Apex Systems has an immediate need for a Lab Technician to work with a client in Allentown, PA. If you are interested, please send your updated resume to Maria at
**WE WILL PROVIDE TRAINING**
Purpose (Objective): The incumbent prepares sample for processing and maintains documentation of process to facilitate
Main activities: describe the main activities and responsibilities which make the most direct contribution towards the fulfillment of the purpose of the position (10 max)
? Read plates and tubes, as required, to determine the number of organisms in the sample
? Record findings on worksheet for verification
? Write identification onto plates so that client and sample number can be tracked
? Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed
? Pour the agar into plates or tubes to begin the growth process
? Prepare sample for analysis by recording, weighing, and blending
? Collect plates and place them in the incubator for the specified amount of time and temperature
? Prepare media and broth for use in pathogen testing as required
? Sterilize materials needed for analysis. Autoclave plates before discarding
? Perform food poisoning, pH and other analysis tests on sample when requested by the client
? Ensure that media and materials are prepared for the next testing sequence
? Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities
? Set up equipment and materials needed for analysis
? Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process
? Perform necessary housekeeping duties in a timely manner, keeping the work areas and equipment clean and sanitized
? Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required
? Adhere to all safety policies
? Responsibility to support laboratory management
Internal Interlocutors : The incumbent has occasional contact with the personnel outside the immediate working unit.
External Interlocutors :
Knowledge: The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures
and obtain accurate results.
Profile (required education/qualifications and professional background): Associates degree or equivalent work experience and 1+ year relevant work; or, Bachelor's degree required. The
incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures
and obtain accurate results. A basic knowledge of personal computers is useful to accurately enter testing data and results. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is
necessary to ensure a safe working environment. Planning skills are useful to maintain supplies of analysis materials and ensure analysis is completed within specified time.
Required skills: Analytical skills are essential to complete analysis procedures and determine the concentration of the microorganism. A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information
Management System is required to process client data. Physical dexterity is required for manipulating samples.
Management (Size and characteristics of the team(s)): .
Work Environment : The incumbent works in a laboratory setting with proper lighting and temperature control. Occasional exposure to laboratory fumes, chemicals, and materials will occur
when in the laboratory. Safety equipment of gloves, laboratory coat and eyeglasses may need to be worn depending on the testing process. The incumbent may use the autoclave daily to
complete the analysis process. Continuous lifting of analysis materials weighing up to 50 pounds are necessary to transport media materials. The incumbent can expect extended time spent
in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.
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