The incumbent is responsible for providing basic assistance to the microbiology and chemistry operations of the laboratory.
Maintain clean laboratory by washing countertops, sweeping floor, and storing analysis materials.
Sterilize containers before washing to avoid contamination.
Wash containers used in analysis and return to the laboratory for the next test.
Prepare sample for analysis as instructed.
Autoclave materials to sterilize for the next use. Discard waste and sterilize work area after each process.
Record temperatures of incubators to create needed environment for sample.
Assist other laboratory personnel performing testing procedures as instructed by the supervisor.
Maintain equipment in working order to perform necessary preventative maintenance.
May be required to occasionally pick up sample from the client and deliver to the laboratory.
Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.
Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.
This position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed complaint system.
Perform other related duties as needed.
This position requires the ability to follow specific instructions. A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System is required to enter client data. The incumbent may be required to operate company vehicle that would require the skill to operate a motor vehicle and exhibit safe driving skills.
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