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Production Specialist III - Temporary Employee

Company Name:
IDEXX
## Description
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 5,700 people and offers products to customers in over 175 countries.
Perform a variety of production / manufacturing tasks in support of day-to-day Research & Development operations. Responsibilities include preparation of experimental devices and/or lab equipment, solutions, reagents and biological samples. Responsible for producing a high quality product and maintaining a clean and safe work environment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: _ _
Perform one or more of the following production / manufacturing tasks:
Formulate, fill, package and inspect products. Process, assemble and package materials to customer specifications
Test and inspect product.
Use lab equipment to formulate bulk solutions and prepare biological reagents. Bulk formulations include, but are not limited to, buffers, spiking and preparing antigens and antibodies, washes and overcoating solutions
Complete all set-up operation, clean-up, and/or change-over for manufacturing equipment in the work center
Maintain a clean and safe work environment
Record information in Product Documentation in "real time". Ensure that all transactions are timely and entered accurately
Close product documents up to and including final sign-off in assigned work centers
Maintain accurate time records of labor distribution across multiple cost centers
Maintain daily build schedule
Perform monthly Safety and Process Audits if applicable.
Organize non-production assignments such as training and machine maintenance into the schedule as needed
Responsibilities in one or more of the following areas:
Read and follow documentation, SOP's, Work Instructions and equipment manuals. Update documentation and instructions as needed.
Follow all prescribed safety measures and practice good chemical hygiene when working with bioreagents and chemicals of any kind.
Implement and openly solicit quality innovations within established parameters.
Produce a high quality product at established rates
Cross-train in multiple work-centers
Identify and recommend process and safety improvements where applicable.
Identify problems, assist in routine problem solving and troubleshooting of equipment.
Maintain positive and professional working relations with customers, team members, and members of other functional areas including vendors/external customers.
Participate in 5S, ISO, and other company programs as appropriate.
May organize work activities, mentor others and/or lead teams. May monitor teams providing verbal/written performance feedback to supervisor. May assist supervisor with scheduling of work request and allocation of available resources. May train co-workers ensuring a high degree of consistency and cross-training on the team.
Perform other duties as assigned.
## Qualifications
EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent required
Associates Degree a plus
EXPERIENCE:
0 - 4+ years production and/or manufacturing experience. See leveling guide.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Basic math skills; add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages; and interpret data.
Ability to read and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Ability to read and communication in English
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret manufacturing and quality control documents, technical procedures, or government regulations.
Ability to complete formal documentation.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Thorough, accurate and detail-oriented.
Ability to multi-task.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision.
Ability to define and draw valid conclusions.
Proficient computer skills in MS Office, SAP, Livelink, Internet, etc.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to internal customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to lead, direct, delegate and train others if applicable. Leadership skills a plus.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Regularly required to stand and sit for extended periods; extend and reach with hands and arms; and use hands and fingers to handle, squeeze, twist, pinch, grip and manipulate objects, controls and tools.
Regularly perform repetitive manual and automated assembly operations.
Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch.
Frequently required to lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds and to push/pull pallet jacks and carts.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus .
Ability to hear machines and alarms may be required.
Weekend hours and weekday overtime may be required .
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Normal production and/or lab environment.
Frequently works near moving mechanical parts.
Exposure to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
Personal protective equipment and/or clothing required.
Work environment may include strobe and blinking lights.
The noise level is moderate to loud.
No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.
EOE/M/F/D/V
Job: Research & Development
Primary Location: Americas-United States-Maine-Westbrook ME
Organization: RA R&D; Lab Operations - 30000613
Schedule: Part-time
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Posting: Jun 11, 2014, 12:05:35 PM
Req ID: 10123 0

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