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Lab Tech Jr.

N Chesterfld, VA 23236

Posted: 05/21/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 606350 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Preparation and extraction of samples for GC/MS confirmation in the forensic toxicology laboratory
•    Safely operate, monitor and troubleshoot laboratory equipment to ensure proper functionality
•    Prepare, test and evaluate  new reagents, controls and calibrators in compliance with SOPs and regulatory guidelines   
•    Perform and document preventative maintenance and quality control procedures
•    Sound technical decision-making regarding testing and problem solving
•    Storage of and replenishment of supplies as needed
•    Adherence to all security procedures for ensuring confidentiality of donor information
•    Adherence to all established guidelines outlined in Employee Handbook
•    Must comply with company policies
•    Maintain a safe work environment and wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS | EDUCATION:
•    Minimum requirements are:
•    Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or a related science
•    Minimum 1 year of clinical laboratory testing experience is required for Technologist level
•    Ability to work independently and within a team environment
•    Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus
•    High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills
•    Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen
•    Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts depending on business needs


COMPETENCIES:
•    Ability to lift and/or move 25 pounds
•    Ability to have full body movement
•    Must have vision and hearing corrected to meet minimum acceptable norms
•    Ability to cope with stress due to production obligations
•    Ability to read and comprehend the SOP, Federal (49 CFR Part 40), and CAP-FUDT guidelines
•    Ability to communicate with other employees and supervisors
•    Ability to provide input and recommendations on operations
•    Climate-controlled office and testing laboratory environment
•    May be potential exposure to toxic or hazardous materials

Mental/Reasoning Requirements:
•    The following are the mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed.  Inability to meet one or more of the mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position.  Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Company may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement:
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•    Math and reasoning ability to develop and communicate laboratory procedures and reports
•    Ability to cope with stress due to production obligations
•    Ability to cope with stress induced during legal proceedings
•    Ability to read and comprehend the SOP, Federal (49 CFR Part 40), and CAP-FUDT guidelines
•    Ability to transcribe data in a legible handwriting
•    Ability to communicate with other employees and supervisors
•    Ability to provide input and recommendations on operations

Additional Comments:
The individual may be required to work varying shifts or weekends to perform the Essential Functions

Conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests and makes qualitative analysis of materials, liquids, and gases. May also set up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for the tests, research, or process control. Must possess diploma or degree at the Associate or Bachelor level, no experience required.

Pay ranges between $18-19.30/hr based on experience 
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