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Laboratory Technician - Organic Sample Prep

Merrillville, IN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Come join our family! Microbac Laboratories is an essential business offering competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, generous paid time off including vacation, holidays and flex-time, a wellness program, referral bonus, tuition reimbursement and more!

Whether you are just starting your career in science or looking to further it, Microbac will put you on the path of an exciting career with room to grow. Quality, safety, giving back to our communities, diversity and inclusion, customer success and employee wellbeing are part of our core culture. We are looking for motivated individuals to join our family as a Lab Technician.


Microbac serves our clients with the utmost expertise and respect for their market requirements, constraints and challenges. We embody a company-wide commitment to exceptional customer experience, which has been refined over nearly 50 years of trusted, analytical and measurement experience.

Through our network of laboratories, offices, and field services, we have the flexibility to meet the unique requirements for each client, project and scope.

As a privately held third-party testing company, Microbac operates with a commitment to safety, quality and compliance. Our diverse work portfolio includes broad accreditation offerings and tested insights across the environmental, food and life science markets.


The Lab Technician, working in an accredited commercial laboratory, is responsible for preparing samples for analysis for various organic tests. These samples may include water, soil, oil and other sample matrices. All procedures are performed following laboratory SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and following OSHA healthy and safety protocols. The position is full time (Monday - Friday), normal business hours and opportunity for occasional overtime.


  • Following established SOP’s, Laboratory Technicians ensure customer satisfaction by supporting laboratory staff through executing various entry level laboratory duties, resulting in the timely and accurate reporting of data
  • Gather appropriate materials needed to prepare and analyze test samples
  • Adding and mixing various solvents to samples (soil, water, oil, etc) to perform the organic extraction process
  • Prepare necessary standards, solutions, reagents, etc., that are required for sample preparation / extraction.
  • Perform basic equipment and instrumentation set up and operation
  • Execute routine laboratory maintenance efforts, such as glassware cleaning and sterilization, and ensuring the laboratory is well maintained
  • Accurately record observations and data in a logbook and / or the laboratory's computer database (LIMS)
  • Maintain accurate, up to date logs, notebooks and equipment records
  • Perform necessary laboratory administrative functions such as filing paperwork, photocopying, reviewing of data, and entering data into computerized LIMS
  • Comply with and promote Personnel, Safety, and Quality Program
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to work with small vials, test tubes and delicate laboratory equipment
  • Ability to apply basic algebraic concepts to perform basic laboratory calculations and accurately measure substances, liquids and/or solutions
  • Ability to read and apply established protocols and SOP’s to daily objectives
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to work the majority of the day on your feet (standing).


The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Working Conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status



Merrillville, IN
46410 USA



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