ELS Technician I in Austin, TX at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job Description

Technician I

Environmental Laboratory

Austin, TX 

Shift: Mon-Fri


  • At an entry level, performs routine checks and measurements, bottle labeling/inventory, sample bottle storage and disposal, sample management (i.e. storage, archive, disposal, etc.) and provides general lab assistance to environmental laboratory staff. 
  • This position develops competence by performing structured work assignments and receives instruction, guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.
  •  Cleans and acid washes glass.
  • Assists in performing routine checks and measurements of equipment such as refrigerators, balances, ovens, incubators, etc., and maintain logs of readings. 
  • Assists in maintaining and sterilizing equipment.
  • Provides general lab assistance to laboratory staff.
  • Monitors and assists in maintaining bottle inventory. 
  • Labels bottles.
  • Prepares customer supply requests and provides general customer assistance as needed.
  • Acts as Courier for lab by picking up and or making deliveries to internal and external customers.
  • Coordinates receipt and distribution of supplies and materials.
  • Unpacks and places supplies and materials in storage area and notifies appropriate individuals of receipt.


  • Zero or more years of experience in providing operational support in a commercial environmental laboratory.  
  • Driver's license
  • Knowledge of hazardous waste materials
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and environmental policies, practices and procedures
  • Skill in verbal and written communication
  • Skill in organization
  • Skill in providing customer service
  • Skill in monitoring and maintaining bottle inventory and labels
  • Skill in communicating effectively with team members and supervision
  • Skill in communicating customer requests to staff
  • Skill in meeting deadlines
  • Basic skill level in office productivity applications (such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Basic skill level in Laboratory Information Management System for data entry and extraction
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to remain alert and maintain safety awareness
  • Ability to comply with Environmental Laboratory Services safety program, chemical hygiene plan, quality assurance program plan, pertinent standard operating procedure (SOP's) and applicable regulatory mandate, standards, policies