LGC provides a range of measurement products and services which underpin the safety, health and security of the public, including reference materials and proficiency testing, Genomics reagents and instrumentation, and expert sample analysis and interpretation. Our customers are across a number of end markets including Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food, Environment, Government and Academia.
In our Genomics Division, we use our expertise in DNA extraction, genotyping, sequencing and PCR to enable scientists and companies to feed, cure and protect the world’s population. We supply genomic services from our UK, Germany and US laboratories, to global customers in agricultural biotechnology, molecular diagnostics, research, pharma/biotech, applied and clinical markets.
- Over 100 million DNA tests performed on 1 million human, plant and animal samples per year
- Over 1 billion genotyping PCR reactions completed
- Biobank repository of over 400,000 validated KASP genotyping assays
- Sequenced DNA from 600,000 samples annually
- Enabled scientists to extract DNA from over 10 million samples, with our sbeadex chemistry
- Hundreds of thousands of Synthesis reactions of Oligonucleotides per year
- Over 2,300 scientific papers citing KASP
- Implementation and maintenance of instrumentation platforms globally – currently over 100 in place
Our employees set us apart from competition, thanks to the diversity of skills, knowledge and expertise as well as our international pool of talents, demonstrated every day by our teams. We encourage our existing and future employees to set the bar high and challenge them to look continuously for ways to exceed our customers’ expectations. Whether a scientist or not, we expect everyone at LGC to be passionate about our science and its impact on our world. We have exciting opportunities both in the UK and internationally – and we expect the impressive growth rate we have seen over the last few years to continue, which in turns enables us to offer exciting development for everyone at LGC.
We play a key part in making the world safer, every day and everywhere.
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.
The Production Support Technician I is primarily responsible for maintaining sufficient stock of buffers and reagents for operations throughout the company. These duties will require the employee to be familiar with the use of the inventory system to determine relative priorities of requested materials as well as monitoring the stock levels of common chemicals and materials used in buffer formulation. The PST1 will work with the PSTII to ensure that the equipment used in buffer manufacturing is within calibration and that all routine maintenance for water purification instrumentation is performed in a timely manner.
Secondary responsibilities for the PST1 will be to assist the PSTII with immunochemical manufacturing and analysis. The technician will also be required to update buffer protocols on an as-needed basis.
- Prior to performing work, complete all requisite training and elicit supervisor verification of training effectiveness.
- Perform assigned tasks using the established protocols and methods on the appropriate equipment and within the given final specifications and timeline.
- Effectively communicate and coordinate with Chemical Production team members, affected employees in other departments, and the Production Support Supervisor to assure the most efficient use of time and resources.
- Effectively communicate with supervisor to ensure all equipment is functional and available for use.
- As needed, ensure that the appropriate work instructions are in place as well as request new procedures and documents with the objective of improving production efficiency, complying with applicable quality and safety standards, and to ensure continuous improvement of processes.
- As needed, ensure the availability of materials and equipment to complete tasks in a timely manner that complies with internal and external customer requirements.
- Make recommendations to supervisor as necessary regarding resources required to meet objectives and timelines, including materials, equipment, employee assistance, and work space.
- Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work space.
- Comply with all company, departmental, and regulatory policies and rules.
- Provide status reports and updates in short communications to the Production Support Supervisor as needed.
- The specific responsibilities of the position will include, but not be limited to, the following
- Immunochemical modification with various ligands.
- Buffer production as needed
This position requires either completion of college chemistry coursework, 2 years industry experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates proficiency to meet the requirements of a production support technician I
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent understanding of laboratory safety, chemical safety, and general safety practices
- Competent with chemical calculations for molarity, density, and use of the metric system.
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must possess problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Flexible and proactive
- Good computer and data entry skills
- Ability to remain calm in an emergency situation and help other employees
Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Use of a web browser.
Essential competencies and behaviours: