Laboratory Technician in Wilmington, DE at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

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Lab Tech

11/5/2018 – 5/3/2019 w/ benefits

Wilmington, DE

Pay: $18.52/hr
M-F, Needs to be stressed that this is a shift work position. 1st Shift: 5:30am - 1:30pm / 2nd Shift: 1:30pm-9:30pm / 3rd Shift: 9:30pm-5:30am. Shifts can rotate, but generally are pretty stable. 


  • An Associate Degree in Engineering (or related science) with 2 to 5 years work experience, especially in R&D is preferred.
  • Equivalent work experience will also be considered.
  • Candidates must be able to handle multiple tasks and summarize experimental data in Excel spreadsheets or in simple technical reports.
  • Experience with GC ChemStation products, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and safety hazard reviews is preferred. 


  • With guidance from supervision, primary responsibility is to assist technical personnel in general laboratory operations and routine laboratory or information handling tasks in support of scientific research.
  • Perform tasks according to accepted methods and training prescribed by the work group. 



  • This position provides experimental and analytical support for the Clean Technologies division of the Industrial Biosciences Business at the Experimental Station.
  • An essential function of this position is the ability to operate, troubleshoot and maintain small scale, PLC based, pilot units using mechanical and pipe-fitting skills to set up, run research, and support plant experiments.
  • Experience with pilot plant and high hazards operations is highly desirable.
  • Other important job functions include routine analysis of samples for chemical content, maintenance of analytical and laboratory equipment, processing, reporting and interpretation of data.
  • Under minimal guidance, conducts experiments, complex technical operations, analyzes products and suggests experiments or alternative approaches based on results.
  • Recognizes erroneous or unexpected results and makes suggestions on path forward based on their analysis and conclusions.
  • The pilot plant operates 24/5, in 8 hour shifts; the availability to work in such a shift schedule is essential.

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