Quality Control Specialist at Agilent Technologies in Santa Clara, California

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

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Primary responsibility is processing and testing of DNA samples. Samples will include routine production samples as well as development and R&D samples. The role requires use of multiple instruments many of which are controlled by a computer interface. Delicate handling and transfer of small samples is required including pipetting small volumes. The role will require processing production samples, conducting tests, experiments and/or problem resolution associated with products or processes/systems.

Must be able to follow techniques and process procedures in operating equipment in a production and quality control lab. Must be able to work with production personnel and scientists and follow directions and communicate well. Must be organized and detailed oriented to coordinate testing and ensure accurate processing and results.

Shift: Day shift Sun- Tue/Wed 4:45AM - 5:15PM PT

Travel Required


Day Shift

Not applicable

Job Type

Job Function

Option to Work Remote



  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience or associate or higher degree for entry to this level.

  • Ability to run analytical instruments

  • Sufficient dexterity and physical capabilities to manually pipet accurately in small volumes using pipets and small tubes

  • Must be able work in a quality lab using appropriate personal protective equipment including latex gloves.

  • Basic computer skills - Excel, Word and general interface with computers.


  • Experience with PCR testing

  • Experience with pipetting in very small volumes

  • Experience with LCMS, HPLC, GC or similar instruments

  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated use of a computer interface to run equipment or instruments.

  • Bachelors degree in a related discipline

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