Operate a robotic sample preparation system

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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare robotic system for operation

1.1. Perform routine system checks at start of shift

1.2. Confirm shift priorities with supervisor

1.3. Review job requests to identify the samples, required parameters and special instructions/preparation methods for each

1.4. Identify hazards and safety equipment/procedures associated with samples, preparation methods and robotic system

1.5. Check that samples are dry and free of obvious contamination

1.6. Check that the particle size of any sample does not exceed system input size limits

1.7. Check samples against accompanying documentation and record/report any discrepancies

2. Load samples into system

2.1. Scan sample barcodes into system

2.2. Load samples in the correct sequence when the system is ready

2.3. Use system monitor to ensure that correct worksheet is assigned to each sample

3. Monitor system and report errors

3.1. Monitor screen displays and conduct visual checks as necessary to ensure that system operates correctly throughout cycle

3.2. Recognise common error codes and promptly inform supervisor

3.3. Seek advice to deal with any situation beyond scope of responsibility or knowledge

4. Unload samples

4.1. Unload samples sequentially in accordance with enterprise procedures

4.2. Obtain analytical portions of each sample using enterprise procedures

4.3. Label and store analytical portions and excess sample material in accordance with enterprise procedures

4.4. Seek advice when problems are beyond scope of responsibility or knowledge

5. Maintain a safe work environment

5.1. Use safe work practices and protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of others

5.2. Minimise the generation of waste and environmental impacts

5.3. Segregate and dispose of wastes in accordance with enterprise requirements

5.4. Clean robotic system components, care for and store equipment as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL953002A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL20109 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations