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Sample Receiving Technician

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Updated Nov 16, 2021
Job Description

The Sample Receiving Technician is an entry level, full-time, role that performs receiving, labeling, and storage of samples, chemicals, reagents, and consumables in compliance with NWDLS’ Quality Assurance programs and SOP’s. This position is a Tuesday through Saturday position from 10 AM to 7:00 PM weekdays and 8 AM- 5 PM Saturday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Receives, logs, and tracks samples, chemicals, and reagents in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS); completes and verifies chain of custody for each sample.
• Observes holding times and maintains chain of custody of collected samples for preservation according to NWDLS’ Quality Assurance program and SOP’s.
• Prepares kits and sample bottles for field technicians, contract laboratories, and customers collecting their own samples.
• Responsible for weekly inventory assessment, shipping and receiving samples, chemicals, reagents, and other related substances and materials; inventory control.
• Prepares and distributes samples to all areas of the laboratory for analysis.
• Responsible for general housekeeping in his/her work area.
• Assists in other areas of the laboratory when needed.
Physical Requirements
• Vision sufficient to read and interpret chemical and reagent labels, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, laws, spreadsheets, computer screens and print outs, business correspondence, and other documents encountered in the course of work.
• Hearing sufficient to hear conversation levels in person and telephone.
• Speech sufficient to make oneself heard and understood in front of groups, over the telephone, in meetings, and training sessions.
• Mobility sufficient to safely move in an environmental laboratory.
• Dexterity sufficient to safely operate office equipment including computers and specialized tools and equipment utilized in the course of work.
• Strength sufficient to safely lift and carry sample containers, office supplies, materials, equipment, and other related materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
• Endurance sufficient to stand and bend from the waist for longs periods; maintain efficiency throughout entire shift.

Work Environment
• Primarily in a climate-controlled office setting within the laboratory.
• Involves exposure to odors, fumes, hazardous chemicals, and acids requiring the use of safety glasses, aprons, gloves, face shields, and a fume hood.
• Work may involve working evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.

Skills Required

• Prior experience with processes related to client and/or product management is helpful.
• Excellent computer proficiency especially with Microsoft programs.
• Work independently, organize and prioritize work; understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
• Able to multi-task while maintaining quality and consistency of work processes.
• Plan, organize, and oversee receiving, labeling, and storage of samples, chemicals, reagents, and consumables used in the laboratory.

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North Water District Lab Services Inc

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