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Environmental Laboratory Technician


   Closing Date: Aug. 31, 2018

Employer:Hawk Mtn. Labs
Job Location: Hazle Township - Luzerne County
Employment Type:Full Time
Salary Range:dependent on experience
Benefits:yes

Description:

 

Job Summary: 

Responsible for laboratory-based tasks, which may include testing, measuring, analyzing, interpreting and recording results in environmental, chemical, physical and life sciences. Also provides all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

 

Skills and Attributes:

Possess good eyesight and exceptional hand-eye coordination and the ability to use technical equipment with accuracy

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to:

  • learn specific, practical techniques and apply knowledge to solve technical problems
  • read and follow procedures as written
  • maintain and calibrate technical equipment
  • work on several different projects at the same time
  •  work as part of a team and communicate effectively with colleagues
  • High degree of attention to detail and patience as testing can be time consuming
  • High degree of precision with  extensive quality assurance measures
  • Make mathematical computations
  • Learn and work with various software programs 
  • stand for long periods of time
  • lift up to 50 lbs
  • Successfully and continuously demonstrate capability to complete assigned duties – as defined by Quality Manual and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Maintain legible and adequate written laboratory records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duties:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares samples for analysis
  • Carries out routine tasks/analysis accurately and with consistent application of standardized protocols involving laboratory preparation and instrument operations and data recording
  • Performs laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations
  • Operates and maintains standard laboratory equipment and/or instrumentation
  • Responsible for ensuring their required supplies for testing are well-stocked and resourced
  • Uses computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of result
  • Records, analyzes and interprets results of analysis and solving problems/issues to ensure data meets all QC requirement
  • Keeps up-to-date with technical developments, especially those that can save time and improve reliability
  • Maintains accurate daily log book of testing conducted, results and regular maintenance of equipment
  • Adheres to quality control regulations
  • Follows strict safety procedures and safety checks in compliance with operating practices

 

Qualifications:

Experience & Education:

 

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in related scientific or technical field 
  • Previous environmental lab experience or credit in college level chemistry courses may be substituted for education requirement
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