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Danaher Corporation Technician I (Purification - GMP) - Days - Weekdays in Coralville, Iowa

Technician I (Purification – GMP)

Reports to: Assistant Manager of GMP HPLC

Employment Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Coralville

Division: Manufacturing Operations

Department: GMP Manufacturing


Shift/Schedule: MTWThF 7:00A – 4:00P

Purpose statement:

The Technician I (Purification – GMP) performs preparatory work and basic manufacturing functions for the production of oligonucleotides and aides the Purification group with general laboratory maintenance.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Maintains accurate and detailed product and instrument records

  • Maintains inventory control by performing appropriate transactions

  • Complies with the requirements for an ISO 13485, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 environment

  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls

  • Performs lab cleaning and decontamination protocols

  • Communicates with all levels of peers and management

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Specific Essential Functions:

  • Performs preparatory work for Scientists as prescribed.

  • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks

  • Loads pre-sorted small scale HPLC machines with oligo samples.

  • Performs processing tasks such as column desalting [all scales], manual sample extraction [custom scale], and combines [all scales].

  • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests.

  • Performs oligo dry-down [all scales] utilizing all dry-down platforms available.

  • Packs IE HPLC columns with appropriate resin


  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • Associate’s degree preferred


  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

  • Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience preferred

Other Job Qualifications

  • Manages time to achieve the best productivity possible

  • Ability to measure and handle materials in safe and accurate manner

  • Ability to maintain accuracy with attention to detail

  • Ability to use aids and work instructions effectively to perform job functions

  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.