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Chemical/Container Preparation Assistant

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Rochester
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development. Our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive - for additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits as eligibility may vary. We are excited to invite you to be a part of our team within the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) where you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic's mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to all individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. In DLMP and Mayo Collaborative Services (MCS), we aim to diversify our workforce and to create an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. By leveraging the strengths that each diverse individual and group brings to the table, we gain the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, we find better ways to meet the needs of our patients.


Position description
As a Chemical/Container Preparation Assistant you will enjoy working with a collaborative, high-energy, quality focused team. As a member of the Preparation & Processing Team you will support the clinical and development laboratories by:

  • Preparing reagents
  • Performing quality checks of laboratory water and containers
  • Performing pipette validation
  • Prioritizing, scheduling, and delivery of containers
  • Washing and sterilizing laboratory glassware and equipment that are contaminated with biological waste
  • Picking-up and returning of processed items to laboratories using carts to move glassware throughout the building and to other locations on campus
  • Decontaminating biological waste for the department Extensive, on-the-job training will be provided to you.

    *Individuals hired to this position are required to complete 2 years in this position before becoming eligible to transfer to other positions within Mayo Clinic.

    **This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.

    You must meet both of the following qualifications to be considered for this position.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Two years of experience in a lab setting *DLMP employees that have been in their current lab/position for less than 2 years must attach an early release approval from their supervisor.

    **This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.

    Additional qualifications
  • For international/foreign trained applicants, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide Mayo Clinic the following transcript information in your application:
    • MUST have a DETAILED equivalency evaluation. The applicant is responsible for the cost associated with obtaining the equivalency evaluation.
    • MUST show US equivalent degree
    • Evaluation MUST be completed from an organization listed as a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) OR the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)
    • You must include a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.
    • Internal applicants must attach their three most recent performance appraisals to be considered for this position.
    • Introductory college-level Chemistry course or 6 months of chemical preparation experience preferred.
    • Bachelors Degree in Biology, Chemistry or Business Administration is preferred.
    • Ability to collaborate with a team for problem resolution.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of quality and accuracy.
    • Flexibility
    • Comfortable working with chemicals and biohazardous materials

      Exemption status

      Compensation Detail
      Required education, experience, and tenure, along with internal equity may be considered at the time an offer is extended. The pay range for this position is $17.61 - $23.95 per hour.

      Benefits eligible

      Full Time

      Hours / Pay period

      Schedule details
      Monday - Friday, variable day shift with start times between 5:00am and 8:00am.

      Weekend schedule
      No weekends.

      International Assignment

      Site description
      Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

      Laura Heyde

      As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Rochester , Chemical/Container Preparation Assistant, Other , Rochester, Minnesota

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