Lab Technician Job Description

Lab Technician Job Description

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Lab technician provides information concerning specimen collection, patient results, interface ordering, normal values, Laboratory operation, and phlebotomy; and monitors interface orders to ensure specimen collection.

Lab Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective lab technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included lab technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform lab microbiological and chemistry analyses per product and customer requirements
Interface with Product Safety, Regulatory, R&D, and Supply Transportation personnel to discuss/clarify projects and informational needs for generation
Maintain, update, and manage internet website for ingredient disclosure and SDS of all products for North America
Interface with Regulatory and R&D on a routine basis to discuss formulations, raw materials, and for informational needs and to ensure nomenclature harmonization
Routine and non-routine analyses, reexamination of borderline results, researching technical literature, and evaluating old processes
Prepare formulations for liquid coatings by mixing chemicals and operating lab equipment
Read instruments, collect and record data
Perform product testing by applying products to panels with specialized tools
Communicate results with other chemists or scientists
Prepare formulations for powder coatings by mixing chemicals and operating lab equipment if assigned to the powder coating group

Lab Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lab Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MLT, MT, HVAC, ASCP, HTC, AALAS, AIB, HT, MSHA, SOP

Education for Lab Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lab technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Communication, Science, Animal Care, Human Relations, Technical, Associates, Education, Supervision

Skills for Lab Technician

Desired skills for lab technician include:

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Techniques
Principles
Instruments and their interrelationships physiological conditions affecting test results
Chemistry
General science
Specimen collection
Policies and procedures for patient preparation
Sample requirements

Desired experience for lab technician includes:

Use of LIMS, EXCEL, and EMPOWER data systems would be a plus
Must meet educational or experience requirements detailed below
Must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts
Must be willing to work overtime and respond to call outs
Be able to lift 25-50 lb
Must be willing to serve on Emergency Response Teams

Lab Technician Examples

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Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a lab technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lab technician
  • Performing QC analysis for chemicals and essential oils
  • Entering samples into the QC database and AS400 QC module
  • Logging samples into a sequence file for the GC using Chemstation and Totalchrome
  • Maintaining a clean lab and equipment
  • Responsible for executing release testing
  • Works in partnership with manufacturing Operations, Product Support and other technical support groups to ensure Quality and customer expectations are met prior to final release of the product
  • Execute Vitros testing following Test Designs and complete basic data entry in a LIMS system
  • Egg handling, which may include receiving, traying, candling, and disposal
  • Virus (killed and live) production, including assistance with room and equipment preparation, setup, inoculation, harvest, antigen processing, filling and clean up
  • Make and test liquid product
Qualifications for lab technician
  • Bachelors degre in Biology or Biology related program is also acceptable
  • Strong work ethic and safety mindset
  • Bachelors degree in Biology or Biology related program is also acceptable
  • Zero to One Year of experience in a lab setting (academic is acceptable)
  • Experience and ability to work with Excel spreadsheets
  • Must have a safety focus
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a lab technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lab technician
  • Cover other QAS functions such as coverage for Quality Assurance and customer complaints
  • Maintain quality hold system
  • Provide technical support to production
  • Maintain customer complaint and participate in investigation in CAIR system
  • Maintain bacteria testing program as outlined by microbiologist
  • Request formula revision from Trade and HPC technical as needed
  • Internship or work experience in a formulation environment as a lab tech or chemist
  • Work both independently and in project teams
  • Analyze and communicate results and progress to technical teams and management through oral presentations
  • Man on call (expected to be one week in 4~5 weeks)
Qualifications for lab technician
  • At least six months’ experience in laboratory setting required
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of management and demonstrate processes
  • Previous lab experience preferred but not required
  • A good command of PC skills (MS office, Lotus Notes etc)
  • Knowledge & experience in operating Instron, Zwick, MTS, DSC, TGA, DMA etc would be preferred
  • Previous polyurethane or plastics testing experience would be an advantage
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Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lab technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lab technician
  • Establish & maintain databases
  • Investigate Product Issues/Customer Complaints and develop/implement solutions & procedures to correct/prevent occurrence
  • Traceability & Recall
  • Maintain the cell culture of human fibroblast in a clean room environment as directed by manufacturing schedules within standard times and according to established procedures
  • Assist in the manufacture of solutions used in production and processing of raw materials
  • Sample by-products using standard methodologies
  • Complete all relevant documentation compliant with cGMP and GDP guidelines
  • Maintenance of the cell culture (EcM) complex and surrounding environment
  • Assist in the organization and housekeeping of the washroom and production support areas
  • Assist in the cleaning of autoclavable materials used during cell culture
Qualifications for lab technician
  • High School Diploma with 10+ years in laboratory experience with chemical or material testing
  • Manufacturing or prior laboratory experiences is preferred but not required
  • Ability to operate analytical instrumentation such as DSC, TGA, and Rheometer
  • Good understanding of engineering material manufacturing process, quality processes and QA/QC testing
  • Sufficient knowledge of statistics and ability to make logic judgements with testing data
  • Experience in analyzing waste water samples
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Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a lab technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lab technician
  • Maintains retain sample inventory
  • Participates in investigation and corrective actions for complaints
  • Maintains inventory and daily calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Performs other duties assigned by supervisor/manager
  • Maintain safety awareness at all times and good housekeeping in all assigned work areas
  • Responsible for reporting unsafe laboratory equipment and conditions
  • Responsible for cleaning all glassware and general housekeeping of the lab in general and designated zones
  • Perform routine and non-routine testing of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products
  • Perform routine calculations and provide decisions for making process adjustments as required
  • Performs non-routine testing of materials under the supervision of the QC manager or senior level Plant Techs
Qualifications for lab technician
  • Ability to stand for periods including walking, standing and occasionally climbing steps
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds safely
  • Experience with computer and laboratory equipment
  • Strong work ethic and willing to work overtime as needed
  • Internship or work experience in a formulation environment as a lab tech or chemist Job Description
  • At least 2 years of experience in R&D/Scientist role
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Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lab technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lab technician
  • Temperature and Humidity Monitoring
  • Coordinate the Quality System documentation in accordance with ISO 9001 and Health Canada GMP
  • Follow up with each department manager to review and gain approval for the applicable ISO changes
  • Report any failure with the ISO 9001/GMP system or processes to the Quality Manager, Regulatory and/or Plant manager
  • Sustain laboratory standards, practices and 5S in the Quality lab
  • Perform internal and external audits and participate in the Quality training
  • Follow up the Corrective action originated from internal audits, production failures and customer complaints
  • Test regulated products and assist with Instrumentation start ups to incorporate into the Quality Lab
  • Conduct a comprehensive audit of the manufacturing documentation for all Health Canada Registered products
  • Coordinate the Corrective Action to determine root cause of quality issue customer complaints
Qualifications for lab technician
  • BS Chemistry or Biology
  • Ability to perform calculations and scientific conversions
  • Ability to routinely move canisters weighing up to 20 pounds from a cart to a countertop both waist-height
  • Ability to perform general troubleshooting of analytical equipment
  • Familiarity with petroleum testing equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of Laboratory safe work practices

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