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Lab Tech Jr.

  • Location: Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana
  • Salary: 17.5-18.5 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 29 days ago

  • Sector: Scientific
  • Start Date: 2021-11-01
  • Job Ref: 21-21154
This position is NonExempt. Hours over 40 will be paid at Time and a Half. 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.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Operation and maintenance of the Screening Instrument and initial review of test results for donor specimens and QC samples
  • Testing performed with refractometers and pH meters.
  • Knowledge of screening and specimen validity test methods: EIA, CEDIA, ELISA, refractometers and pH meter
  • Troubleshoot issues with screening instruments
  • Adherence to all security procedures for ensuring confidentiality of donor information
  • Adherence to all established guidelines outlined in Alere's Employee Handbook
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS | EDUCATION:
  • BS degree in science or equivalent related field
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced ability to understand analytical techniques and procedures
  • Advanced ability to understand laboratory instrumentation
  • Advanced ability to understand certification requirements for SAMHSA, CAP-FDT, and other relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Advanced ability to understand the function of a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other laboratory computer systems
 
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
  • Math and reasoning ability to develop and communicate laboratory procedures and reports
  • Ability to cope with stress due to production obligations
  • Ability to read and comprehend the SOP, Federal (49 CFR Part 40), and CAP-FDT guidelines
  • Ability to communicate with other employees and supervisors
  • Ability to provide input and recommendations on operations
  • May be potential exposure to toxic or hazardous materials