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Sample Processing Technician

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda’s long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole.

As one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines.

We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

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  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Results Driven
  • Self-starter
  • Versatile
  • Team player

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  • Since 1781, the values of Takeda-ism (Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance) have guided everything we do—from decision-making to interacting with patients.

  • Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.

  • A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.

  • Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 13 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2018.

  • Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.

  • Our vision is of a world with accessible healthcare for all, where prevention measures are exponentially advanced and billions are freed of disease. Our approach is rooted in our patient-centricity and the creation of outstanding treatments that change people's lives. Building upon a foundation of sustainability, we are committed to contributing to the long-term health of people through disease prevention.

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Sample Processing Technician

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Job ID SR0043931 Date posted 12/06/2019 Location Oshkosh, Wisconsin

BioLife’s employment opportunities are among the best, offering competitive pay, immediate benefits, paid time off (new hires are eligible for 25 days per year), on the job training, tuition reimbursement (up to $10,000/year), advancement potential AND an environment full of fast-paced fun all while working to save lives.

No prior experience is required, and we offer quick job growth potential! BioLife employees who work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for full benefits which includes a 401K retirement plan.

Primary Role

Responsible for all Sample Processing job skills, including, preparing plasma units for freezing, preparing samples of plasma for testing, and preparing plasma units and samples for shipment .

All below listed responsibilities must be completed in compliance with federal, state, local and company-specific regulations related to quality of product, employee and donor safety, and to the proper performance of day-to-day activities. Employees must also maintain complete and accurate records, in accordance with cGMP.

Essential Functions

Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers (5%)

Perform all required duties in the area of Sample Processing (including, but not limited to): (95%)

  • Prepare units for frozen storage.
  • Collect and store samples from plasma units for testing.
  • Perform routine maintenance on the freezer including monitoring freezer and refrigerator temperatures and removing ice buildup.
  • Prepare frozen plasma units and samples for shipping following established protocol.
  • Organize plasma boxes/documents for scheduled shipments and assist in loading shipments.
  • Manage supplies, assist management team with inventory control procedures, break down empty cartons and assist with proper disposal.

Education & Experience Requirements

Essential:High School Diploma or equivalent required

Desired: Experience in a laboratory, hospital, or other regulated environment is a plus

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Takeda employees. Takeda expects all employees to embody the following:

Leadership Behaviors

  • Be Positive
  • Be Accountable
  • Be Results Oriented
  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others

  • Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to maintain complete and accurate records. 
  • Good verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work as a team player.

Other Job Components

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to donors (external) and fellow employees (internal)
  • Refers to Center Manager for guidance on complex, medium-impact or above decisions (internal)
  • Refers to management team for escalated donor/employee concerns (internal)

Internal and External Contacts

  • Reports to Center Manager (Internal)
  • Coordinates will all other center roles to effectively problem solve, ensure safety of staff and donors, and provide an exceptional customer experience.

Other Requirements

  • Maintain general cleanliness of work area and assist other work areas as needed to ensure a clean and professional environment.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and other team meetings as needed.
  • Supports the center management team in identifying operational opportunities for continuous improvement, initiating changes to center processes as needed, through use of company approved procedures (including but not limited to 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen).
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Production environment requiring the ability to walk and stand for the entire work shift.
  • Requires frequent leaning, bending, stooping, crouching, and reaching above the shoulders and below the knee.  Requires frequent lifting up to 32 pounds, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds. 
  • Must be able to occasionally work in a cold environment ranging from -20 C (-4 F) to -40 C (-40F).
  • Must have fine motor coordination, depth perception, and ability to hear equipment sounds from a distance. 
  • Due to potential exposure to blood borne pathogens (risk level 1), 90% of work tasks require pro-longed glove wear

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.

A subsidiary of Takeda, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home. Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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