SUMMARY: The scope of work for a Laboratory Technician is to perform precise and timely laboratory testing and data analysis, draft mission-critical custody transfer documentation, troubleshoot minor instrumentation issues, and deliver value to our clients. The ideal candidate for this role is a critical thinker, problem solver, and technically inclined.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Read, understand, and follow standardized test methods to produce analytical data
· Troubleshoot instrumentation issues as they arise, run SQCs, calibrations, and follow quality assurance practices and protocols.
· Perform routine and non-routine laboratory analysis.
· Devise and apply testing methodologies to effectively run special analytical requests where published procedures may not exist.
· Document and train others in research methodologies.
· Maintain a familiarity with chemical literature and current developments in the field.
· Render statistical analyses of analytical data.
· Awareness of laboratory chemical properties and their hazards
· Continually evaluate the safety of laboratory working conditions
· Advise and support with integrity the laboratory and clients in those issues that require a scientist.
- Carry out the above responsibilities, and all others, which may be assigned, in a manner demonstrating support for and adherence to the Company’s Safety Policy and Procedures, Quality Policy and Procedures, Ethics Policy, Environmental Management System, Vision and Strategy, and to exercise good judgment, common sense, and diplomacy in so doing.
· Less than 10% of traveling is required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry
- 0 -2 years of related experience and/or training
- Demonstrate advanced capacity to learn quickly
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to properly interpret technical reports related to chemicals and their properties. Ability to interpret scientific formulas.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, AND REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver license required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste and smell. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and with explosive material and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risks of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.00 - $30.00 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 10 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
- Laboratory Experience: 1 year (Required)
Work Location: In person