Lab Technician I- Pensacola - Tu-Sat 8am-5pm
at Eurofins TestAmerica Laboratories

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

Job Description

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
• Separation
• Sonication
• 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.

Secondary Duties

  1. Stocks laboratory supplies.
  2. Cleans work area(s) to maintain a safe working environment.
  3. Assists other laboratory areas as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Working Relationships

Internal contacts:

  • 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

External contacts:

None

Job Requirements

Qualifications

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.

Requirements

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent

Experience:

High school Chemistry coursework, basic laboratory experience

Licensure/Certificate/Registration:

None

Knowledge

  • General knowledge of chemistry and/or general science
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Production work

Skills

  • Good organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving skills

Abilities

  • Ability to muti-task
  • Quick learner
  • Work independently
  • Work within time constraints

Material and Equipment Used

  • Computers
  • Glassware
  • Laboratory testing instruments
  • Standard office equipment
  • Personal protective equipment

Physical Requirements

  • 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

  • Body Positions:

Standing (85% of time), walking (10% of time), and standing (5% of time). These percentages may vary significantly depending upon duties being performed.

  • Body Movements:

Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching when retrieving samples, getting supplies, and performing analyses

  • Hand Use:

Getting samples and supplies, performing analyses, computer keyboard

  • Hearing:

Conversational hearing ability

  • Vision:

Getting samples and supplies, performing analyses, viewing computer screen

  • Speaking:

Conversational speaking ability

Environmental Conditions

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.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Pensacola, FL
  • Job Type: Science
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/23/2019

About Us

Eurofins TestAmerica, the largest, fastest-growing environmental testing laboratory network in the US, attributes our success to the professionalism and technical expertise of our people. We believe that each person contributes directly to Eurofins TestAmerica growth and success. We have made a commitment to our employees to help them achieve both personal and professional growth. As the leader in the environmental testing industry, Eurofins TestAmerica provides all the elements for your success.

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