The Egg Handler supports the Egg Embryology Services of the Influenza Division (ID) of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) as part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This position performs all required procedures necessary for ensuring the quality delivery of egg embryos.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
On a regular and pre-defined schedule, retrieves eggs from loading dock, and sets into incubators.
Delivers incubated eggs to end user locations per standard operating procedure. Ensures that no incubated eggs are left behind after a delivery in order to prevent continued incubation that results in hatching.
Accurately documents and communicates any malfunctions with the egg incubators, as well as any issues with the quality or amount of delivered eggs.
Maintains cleanliness of incubators, room, other equipment and general area of incubators on a regular schedule per the standard operating procedure.
Completes required checklists and documentation as indicated in the standard operating procedures.
Conducts regular meetings with laboratory focal points to discuss responsibilities and ongoing tasks.
Completes daily activity logs, and performs quality assurance of equipment and procedures.
Prepares and submits daily / weekly situation reports.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of four (4) years’ relevant embryology laboratory and warehousing experience.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge and understanding of embryology warehousing operations with ability to follow established processes and procedures
Ability to perform accurate deliveries and to maintain accuracy in required recordkeeping
Good organization and time-management skills
Ability to practice and promote required safety standards
Working knowledge and ability to review, interpret and apply technical manuals, technical instructions and standard operating procedures in all aspects of quality assurance associated with the handling and delivery of egg embryos
Knowledge and ability to collect data, process forms and compose reports
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to effectively interact with a variety of personnel
Proficient skills using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office/clinic/lab setting. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The work requires light physical exertion. May be required to perform handling activities with lightweight or easily moved items (e.g. books, file folders, boxes of office supplies, small machine parts, lab samples etc.). May perform movement activities for brief periods. May operate light equipment. Must be able to perform repetitive motions for brief periods. May be confined to a work area. The work environment involves moderate hazards, risks or discomforts. Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and use hands along with fingers, to handle or feel. Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include clarity of vision both near and far. Ability to speak and hear. Ability to identify and distinguish colors. Potential for exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals. Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens. May be required to wear safety and personal protective equipment.