Glassware Processor

Frederick, MD
May 03, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
The Basic Science Program (BSP) pursues independent, multidisciplinary research programs in basic or applied molecular biology, immunology, retro-virology, cancer biology or human genetics. Research efforts and support are an integral part of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). BSP provides procurement and logistical assistance in support of the research activities of the CCR. Operating as a component of the BSP, the Central Glassware Service performs the daily pick up, washing, sterilizing and delivery of laboratory related items and glassware to research facilities located at the FNLCR.

  • Picks up soiled glassware items from laboratories, plastic tanks containing disinfectant.
  • Processes dirty glassware by machine washing, drying and sterilizing in a central kitchen facility.
  • Restocks laboratory glassware cabinets with appropriate quantities of standard laboratory glassware.
  • Maintains inventories of standard laboratory glassware for investigators and reevaluates daily requirements as necessary.
  • Maintains inventories of standard glassware reserves in the kitchen.
  • Performs soap residue indicator test on washed glassware.
  • Assists in processing glassware of absent coworkers.
  • Works in other glassware kitchens as required.
  • Performs general housekeeping duties.
  • As determined by the program requirements, this position may be designated as a Primary Driver and will be responsible for complying with the Leidos Biomedical Use of Government Owned or Leased Vehicles Policy.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by a responsible authority.

Apply established laboratory glassware preparation techniques; properly use industrial washing, drying, and sterilizing equipment; maintain accurate cabinet inventories and determine the necessity for reevaluating laboratory requirements; process special laboratory items as required; distinguish different items of standard laboratory glassware; perform simple technical procedure to determine the presence of soap residue on glassware and make simple observations; prepare disinfectant solution in soak tanks at the proper concentrations. Metric system for distinguishing different sizes of standard laboratory glassware; routine items of laboratory glassware; basic reading and writing skills, simple arithmetic, record keeping procedures, appropriate cleaning compounds and methods for use according to specific processing requirements; equipment operation such as wash/rinse cycle times and purposes, sterilization temperatures and times; proper use and interpretation of the soap residue indicator.

  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year of general/support level work experience in any field
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license issued by the state in which the incumbent/candidate resides
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and wear personal protective equipment
  • Ability to work within a team atmosphere as well as individually

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)