Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Driver 1 duties:
- Obtains assignments, prepares paperwork, and inspects equipment prior to departure
- Maintains driver logs as well as all Federal Motor Carrier Regulations.
- Safely transports biological materials maintaining the required temperature.
- Maintains the cleanliness of the company vehicle as well as reporting any needed maintenance.
- Reports any accidents while using company equipment.
- Maintains confidentiality of company or personal information of others.
- Thorough and accurate completion of assignments.
- Works around hazardous substances and follows all safety guidelines to minimize exposure.
- Adheres to all company and manufacturer safety guidelines at all times.
- Operates commercial motor vehicles in urban, suburban, and rural areas in all weather conditions.
- Transports equipment and specimen without causing damage to any product.
- Participates in process improvement activities.
- Receives, handles and inventories specimens of human, animal, and/or plant origin at temperatures ranging from ambient to -196°C, and having potentially hazardous properties.
- Assures compliance to cGMP parts 210 and 211 and company quality systems.
- Follows standard operating procedures (SOPs), facility safety guidelines, and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requirements which may include compliance with cGMP CFR parts 210 and 211 where applicable.
- May be required to travel to other facilities to meet business needs.
- Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
Basic Minimum Qualifications: The qualifications listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each essential duty.
- Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.
- Requires ability to prepare reports using Microsoft Excel.
- Requires knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Word and possibly Microsoft Access.
- Requires ability to read and interpret general procedures and governmental regulations.
- Requires ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and the general public.
- Requires High School Diploma
- Requires 1+ year driving experience
- Requires valid Commercial driver’s license Class B (CDL B) and a good driving record.
- Prefer knowledge of Universal Precautions, general laboratory and quality assurance/control.
- Prefer experience with routine vehicle maintenance.
Certificates and/ or Licenses:
- Hazmat Endorsement (company will assist)
- Blood Borne Pathogens Training. (company will assist)
8AM to 5PM core hours with additional hours as required. May be required to work non-traditional work week or work hours.
When OTR hours range from 4AM-7PM, must be ale to work up to 6 days per week
Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- Requires ability to work in a cold environment with exposure to dry ice, liquid nitrogen cryogenics, hazardous and infectious agents, marked changes in temperature.
- May push/pull 600 lb liquid nitrogen dewars, and work from a platform ladder.
- Must use personal protective equipment and adhere to safety protocols.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, and push up to 100 lbs.
- Must be able to process and handle materials frozen on dry ice (-78°C) or liquid nitrogen (-196°C) for up to 6 hours per day.
- Must be able to work in walk-in freezers or refrigerators periodically.
- Must be able to use a computer up to 6 hours per day.
- Must be able to drive automotive equipment, and load and unload equipment into and out of company vehicle.