Laboratory Technician I - Manufacturing
Laboratory Opportunities
Job Function/Requirements: 
  • The position assists and supports the functions of the department
Essential Job Duties: 
  • Has ability to follow SOP’s in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Assists in maintaining media(s) and /or cell lines used in manufacturing
  • Cleans and maintains aseptic work environment
  • Cleans and wraps equipment for autoclave process
  • Dispenses media(s) as needed
  • Handles live organisms per home department protocol
  • Assists in home department, trained alternate department and downstream processing as needed
  • Successfully and accurately communicates results to Technician II, and/or Technician III and/or Supervisor
  • Incumbent will promote safety in all areas of work and follow Good Laboratory Practices
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on occasion, able to bend, twist and perform fine motor manipulations
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must pass medical clearance/fit testing, when required
Nature and Scope: 
  • The incumbent reports to a designated supervisor or manager
  • Assists with projects with explicit direction
  • Interacts with lab personnel in home department and other functional departments within Industrial Operations
  • The incumbent is responsible for following procedure and adhering to good laboratory practices
  • He/she acts within the guidelines established by Company policy and delegated authority
  • Must understand and work with regulatory guidelines established by USDA
  • Accountable for complying with the BIAH/Merial/Newport Business Code of Ethics to the highest standard
  • Accountable for complying with the Company Handbook and all policies set by the Company
  • The position requires a high school degree or GED
  • Ability to comprehend microbiology techniques and language and capable of working in a microbiology laboratory
  • Good record keeping abilities and good verbal and written skills
  • Incumbent must be able to do mathematics through Algebra and be competent in the metric system
This position offers a competitive salary and full benefit package. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Qualified applicants that are committed to be a team member in an innovative culture may submit their resume along with salary requirements

Newport Laboratories, located in Worthington, Minnesota assists veterinarians and livestock producers in their efforts to address animal health problems through diagnostic testing and production of veterinary biologics. We are the nation’s leading manufacturer of autogenous biologics. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.