ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Microbiology Lab Technician

US-PA-Middletown
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-4665
# Positions
1
Category
Technician

Overview

ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.

 

General Accountability:

The primary purpose of this position is to perform microbiology analyses according to method specification and client requirements.  Work Schedule:  SECOND SHIFT

 

ALS Environmental

 

Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Analyze wastewater and sludge/solid samples for microbiological and wet chemistry parameters
  • Perform all quality control requirements associated with the methods and maintain appropriate records
  • Prioritize work by creating schedules to complete daily assignments
  • Interpret and author SOPs, perform reagent formulation, record bench level observations, and keep records in bound and electronic notebooks
  • Perform other duties as assigned and directed
  • Capable of performing duties and responsibilities
  • Meets production levels on a daily and weekly basis in order to meet client deadlines.
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Able to work in a team with co-workers
  • Able to learn new concepts quickly
  • Follows safety and security procedures regarding materials and equipment.
  • Follows supervisor directions
  • Attendance and punctuality – arrives and leaves on time each day and misses little work
  • Produces quality, error free work
  • Attitude and cooperation – has an upbeat and positive attitude, offers ideas and solutions to correct problem areas
  • Follows procedures as outlined
  • Seeks assistance when needed before a situation gets “out of hand”
  • Adaptable and able to change an approach or method quickly to fit different situations
  • Communicates information well to co-workers / team members to include all those involved in the decision-making process.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work schedules and be self-directed in completing daily assignments as well as mid-range and long term department objectives related to training and quality assurance.
  • Previous positions required being multi-tasked, organized, detail oriented, and possess excellent problem solving capabilities; will have good time management capabilities.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to communicate well in English, both verbal and written.
  • Desire to work in a laboratory science setting
  • Proven ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Experience in document control, the use of SOP’s, reagent formulation, and bench level observation and recordkeeping in bound and electronic notebooks.
  • An understanding of basic quality assurance parameters specifically measure of precision and accuracy is preferred.
  • Experience in the analysis of environmental samples for microbiological and wet chemistry parameters using EPA methodologies.

 

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate plus college courses of a scientific nature.
  • Additional education or experience working in a laboratory setting preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to speak and hear clearly while communicating with staff, management, and clients.
  • Able to sit, and /or stand for 100% of an 8 hour day.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Dexterity in hands and fingers to operate computer and other equipment.
  • Must have average vision and able to see to read reports and operate equipment.
  • Must be able to distinguish differences in color and shade.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive motion actions.
  • Must be able to withstand cold temperatures for at least 1 hour.

 

 

  

We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

"ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving and maintaining a workforce which reflects and affirms the diversity of our society"

 

 

ALS is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

EOE AA Minority, Female, Veteran, Individuals with Disabilities 

 

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