Lab Technician Job
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1405 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121, US
At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities.
What Nuclear Manufacturing contributes to Cardinal Health
Nuclear Manufacturing is responsible for the manufacturing of time sensitive radiopharmaceuticals in an integrity driven, highly regulated environment (i.e. FDA, NRC, DOT) to support patient treatment through disease diagnosis, staging, and monitoring.
The primary work environment consists of a cyclotron and associated manufacturing facility for the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals, which must be kept clean, orderly, properly lighted and maintained in optimum operating condition. Employees handle radioactive materials and are exposed to very low amounts of radiation that are deemed safe by current standards. The facility is operated under well-controlled and closely monitored conditions that are regulated by both State and Federal agencies, and that are enforced by the corporate internal quality and regulatory group. Each staff member will receive specific training in keeping radiation exposures within regulatory guidelines and he/she will be routinely monitored for their exposure to radiation. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.
Accountabilities in this role Successfully complete extensive training, including e-learning assignments and hands on components, to demonstrate and maintain proficiencyManufactures radioactive isotopes (includes synthesis set up, hot cell manipulations, distribution)Conducts quality control testing of each batch (utilizing gas chromatograph, dose calibrator, multi-channel analyzer, TLC plate scanner, high pressure liquid chromatograph, analytical balance, PTS, laminar flow hood and fume hood)Works in ISO 7 cleanroom to make product vials and customer vials for use in drug productionPerforms environmental and personnel monitoring in ISO 5, ISO 7, and ISO 8 environmentsCoordinates daily production run schedule based on customer and pharmacy needsDemonstrates strong documentation practices, oral communication, and writing skills. Performs clerical and administrative tasks, including maintenance of daily production records, report preparation and maintenance recordsManages SAP Inventory (includes receiving materials, properly inspecting materials for use, and maintaining proper cycle counts)Performs daily radiation safety tasks, along with general lab cleaning
A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes:2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements
This position is benefit eligible the first day of employment. This includes medical, dental, vision, Paid Time Off, education assistance, 401K and more!
Schedule: 40 hours per week. The typical schedule is Monday through Friday from 10:00p to 6:00a OR 12:00a to 8:00a. Candidate must be flexible to work different days, hours and schedules based on business need.
Sign On Bonus:$1500 Sign On Bonus
QualificationsHigh school diploma, GED or equivalent or equivalent work experience, preferredLab experience highly preferredMust be able to work overnight shift (Facility operates at night.)Prior experience in manufacturing, preferably in a controlled environment and/or regulated industry desired.Effective written and verbal English communication skills requiredAble to repeatedly follow detailed processing instructionsAbility to manage several tasks at the same time; Ability to evaluate operating conditions and exercise sound judgment and problem solving skills.Lifting: Frequent lifting between 50-75 lbs.Ability to see fine particulate and differentiate colors in liquid solutions.Ability to hear, write (English), and speak (English) clearly in order to communicate in manufacturing setting. Manual dexterity required for equipment operation and occasional reach and lifting of small objects.Ability to be an effective team member.
What is expected of you and others at this level in Nuclear Manufacturing for functional successAbility to execute Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements including Good Documentation Practices (GDP) Ability to monitor and verify quality in accordance with SOPsAbility to perform general maintenanceAbility to work in and maintain a sterile environment, including required cleaning of equipment and facilityWork in partnership with cross functional teams to ensure product/production expectations and demands are metDisciplined approach to adhering to a large volume of SOPs, with the ability to adapt to process improvementsAbility to learn and utilize technology to support manufacturing processesAbility to manage inventory
Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.