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Lab Technician

Harvest Technical Oakland, CA
  • Expired: 25 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Harvest Technical Services is seeking a Laboratory Technician for our Greater Bay Area utility client.

**The schedule is 4 days per week, 8 hours per day.**


  • Under general supervision, performs physical, chemical, biological and bacteriological analyses of water, wastewater, industrial waste, and related materials.

  • Performs related work as required.


  • Performs routine physical, chemical, biological, and microbiological analysis of water, wastewater, industrial waste, and related materials.
  • Recognizes problems which occur in an analytical procedure; applies known procedures or confers with others to find solutions.
  • Prepares samples for transport, storage, and laboratory testing.
  • Prepares standard chemical solutions, reagents, stains, and bacteriological media; keeps laboratory facilities in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Cleans and prepares glassware for sample collection; sterilizes bacteriological supplies; prepares sample kits for distribution.
  • Compiles and records data onto worksheets; enters reviewed data and results of analyses into the laboratory information management system.
  • Observes standard safety precautions related to the work; maintains proper quality assurance techniques in performing analytical work.
  • Maintains proper QA/QC records and documentation.
  • Assists laboratory technicians or chemists on specific analytical projects.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Laboratory terminology, equipment and procedures.
  • Arithmetic, including proportions, percentages and decimals, and college algebra.

Ability to:

  • Follow oral, written and graphic instructions.
  • Learn to perform routine laboratory work.
  • Learn to set up, adjust, clean, and perform minor maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Work with or without minimal available supervision.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of the twelfth grade, or its equivalent.

Environment Conditions:

  • Laboratory environment.
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and inclement weather conditions.

Physical Conditions:

  • Duties may require maintaining a physical condition necessary for standing and walking for periods of time.
  • Moderate to heavy lifting.

Harvest Technical

Harvest Technical Services, Inc. (Harvest) provides engineering, design, research, QA/QC, and construction staffing solutions for the petrochemical, biopharmaceutical, water/wastewater, power, and related industries throughout the United States. Please visit for a complete list of available employment opportunities!


Oakland, CA