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Title:  Laboratory Assistant

Requisition ID:  61127
Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Laboratory



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

In this role, the Laboratory Assistant will be responsible for maintaining laboratory glassware.  This person will also assist in other areas of laboratory services such as Sample Administration.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean, maintain and store laboratory glassware
  • Maintain work instructions for glassware handling/washing
  • Clean and organize glassware storage areas
  • Manage sample storage by discarding, moving or storing samples as appropriate.
  • Electronically maintain sample storage locations
  • May assist with unpacking and organizing incoming sample shipments
  • Apply required cGMP regulations and internal requirements
  • Assist with shipping of samples to external sites.
  • Adhere to established laboratory safety procedures.
  • Collaborate with lab personnel as appropriate
  • Other duties assigned



Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent experience
  • Experience: Entry – 2 years in a 40 hour/week job
  • Needs to be organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Needs to be reliable with attendance and work performance.
  • Comfortable working with a computer


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Has worked in a cGMP environment
  • Has worked with a LIMS system, LabVantage preferred
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Familiar with shipping requirements/regulations, preferred.


Travel Requirements:

  • No travel required


Physical & Mental Requirements:

      • Physical: Light – exerting up to 20lbs/9kg of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force frequently constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of force greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work
    • Must be able to stand for long periods of time (8 hour work day)
    • Use hands to unload boxes, lift, wash glassware, load and unload washer
    • Must be able to lift 10 to 20 lbs to move samples and glassware
    • Must be able to see dirt
    • Must be able to work around chemicals and drugs
    • Must be able to write with their hands and type on a computer
  • Mental:
    • Ability to learn, understand and remember normal tasks
    • Must be able to understand direction and adheare to established procedures
    • Must be able to change routine with proper notification
    • Ability to see and read letters and numbers
    • Must maintain the ability to work well with other in a variety of situation
    • Read documents
    • Use communication skills







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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