Laboratory Technician in Amherst, NY at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Amherst, NY
  • Job Type:
    Science
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/13/2018
  • Job ID:
    840190

Job Description


The Laboratory Technician I

Using general laboratory methods, techniques,
equipment, and instrumentation in compliance with our clients Quality
Assurance programs and SOP’s, supports laboratory operations through general
maintenance of laboratory and supply storage areas, equipment, instruments, and
supplies.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Retrieves samples from Sample Control for analysis.

2. Duties which may include, but not limited to, a 
combination of the following methods: 

  • Distillations 
  • Prepare reagents 
  • Prepare concentrations 
  • Separation 
  • Solids Testing 
  • Water Samples 
  • Soil Samples 
  • Handling Acids 
  • Handling Dry Chemicals 

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.

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


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


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.

If interested, please send your resume to Pittsburgh@apexlifesciences.com and apply online at www.apexlifesciences.com

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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 employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

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 employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.