Lab Technician

Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Posted: 06/16/19 Industry: Location Job Number: 00002P0V Pay Rate: 18.00
We are looking for a lab technician to work in Santa Rosa.

POSITION SUMMARY: Prepares and processes equipment used in sensitive field sampling projects by clients. Track equipment rental requests, track outgoing and incoming equipment, and logistics for all aspects of the department's rental supplies. Log incoming samples and equipment, into the computer system and perform preliminary testing of samples. Also provides assistance to Sample Control Manager, Staff Scientists, and Laboratory Director in a variety of laboratory and administrative functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Processing Sampling Equipment
o Follows strict laboratory procedures to achieve zero-defect outcomes
o Uses specialized instruments to clean sampling equipment
o Completes hands on mechanical work with wrenches, nuts, and valves
o Changes pressurized tanks
o Calibrates sensitive equipment to meet lab and client specifications
o Checks equipment for proper function; repairs as needed
o Understands and fulfills client orders
o Assembles and ships orders per specifications, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs
o Precisely maintains laboratory logs to provide accurate historical records
o Multi-tasks, handles pressure and deadlines
o Works well individually and with others; serves as a reliable team member
General Laboratory Assistance
o Assigns samples into proper batches with associated quality control
o Maintains cleanliness of laboratory, to include maintaining clean glassware
o Shares responsibility for accepting deliveries of samples and supplies, as required
o Orders supplies, as approved by Managers, maintenance of the Company Purchase Order Book, and maintains inventory for sample containers and shipping supplies
Customer Service:
o Understands customer needs and meets customers' required timelines
o Assists in maintaining lab work files and tracking lists, completion of incoming chain-of-custody documents, change orders and work files
o Assembles and ships container kits
Strictly follows all company procedures regarding quality control and safety
o Works only on authorized activities
o Work at all times under the supervision of the Laboratory Director or his designated representatives
Additional duties may be assigned in operation of the laboratory computer tracking and inventory systems, operation of laboratory equipment, receiving samples, testing samples, and other work as needed

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Previous laboratory experience strongly preferred
High school diploma and strong math skills are required; science courses at a college level are ideal
Excellent work ethic, team player, detail oriented, and organized individual
Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and client needs
Ability to follow lab procedures precisely
Strong oral and written communication skills, to include good handwriting skills
Any prior lab experience or chemistry/science courses are great. Lab experience does not need to be winery related, but usually, wine lab experience will result in some transferable skills

Lisa Scanlon
Staffing Coordinator

Hire Date: February 2013
Alma Mater: Chico State University
Favorite restaurant: Tomasso’s (in SF)
Words to Staff By: “Go with your gut.”
Words to Work By: “You’ve got to be kidding me!”
Interesting Accomplishment: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Something Few Know About Me: I achieved my 15 minutes of fame one day by playing guitar in a rock band in Oregon.

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