Lab Technician in Louisville, KY at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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Job Description: 

Reports directly to the General Manager of the Maryville, TN office and is charged with conducting biological and microbial analyses assigned to the department according to standardized operating procedures.  Must be able to receive samples as needed and interact with customers either in person or over the phone. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with management to carry out strategies to achieve sustainable growth.
  • Must be able to work quickly but accurately to meet short-hold conditions of WET (Whole Effluent Toxicity) samples.
  • Assist with maintaining cultures of both test organisms to ensure a constant supply of organisms at appropriate ages are available for testing.  Must be able to identify low production trends and when organisms should be obtained from a commercial supplier.
  • Must be able to follow methods and standard operating procedures or valid analytical method for all tests performed in the WET and Microbiology labs.
  • Communicate and appropriately document any test anomalies or control failures to the Section Supervisor immediately.
  • Ensure all supplies needed for analytical tests are on hand.  Order as needed.
  • Must ensure laboratory is clear of clutter and presents a clean appearance.
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of test dilution water is available for scheduled tests.
  • Perform all required department QC with little supervision from management. To include both WET and Microbiology laboratories.
  • Must have general understanding of test bottle requirements and be able to provide bottles to clients as needed.
  • Interacts with organism commercial suppliers and familiar with company purchase order system.

Essential Functions:

  • Must work closely with others in WET lab to ensure all tests completed daily.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with applicable law.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly, approximately 90% of the time, required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently, approximately 30% of the time is required to stand.  Position requires approximately 10% of the time, to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Preferred Skills:

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office-Excel and Word required.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.



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