Performs tests requiring specialized knowledge, training & judgment (e.g., CF, MAT, AGID, & ELISA) for Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL): understands & applies theory & techniques of sera in accordance with test system requirements & virus titration, nutritional media & serovar concentrations; receives test specimens (e.g., sera) & prepares them for specific test methods following appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs); participates in SOP documentation for test procedures & equipment in laboratories; maintains proper environment supporting serovar growth & sera to reagent activity (e.g., time, temperature); disposes of materials using appropriate decontamination procedures; reads plates, interprets findings, establishes final test results; follows, reviews, & revises all ADDL specific method SOP’s; follows ADDL safety procedures (e.g., personal protective equipment, biosafety level 132, disinfection, chemical inventory, material safety data sheets, & infectious waste disposal).
Maintains complete laboratory record system (e.g., initial sample identification, log in, transfer of ID through test system, & final negotiation of results on proper regulatory forms): records & maintains accurate results; maintains inventory control for assigned areas; prepares & maintains various media test reagents & glassware for laboratory use; appropriates & maintains in-house control samples; records quality control results & prepares control charts; notifies supervisor of existing &/or potential problems or trends observed with control chart data; maintains complete laboratory chemical inventory & material safety data sheet section; performs & passes required proficiency tests; orders pertinent laboratory supplies.
Performs laboratory tests in bacteriology, serology & virology: prepares solutions & serovars; prepares highly specialized media & reagents.
12 mos. exp. as Laboratory Technician 1, 86111.
Major Worker Characteristics:
- Or formal education in arithmetic that included fractions, decimals & percentages & reading, writing & speaking English; 3 courses in high school science (e.g., biology, chemistry, geology, microbiology) which included laboratory testing & use & maintenance of laboratory equipment or 12 mos. exp. in science laboratory preparing specimens & samples for testing, preparing reagents &/or conducting basic/routine laboratory tests.
- Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Knowledge of fractions, decimals & percentages; science & related laboratory techniques/procedures. Skill in use, maintenance & sanitation of laboratory equipment & supplies. Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral or picture form; complete routine forms & reports; sort items into established categories; work alone on most tasks.
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May be exposed to potentially harmful fluids, vapors & solids; may be exposed to potentially infectious organisms, may work around sharp tools,equipment producing loud noises or high temperatures.
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