for the handling and transporting of glassware and contaminated items. 
  • Operate autoclaves for decontamination or sanitization. 
  • Operate glassware washers, dry heat sterilizers, ultrasonic baths, and incubators. 
  • Maintain temperature chart recorders / equipment forms and use proper documentation. 
  • Prepare items for sanitization including glassware, caps and related articles, employing procedural steps during the process. 
  • Inspect glassware for cleanliness and structural defects. 
  • Routinely checks inventory of glassware, notifying Lead of deficiencies. 
  • Provide housekeeping of glassware processing areas. 
  • Follow all procedures in performing all aspects of glassware processing. 
  • Perform monthly de-scale and challenging of biological indicators. 
  • Use Good Documentation Practices (GDP) for all paperwork. 
  • Observe all safety precautions and is proactive in raising safety concerns. 
  • Complete all required trainings in a timely manner. 

Education/Experience/Qualifications

  • GCSEs
  • Glass wash experience preferred
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of relevant equipment after training 

Physical Demands

  • The overall physical exertion of this position requires:
  • Sit or stand 2-3 hours in laboratory areas.
  • Walk 2-3 hours within a facility.
  • Reach above/below the shoulder, bend at the knees and waist.
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Office work activities, including keyboard, with fingers/hands/arms up to 4 hours.
  • Work around moving laboratory equipment and machinery.
  • Use of personal protective equipment in laboratory.
  • Work with biohazards such as blood borne pathogens.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in a laboratory, controlled environments requiring personal protective equipment.
  • Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
  • Employee maybe required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures and National/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labelling.
  • Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.
  • Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.

What is Scientific Services?

  • We collaborate with world-leading organizations to help make their research processes more efficient. We source and manage targeted expertise to help free a customer’s scientific staff, so that they can concentrate on bigger picture activities. You are hired on as a full-time PerkinElmer employee and have opportunities to grow within our organization.

Benefits to working for PerkinElmer

Backed by an 80-year history rich in innovation, PerkinElmer is a long-time leader and pioneer in the scientific community. We hire talented, committed and driven people and strive to create a work environment that brings out the entrepreneur in all of us. Benefit packages include: pension, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holidays as well as a commitment to personal and professional development.

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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