IDT - Coralville Operations (1710 Commercial Park)

  • Lab Custodian

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/25/2019 1:04 PM)
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing Operations
    SuMTWTh 8:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Overview

    The Lab Custodian performs preparatory work and general laboratory upkeep to aid in the production of oligonucleotides. 


    Job Specific Essential Functions:

    • Performs lab cleaning, includes but is not limited to: surface decontamination, equipment decontamination, washing glassware.
    • Stores and organizes lab equipment in the proper manner.
    • Prepares tubes, plates and other labware for use as necessary
    • Maintains electronic records of tasks performed
    • Performs administrative tasks
    • Complies with the requirements for an ISO 9001 and ISSO 14001 environment.
    • Performs necessary safety, emergency, and cleaning procedures.
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Position Specific Essential Functions:

    • Crushes glass when necessary
    • Applies proper expiration dating to reagent/cleaning labels
    • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
    • Performs tasks outlined by the Maintenance Connection schedule within the given time period



    • High School diploma or equivalent OR three or more years of verifiable custodial experience required.


    • Working knowledge of computer software (email, Microsoft Word) required
    • Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience preferred

    Other Job Qualifications

    • 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 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.
    • 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

    Constant (67%-100% of work day)

    • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
    • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
    • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.
    • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

    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.

    Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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