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Testing Technologist I (Austin, TX)

Austin, TX

Posted: 07/11/2022 Industry: Scientific and Life Sciences Job Number: 14609

Job Description

Connexion’s mission is to provide "best in class" services to job seekers. We strive to achieve excellence in job placement, staffing, and recruiting services, while treating candidates with the professionalism and respect they deserve.

Title: Testing Technologist I

Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering

Compensation, Benefits, and Employment Type

  • Duration: 1+ year contract
  • Job Location: Austin, TX
  • Job#: bh14609
  • 2nd shifts:  2:00 pm – 10:30 pm - 2 openings - $23.25/hr
  • 3rd shift:  10:00 pm - 6:30 am - 4 openings - $24.75/hr


Testing Technologist I


  • Performs high complexity testing of laboratory samples, documents, and reports test results in compliance with departmental procedures and applicable regulations while meeting established production demands.
  • Accurately and consistently perform assigned laboratory test procedures as outlined in established standard operating procedures.
  • Uses proper techniques for sample handling and processing to ensure the validity of test results.
  • Conserves laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Ensures training qualifications for independent testing are current and accurate.
  • Learns complex concepts, technical specifications, and written procedures utilizing a combination of self-paced and hands-on training techniques.
  • Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies: processes controls at defined intervals; evaluates control results; takes appropriate actions to resolve failures, and accurately documents all quality control activities.
  • Performs instrument calibrations and maintenance according to established schedules and procedures; verifies successful completion prior to testing.
  • Accurately identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results.
  • Maintains technical knowledge of complex automated testing equipment to resolve instrument and analytical errors or testing inconsistencies.
  • Reviews test result data for accuracy and compliance to standard operating procedures and regulatory standards prior to release.
  • Recognizes invalid test results, takes appropriate corrective action, and documents all findings.
  • Follows cGMP regulations and laboratory policies on material handling; make sure reagents/test kits have received dates, expiration dates, and if applicable opened dates.
  • Inspect, inventory, and store reagents and supplies when needed.  Verify material expiration dates and take appropriate actions to limit waste.
  • Follow GMP for documentation using ALCOA; ensure regulations pertaining to records, reports, and data integrity policies are met.
  • Documents all errors and corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
  • Work as a member of a team responsible for completing the Plasma Testing Laboratory daily workload.
  • Works efficiently to consistently complete heavy workloads while maintaining all quality and safety standards.
  • Disinfect work areas and empty biohazardous waste.
  • Follow CLIA, FDA, EMA, and safety guidelines as described in their respective guidelines.
  • Maintains donor confidence and protects the company by keeping information confidential.
  • Must have the ability to establish work priorities and handle several procedures simultaneously.
  • Must interact with other departments.



  • Must have knowledge of dilutions, ratios and other basic laboratory math. 
  • Strong organization skills and legible handwriting are essential. 
  • Must speak, read, and write English. 
  • Must have the ability to apply rational thinking and understanding to carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions, and the capacity to identify and troubleshoot problems within regulatory guidelines and standard operating procedures.
  • Documentation Skills, Analyzing Information, Chemistry Techniques, Equipment Maintenance, FDA Health Regulations, Lab Environment, Organization.
  • Attention to Detail and Informing Others.
  • Typically requires no previous related experience.



  • Work is performed in a fast-paced laboratory environment. 
  • Ability to coordinate eyes and hand to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed.
  • The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and arms, talk and hear. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move light (20 pounds) to moderately heavy (50 pounds). 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic and caustic chemicals, cold temperatures ( ≤ -20? C), and frequently to biological hazards. 
  • The employee is required to wear personal protective equipment and adhere to universal precautions. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • NOTE:  Notification of Hep B Vaccine required.



  • BA/BS degree in a life science is acceptable if CLIA requirements to perform high complexity testing are met.
  • Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT)/Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or, Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or, Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or, Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) or equivalent preferred.


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