Manufacturing Chemist I - Buffer Group

  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Coralville, IA, USA
  • Oct 26, 2017

Job Description

Integrated DNA Technologies

ID 2017-3550
Job Locations US-IA-CoralvilleCategory Manufacturing Operations
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 12 hours ago
Shift/Schedule MTWThF 12:00P-9:00P (United States of America)


The Manufacturing Chemist efficiently produces high quality materials for use in IDT's production labs.


Essential Functions:
  • Monitors inventory of the group effectively; utilizing the ERP system.
  • Follows the current processes for manufacturing, storage and transportation methods.
  • Adheres to current RCRA and hazardous material DOT regulations and follows hazardous material spill response protocols.
  • Gathers, interprets and analyzes oligo data.
  • Ensures materials are prepared in a timely fashion.
  • Changes and dispenses materials for production, as necessary.
  • Participates in customer and regulatory audits, as necessary.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed product, process, instrument and training records.
  • Adheres to all departmental protocols, rules, contamination controls, and safety procedures and understands the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001.
  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Department/Group Specific Essential Functions:
  • Gathers, interprets and analyzes scale readouts and buffer scripts.
  • Manufactures bottles of buffer and water for in-house and customer applications.
  • Manufactures agar plates necessary for the gene group
  • Participates in the Hazardous Material Spill Response Team.



  • Bachelor's degree in a science related field or an Associate's degree with at least 2 years of IDT experience required.

Other Job Qualifications
  • Ability to operate job related equipment including the use of basic computer programs and systems to effectively carry out the duties of the position
  • Knowledge of basic Chemistry
  • Knowledge of safe chemical handling procedures and protocols
  • Skill to gather, analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to complete repetitive tasks efficiently and consistently
  • Adaptability to performing 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.
  • Adaptability to performing 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 accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
  • Adaptability 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

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