Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Environmental Monitoring Technician 1 in Los Angeles, California
Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of people. Our three divisions –Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital–develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.
We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. As a company devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, we are looking for talented professionals worldwide. Make a difference and join us in this challenging and rewarding enterprise.
Responsible for collecting environmental monitoring samples in the manufacturing processing areas including viable, non-viable, surface, personnel, water and gases as scheduled.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Collect environmental monitoring samples in the manufacturing processing areas including viable, non-viable, surface, personnel, water and gases as scheduled.
Prepare equipment and supplies required for environmental monitoring.
Will share general responsibilities for monitoring equipment maintenance and calibration, housekeeping, and other support functions (e.g., inventory of consumables and reagents).
Compile and enter data into computer database (i.e. LIMS - Laboratory Information Management System) to be used for reporting and trending purposes.
Review test results against specifications.
Maintain sample logs on a daily basis to ensure timely testing and tracking of all samples.
Maintain Instrument Usage and Calibration Logs based on instrument usage during the preparation and testing of samples.
Strict adherence to procedures and practices according to FDA regulations.
Strong emphasis on documentation according to FDA regulations.
Adhere to departmental corporate safety policies.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS & EDUCATIONAL 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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associate’s degree in Microbiology, Biology or closely related scientific discipline is required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Related experience in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or FDA regulated environment is preferred.
Requires a basic understanding of the fundamentals of microbiology, aseptic techniques and environmental monitoring.
Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.
Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.
Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.
Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Specific experience with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is preferred.
Must be flexible with working hours / shifts in order to accommodate the 24 hour, 7 day plant operation.
Ability to lift /move up to 25 pounds.
Ability to stand for extended periods - up to four (4) hours at a time.
Manual dexterity to perform all job functions.
Ability to gown and work in an aseptic/clean room environment.
Exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals and biological hazards.
*This job description is accurate at the date of publication and may change over time. It is not intended as an exhaustive description of the job. Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change.
Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
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