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Lab Technician - Kennebunk, ME

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Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43964

 

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

The purpose of this position is:

  • This position is responsible for the functional, in-lab testing of products produced or purchased by the Kennebunk plant.
  • This testing assures that the products meet the minimum quality requirements prior to release for sale.
  • As new products are introduced, this position will adapt validation tests as quality control tests and verify that newly validated products meet the minimum quality requirements.
  • This position also tests products returned as a result of a customer complaint for functional compliance.
  • This position must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and be able to follow written instructions.

This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Performs functional quality control analysis of existing and future Bioassay, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, and Storage products and provides test results to the QA Department
  • Troubleshoots production problems associated with Bioassay, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, and Storage products using established and innovative testing techniques.
  • Maintains all cell lines needed for functional analysis of products.
  • Assists in the validation of new Bioassay, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, and Storage products/processes and develops new and appropriate test methods for evaluating these new products and/or processes per request from the supervisor.
  • Assists in the functional analysis of products manufactured under an SMR (Special Manufacturing Request), and/or received through the Customer Response System (CMS).
  • Assists in the functional analysis of new products as outlined in the Quality Plans.
  • Keep precise and timely records of experimental procedures and data in Designated Lab Notebooks.
  • Maintains quality lab records according to procedure.
  • Keeps track of laboratory supplies and chemicals and stores them properly upon receipt.
  • Assists in the maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Follows all laboratory and plant safety rules and guidelines.
  • Creates and/or updates laboratory procedures, as appropriate, using established Change Order System for document control.
  • Establishes cooperation with plant personnel in order to carry out special manufacturing and/or testing needs.

Working Conditions:

  • Somewhat disagreeable working conditions, due to presence of chemicals and fumes.

Education:

  • High school Diploma or GED required.

Experience:

  • 1 - 3 years experience required to attain quality and quantity performance standards under normal supervision.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine