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3M Laboratory Technician - Afternoon Shift (New Healthcare Company) in New South Wales, Australia

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas. Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:

3M is establishing two   industry-leading companies, creating value through the spin-off of its Health Care business, while 3M will continue to be a global material science leader, focusing our innovation to win in favorable global megatrends and attractive end markets. This new Health Care Company will be a leading global diversified health technology company with:    

  • Proven category leadership

  • Exposure to attractive end-markets

  • Innovation mindset driving improved patient outcomes

  • Collaborative customer relationships

  • Deep global regulatory experience

  • Operational excellence and strong cash flow

  • Strong sales growth and profitability with significant recurring sales

    We expect the creation of the two companies will be completed by the end of 2023. For now, we will continue to operate as one global company. This role is positioned to drive the success of the "New Health Care Company”.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Laboratory Technician at 3M Blacktown NSW (Western Sydney) manufacturing site, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, your scope of work include:

  • With limited direction, independently prioritize, schedule, and conduct tests and experiment

  • Operate specialized equipment with responsibility for the daily lab operations.

  • Obtain and prepare lab test samples for testing.

  • Interpret, evaluates, coordinates and communicates process sampling and testing results as required by ISO/GDP standards

  • Perform assigned tests, inspections, and other tasks to determine specific characteristics in-process and final product samples using established procedures as required to ensure product quality.

  • Perform necessary documentation on test data and observations.

  • Evaluate, interpret and communicate experimental results to appropriate staff by writing clear and accurate summaries and reports.

  • Draw conclusions and make recommendations on test results.

  • Maintain test results and records

  • Maintain testing equipment, consumables and facilities and troubleshooting on lab equipment.

  • Assist to develop, maintain and improve test methods / operation procedures.

  • Complete special requests from engineers, group leaders and/or supervisor.

  • Participate as a team member on problem solving teams.

  • Perform QC (Quality Control) measurements with corresponding disposition

  • Assist in identifying quality related issues

  • The job also requires performing other duties as assigned. Percentages of time spent on job duties are estimates and may vary for each position.

Your Skills and Expertise

  • To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Diploma or higher in Chemistry or equivalent

  • Five (5) to Ten (10) year experience in running a lab and/or manufacturing/ quality role.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving / analysis skills to operate and troubleshoot equipment as well as improve processes

  • Experience in quality control procedures, testing and reporting

  • Strong attention to detail and protocols

  • You are a team player, but you can also work independently.

  • Solid written and oral communication skills

  • Strong work ethic and the ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • willingness to learn and utilize new skills and technologies to complete assigned tasks

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry or equivalent with over 10 years’ experience for running a lab in Biopharma manufacturing environment

  • Lab experience utilizing various testing methods including viscometry, Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP OES), UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Endotoxin testing using Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) , Near Infra-red (NIR) , Total Nitrogen / Total Organic Compounds – (TN/TOC). Raman Spectroscopy

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com.au or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.

Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.

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