Lab Technician

Location: Gowan Milling

Department: QC

Reports To: QC Manager

Assignment Type: full-time

Job Description

  • Work  as a team with other lab personnel on duty to make sure all necessary tasks are completed correctly and timely
  • Perform analysis and physical tests on production in-process and finished pallet samples, cleanout samples, and check samples as required
  • Make sure that samples are taken in the production units and that retains are prepared, according to customer requirements per the sample plan
  • Release product having complete testing, correct retain samples, and meet customer specifications
  • Follow company and customer procedures in disposing of laboratory waste
  • Report status of each production unit in the shift log at the end of the shift
  • Calibrate scales in use in the production units at least once per shift
  • Perform instrument qualifications, clean-out, and special analysis as needed
  • Perform water treatment plant duties as instructed
  • Prepare reagent standards such as 342 water
  • Lab equipment calibration as assigned
  • Maintain sample retain lockers including organizations of samples and purging
  • Perform laboratory housekeeping duties
  • Monitor inventory of consumables and stock work areas
  • Perform assigned tasks in a safe, responsible manner, comply with company and lab safety rules
  • Perform other tasks as assigned



To perform this job satisfactory, the candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Associates degree in chemistry or other technical field, or high school diploma and 2 years of work experience

 Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to remain in stationary position for prolonged periods of time.
  • Requires repetitive hand movements, standing, and walking in a lab setting.
  • Requires frequent lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted.
  • Occasionally required to descend/ascend stairs.
  • Occasionally required to walk the plant area.
  • May require bending, reaching, squatting, pulling, and pushing.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, nights, weekends, and holidays.

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Telephone: 928.317.5810

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