Laboratory Technician I
The Position
Under technical supervision, prepare laboratory samples and reagents for qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses
Pay: $13-17 per hour
  • Prepare test solutions, compounds and reagents needed to perform testing of organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties of samples
  • Conduct low complexity testing (e.g., weighing, moisture, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with people inside the laboratory and people outside the laboratory including customers, regulatory staff, and corporate staff
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
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, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High School Diploma required; Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology or related science preferred
  • Laboratory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of elementary principles of microbiology and chemistry
  • Knowledge of basic clinical laboratory skills
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment
  • Ability to use computers and computer software programs and systems and standard office equipment such as phones, photocopiers and fax machines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to convey and receive information effectively (face-to-face, telephone and electronic)
  • Good analytical and judgment skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding test results
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently, prioritize, handle multiple tasks, manage time
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
  • None
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee works in a laboratory environment. While performing work-related duties the employee occasionally works with hazardous, toxic or caustic chemicals such as acids and solvents, works around fumes or airborne particles from laboratory chemicals used/fume hoods works with or near moving mechanical parts from laboratory equipment and works with equipment that vibrates. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Safety Sensitive Position:
Equipment or vehicles used, and activities performed by this position that could cause serious injury or death to the operator, other employees and/or other individuals if not used properly or safely.
  • Working with testing equipment with hot surfaces
  • Handling chemicals including acids and solvents used in the testing process
Physical Demands:
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.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, walking/moving around, and standing, talking and hearing and using hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Occasional periods of stooping/bending
  • Lifting up to 10 pounds regularly and up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Close vision and ability to focus on computer screens and documents; depth perception; color vision
Stressful Conditions in the Work Environment Affecting This Position:
  • Challenging work demands including heavy workload/work quantity or quality demands, time demands, conflicting/multiple deadlines or tasks and interpreting data
Work Schedule:
  • 40-hour minimum workweek
  • May require on-call duty and the ability to work outside of scheduled work hours including weekends and holidays when the need arise
  • Travel of 5-10% may be required
Equal Opportunities

ACT Laboratories provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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