Production Lab Technician - Netherlands

Job Locations NL-Harfsen
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Production Sr Manager

Business Overview

Genus is a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  With revenues of around £500 million, Genus has a presence in over 70 countries, with a global workforce of approximately 3,200 employees.  One of the best performing stocks on the London Stock Exchange, the Company’s market capitalization is around £2 billion.  It is a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 

Each generation of animals is selected based on a number of desired traits, including greater health, fertility, productivity or feed efficiency. With superior animal genetics, Genus helps its customers in the dairy, beef and porcine supply chains around the world produce offspring with improved robustness, superior production efficiency and greater sustainability. Genus’s vision of “pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world” is supported by its core values to be customer-centric, results-driven, pioneering, people-focused and responsible. 

Genus IntelliGenTM Technologies is a unit of Genus PLC, a global pioneer in animal genetics.  IntelliGen Technologies is the global brand behind the technology that develops sexed bovine genetics that helps customers maximize their profitability and reach their end goals in a fast and efficient manner. 

Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, today launches Genus IntelliGenTM Technologies, a new technology unit within the Genus organization. IntelliGen Technologies, formerly known as Genus Sexed Semen, is the global brand behind the technology that enabled ABS Global to launch Sexcel™ Sexed Genetics in September. 

Role Overview

  • Operates production equipment for processing cell sorting technology. Perform daily tasks as assigned by the shift leader.


Weekly rotation of shifts

Shift Hours:

1st - 6:00am - 2:00pm

2nd - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

3rd - 10:00pm - 6:00am


Lab Address:

Broekstraat 5, 7217 SL Harfsen, Netherlands

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare for the production process. Participate in continuous operational improvement.
  • Work with co-workers and supervisor to effectively troubleshoot equipment and process issues.
  • Understands the theory and concepts behind cell sorting technology and processes.
  • Anticipates potential problems and takes preventative action. Requires judgment to know when it is necessary to consult with supervisor and/or support groups.
  • Understands how own actions impact others and uses this information in decision-making.
  • Review documentation and check all calculations (e.g. tickets, labels, equipment reading).
  • Maintain production operations on up to four instruments.
  • Trouble shoot equipment and process problems.
  • Comply with safety requirements, SOP and manufacturing documentation.
  • Use of automation to perform production operations.
  • Provide support to Manufacturing to meet production demands.
  • Operate automated systems for equipment operation. Assemble and prepare equipment for production.
  • Provide detailed documentation.
  • Provide regular communication (both verbal and/or written) within Operations.






  • Educated to GCSE level or secondary school equivalent.
  • Experience in a laboratory or an FMCG environment highly preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and respect for quality assurance. Understand Right First-Time principles.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Computer experience.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well within team environment.
  • Display solid performance standards, be reliable and dependable
  • Poses a valid driver’s license.
  • Positive can-do attitude.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. 


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