The Laboratory Technician I, using general laboratory methods, techniques,equipment, and instrumentation in compliance with TestAmerica's Quality Assurance programs and SOP's, supports laboratory operations through general maintenance of laboratory and supply storage areas, equipment, instruments, and supplies. 1. Retrieves samples from Sample Control for analysis. 2. Performs sample preparation which may include, but is not limited to, a combination of the following methods: * Aliquot samples * Spike and trace samples * Prepare reagents * Bottle samples * Prepare concentrations * Separation * Sonication * Liquid rack set up 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
Supervisory Responsibilities None Working Relationships Internal contacts:
External contacts: None 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 Licensure/Certificate/Registration: None Knowledge
Material and Equipment Used
Lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying up to 20 pounds
Pushing and pulling sample carts weighing up to 100 pounds
Standing (85% of time), walking (10% of time), and standing (5% of time). These percentages may vary significantly depending upon duties being performed.
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching when retrieving samples, getting supplies, and performing analyses
Getting samples and supplies, performing analyses, computer keyboard
Conversational hearing ability
Getting samples and supplies, performing analyses, viewing computer screen
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. NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.