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Technician III (SD Manufacturing) - Overnight

Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Job Description:

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Technician III (SD Manufacturing)

Shift: Sunday - Thursday 10:00pm-7:00am

Purpose statement:

The Technician III (SD Manufacturing) synthesizes custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s order and internal specifications, and performs departmental training, higher level synthesis tasks, troubleshoots, and facilitates communication within the group and with additional IDT departments.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Synthesizes, cleaves, deprotects, purifies, performs QC sampling and analysis, and ensures final packing and formulation of oligos

  • Performs higher level specific manufacturing tasks

  • Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history

  • Follows documented custom instructions, when applicable

  • Assists in the organization and prioritization of the workflow.  Oversees the workflow if a Team Leader or management is not present

  • Assists in the training of new Production Scientists and Technicians

  • Uses lab equipment appropriately and assists in limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities

  • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product

  • Interprets QC results and recognizes when failures warrant further investigation

  • Assists in the processing and documentation of non-standard orders

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

  • Prepares, tests and monitors reagents for synthesis, purification, and quality control processes in a timely manner

  • Prioritizes incoming orders to best meet guaranteed ship deadlines

  • Analyzes data and information for quality, consistency and accuracy

  • Incorporates new products and processes continuously

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s (2 year) degree or comparable combination of education and experience required.

  • Bachelor’s (4 year) degree preferred.  Science related field (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) preferred.


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

  • Successful completion of Technician II course requirements preferred

Other Job Qualifications

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals

  • Ability to manage time and work independently

  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management

  • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product

  • Exhibits keen attention to detail

  • Adaptable to change

  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.

  • 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 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Constant (67%-100% of work day)

  • Reaching

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling

  • Hearing

  • Repetitive Motion

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.  Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or to request accommodation.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Keywords: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc, Cathedral City , Technician III (SD Manufacturing) - Overnight, Other , San Diego, California

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