The Laboratory Technician I, using general laboratory methods, techniques,equipment, and instrumentation in compliance with TestAmerica’s Quality Assurance programs and SOP’s, supports laboratory operations through general maintenance of laboratory and supply storage areas, equipment, instruments, and supplies.
1. Retrieves samples from Sample Control for analysis.
2. Performs sample preparation which may include, but is not limited to, a combination of the following methods:
- Aliquot samples
- Spike and trace samples
- Prepare reagents
- Bottle samples
- Prepare concentrations
- Liquid rack set up
3. Resolves discrepancies and anomalies to ensure samples are properly labeled.
4. Prepares general laboratory paperwork such as recording analysis results, tracking samples,
bench sheets, and laboratory logbooks.
5. Washes laboratory glassware to prepare for next day’s samples.
Stocks laboratory supplies.
Cleans work area(s) to maintain a safe working environment.
Assists other laboratory areas as needed.
Team Leader to receive work assignments
Sample Control to retrieve samples
Project Managers to get client information
Other Laboratory Technicians or analysts for information or assistance
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or equivalent
High school Chemistry coursework, basic laboratory experience
General knowledge of chemistry and/or general science
Basic mathematical skills
Good organizational skills
Good communication skills
Problem solving skills
Ability to muti-task
Work within time constraints
Material and Equipment Used
Laboratory testing instruments
Standard office equipment
Personal protective equipment
Lifting and Carrying:
Lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying up to 20 pounds
Pushing and Pulling:
Pushing and pulling sample carts weighing up to 100 pounds
Standing (85% of time), walking (10% of time), and standing (5% of time). These percentages may vary significantly depending upon duties being performed.
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching when retrieving samples, getting supplies, and performing analyses
Getting samples and supplies, performing analyses, computer keyboard
Conversational hearing ability
Getting samples and supplies, performing analyses, viewing computer screen
Conversational speaking ability
Laboratory environment with constant background and overhead noise from fans, hoods, and testing instruments. Varying degree of exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, and gases dependent upon samples being analyzed. Potential exposure to toxic, caustic, or carcinogenic samples exists in laboratory area.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.