Technician, Laboratory Job Description

Technician, Laboratory Job Description

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Technician, laboratory provides for a safe laboratory environment by ensuring all staff adhere to client, industry, promote good housekeeping practices ( 5S ) and OSHA safety practices.

Technician, Laboratory Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Records tests results on standardized forms and prepares reports describing procedures used
Ability to communicate with-in department
Performing analytical and thermal testing according to industry standard test methods and non-standard customer specific requests
Actively oversee and maintain common analytical equipment used in the characterization of plastics with support of Project and Laboratory Manager
Actively participate in the Quality of the test results through proofing of other technicians reports as part of delivering an error free product
Demonstrate a knowledge and commitment to health and safety procedures and practice, particularly the use of personal protection equipment and COSHH initiatives
Individual has a responsibility to conduct all work in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and specifically those regulations (GLP and GCP) specified in the study plans, protocols, or work agreements governing the work in which they are involved
Ensure that all study-based activities are performed to the required scientific and regulatory standards
Develop and maintain knowledge of the role and responsibility of an analyst
Maintain a familiarity and competency with general laboratory procedures, including the use of balances, pipettes, volumetric glassware, pH meter, preparation of reagents and analytical standard solutions

Technician, Laboratory Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Technician, Laboratory

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISO, CVT, TAFE, SMDS, 9000, MLT, ASCP, MT, G2, G3

Education for Technician, Laboratory

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the technician, laboratory job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Science, Chemistry, Education, Biology, Associates, Technical, Medical Technology, Biochemistry, Engineering, Biological Science

Skills for Technician, Laboratory

Desired skills for technician, laboratory include:

Medical terminology and computers
Statistical computations and applications
Mathematics
Laboratory processes
QSR regulations
Good Manufacturing and Good Documentation Practices supporting a medical device environment
Decimals and percentage
Human anatomy and physiology to reduce injury risk to patients
Chemistry to prepare
Computer applications

Desired experience for technician, laboratory includes:

Demonstrate a knowledge and use of data systems - Nautilus, Analyst etc
Demonstrate good communication skills and effective liaison with Laboratory Supervisors, Study Directors, Study Co-ordinators and other members of staff within department and from other departments
Restrain, handle, and manipulate various animal species
Perform prescribed treatments on animals
Proficient in drug calculations, administration and maintenance
Read and understand technical requirements stated in Animal Study Protocols and discern any discrepancies between technical requests and laboratory animal requirements

Technician, Laboratory Examples

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Technician, Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a technician, laboratory. 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 technician, laboratory
  • Verify and adjust calibrations on a variety of lab equipment including dispensers, pipettes, balances and other
  • Maintain clean and organized workbench area ensuring spills are immediately cleaned
  • Proficiency must be demonstrated according in training matrix before technician can work independently
  • Works as part of a team in a laboratory supporting chemists and engineers in developing, screening and commercializing new products
  • Independently develops and implements experimental plans
  • Responsible for calibration, safe operation, and routine maintenance of simple and complex instruments, machinery and systems
  • Defines and implements new testing methods for development purposes
  • Reviews results against specifications and known expectations
  • Prepare test samples for testing
  • Perform tests on building products in a laboratory and field environment
Qualifications for technician, laboratory
  • Preference is for experience with wet chemistry (pH, viscosity, titrations)
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, high priority environment
  • Bachelor's of Science or Associates with equivalent experience
  • Must be able to stand, lift, bend, sit, climb stairs, and work in both a lab and manufacturing environment for extended periods of time
  • Experience with insect dissection, nucleic acid extractions, PCR and database management
  • Experience with molecular genotyping, RT-PCR, beekeeping
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Technician, Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of technician, laboratory. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technician, laboratory
  • Conducts tests for which qualified which may include heat of combustion, % halogen, moisture, pH specific gravity, flash point, fuel compatibility, % acide, oxidizer spot
  • Complete technical review and sign off of all inbound waste shipping documents including manifests, bill of lading, LDR’s
  • Standardizes, calibrates, and cleans all assigned analytical equipment
  • Prepares and maintains all applicable documentation including instrument calibration and maintenance logs, and daily production log
  • Logs in lab samples as necessary
  • Performs quality control testing on all assigned test methods
  • Performs standard preventative maintenance on assigned lab instruments
  • Performs periodic lab waste disposal as assigned
  • Generates and prints appropriate documents via waste management software (WMS/PREVIEW)
  • Oversees sample collection and waste received data
Qualifications for technician, laboratory
  • Technician will be required to operate overhead cranes, forklifts, and other mobile equipment as needed
  • Ensure the safety of employees and equipment
  • High school diploma, GED, trade school in mechanical/electrical trades
  • Preference for candidates with experience in handling/interacting with chemicals or molten materials
  • Ability to perform material handling, weighing, completing process steps in sequence and documenting process data
  • Ability to work in a team oriented and learning environment
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Technician, Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a technician, laboratory. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technician, laboratory
  • Quantitative measurements including but not limited to pH, Oven Volatiles, Particle Size, and NIR
  • Spreadsheet and document creation and review
  • Performs general laboratory upkeep and maintenance
  • Collects and prepares samples for laboratory equipment
  • Records test results and writes test reports describing procedures used
  • Performs analysis of waste samples using analytical techniques and instruments
  • Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests
  • These are duties may not be specifically listed in this description, but which are within the general nature typically associated with the employee’s level of work
  • Completes chemical and physical testing procedures on potable and non-potable waters, also on crude oil
  • Conduct routine collection and preservation samples
Qualifications for technician, laboratory
  • Proficient in using various type of computer software (Word, Excel)
  • Has positive customer interactions and demonstrates good service recovery skills
  • College degree in Science preferred or minimum 1 year industrial lab experience
  • AS or BS with a major in Life Science
  • Desire to work in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in dealing with Agencies like DOE, AHAM, UL/CSA, FTC, CEE, Energy Star, NRCan, CPSC, Consumer Union, to handle product registration and compliance
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Technician, Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a technician, laboratory. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technician, laboratory
  • Responsible for timely and accurate reporting of results at the Waihi Minerals Laboratory
  • Efficiently and accurately prepare and analyse all main laboratory samples (geochem & environmental)
  • Day to day focus on the efficient running of the Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) instrument
  • Day to day focus on the efficient running of the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) instrument
  • Assist in maintaining quality control system
  • Work with the Laboratory Manager and department heads/managers at the Waihi laboratory to ensure reporting deadlines are met eg
  • Perform routine analysis of geochemical samples including operation and calibration/performance
  • Perform physical, bacteriological, chemical, or serological tests on a variety of samples
  • Prepare specialized bacteriological culture media and reagents according to formulae
  • Follow standards and procedures to maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment
Qualifications for technician, laboratory
  • At least 6 months of laboratory experience using Atomic Absorption and Gas Chromatography techniques to test water samples for the presence of microbial organisms
  • Able to perform basic physical testing such as liquid flow measurements
  • Willing and able to work within a laboratory embedded within an industrial environment
  • Actively participating in safety reviews and task hazard assessments for the equipment to be operated and all team HSSE related activities
  • Operate pilot plants, and associated laboratory test equipment and/or analytical instrumentation as assigned
  • Perform laboratory and pilot plant testing as directed by the team leader(s)
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Technician, Laboratory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of technician, laboratory. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technician, laboratory
  • Sample collection and distribution
  • Clerical work including scanning bar codes, creating spreadsheets, processing orders, printing
  • Navigating and inputting R3 transaction codes
  • Follow crop packaging requirements and initiate and maintain packaging documentation
  • Seed lab environment includes handling of seed, kernel counting, data control, and records management
  • Candidate will be responsible mixing product for testing
  • Must be able to lift bags of product which can weigh up to 50 lbs
  • Prepare and weigh the raw materials
  • Obtain blood samples from patients enrolled on clinical trials at SCCC
  • Process pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic samples according to instructions provided by study sponsor
Qualifications for technician, laboratory
  • Demonstrated track record of promoting lab safety and active participation and leadership in safety initiatives in a team environment
  • Experience operating and maintaining small scale pilot equipment
  • Ability to recognize operational difficulties & potential safety concerns and take corrective action
  • Track record of contributing to significant technology projects and the ability to step in and quickly learn
  • Ability to think broadly, creatively and decisively)
  • Strong computer and data management skills including spreadsheets, databases and control equipment

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