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Laboratory Associate - 1st Shift

Pro-Form Laboratories has been a leader in the development and production of nutritional powders for over 35 years. As the "Pros in Powders", we blend experience, quality, innovation, and technology to ensure our customers' success in today's ever changing marketplace.

Pro-Form has immediate openings for a Laboratory Associate to work at our manufacturing facility in Benicia, CA. This is a 1st (Day) Shift role with a start time of 8:30 am, however flexibility is essential to the ideal candidate. There will be the potential of regular OT and probability of some Saturday shifts.

Please make sure to answer the question regarding desired pay rate to be considered for this position.

Summary:

Performs all paperwork, technical, and non-technical procedures required to process and submit samples. Assigns specific computer-generated identification numbers, checks for accuracy, and records all items processed. Forwards accessioned samples to designated laboratory location(s); and locating and correcting any discrepancies. Learns and keeps familiar with lab procedures and location of stored specimens. Locates specimens and pulls from various departments as requested.

Essential Functions:  

  • The essential functions of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to, those specifically identified in this description.  The Company may, at its sole discretion, add to, change, or expand the essential or marginal functions of this position. 
  • Maintaining a safe laboratory environment by ensuring compliance to environmental health and safety requirements
  • Maintaining detailed, timely, and accurate records of all incoming materials, daily test results and outgoing shipments using the in-house tracking system
  • Logging and categorizing incoming samples and distributing accessioned samples within the laboratory
  • Taking ownership external sampling (including shipping, logging, follow up, C of A and internal status updates). Ensure the organization of data generated by internal and external laboratory.
  • Meeting adequate laboratory turnaround time by tracking sample residence time
  • Assisting other laboratory personnel with routine analysis (e.g. allergen testing, FTIR, pH, Bulk density, etc) as needed and other tasks such as cleaning laboratory glassware, countertops, preparing buffers etc.
  • Communicating to Lab Manager and QA personnel, when results are out of specifications

Position Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Experience working in a cGMP manufacturing environment
  • Strong technical aptitude and the ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate results.
  • Hands on experience and technical knowledge of lab equipment preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet rigid deadlines.
  • Ability to complete complex assignments requiring ingenuity, originality and resourcefulness
  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and influence skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional data management and information processing abilities
  • Capability to understand directives and execute work as per set plans
  • Detail oriented and quality conscious individual
  • Ability to perform quality work under time constraints
  • Competent in working with several MS office applications, Adobe Acrobat and the common Data management software
  • Familiarity with test requirements of raw materials and finish products
  • Must be dedicated to customer service, consistently demonstrating a positive attitude in response to internal and external customer requests and communications.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Science (Chemistry, Biology or similar)
  • 1 year Lab experience preferred

Financial Responsibilities:

n/a

Reporting Relationships:

The Laboratory Associate reports directly to the Laboratory Manager.

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, those specifically identified in this description.  The Company may, at its sole discretion, add to, change, or expand the essential or marginal functions of this position.

Pro-Form Laboratories offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, FSA, paid vacation and sick leave.  

It is the policy and intent of Pro-Form Laboratories to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or medical condition as defined in federal and state laws. This policy covers all facets of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, selection, placement, promotions, transfers, demotions, termination, training, and compensation.

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