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QA/Lab Technician-Professional

Staffing the Universe Ames, IA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Summary:-37-
Lab Technician is responsible for operating measurement equipment in the Solum soil lab. The three main pieces of equipment used are: 1) flow injection analyzer (FIA) 2) ICP (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer) 3) pH robot. The technician will load samples into these instruments, run the instruments, upload the resulting data into the Solum database and check to make sure that the data pass quality control standards.

Functions and Responsibilities:
" Retrieve and load plates of soil extract
" Operate high-precision laboratory equipment
" Export data and load files into an automated analysis software package
" Use web-based tools to monitor data integrity
" Work with the QC team to maintain data standards
" Strict adherence and compliance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
" Strict adherence and compliance with laboratory safety requirements
" Troubleshoot equipment and fix problems as needed
" Perform routine maintenance of scientific equipment
" Pipette and transfer siols
" Homogenize and weigh soils
" Perform soil extractions
" Weigh soil for moisture and organic matter measurements
" Perform other related duties as assigned

" Knowledge and experience in pipetting
" Demonstrated ability to use complicated laboratory equipment to perform measurements
" Able to stand for several hours and work around dust and soil
" Ability to perform repetitive tasks
" Good verbal and written communication skills

" Courses in Chemistry or related field from a four-year university or college with 2 years of laboratory experience OR equivalent laboratory experience from a postgraduate degree

- Will consider equivalent mix of education and experience
" Previous experience in production or manufacturing facilities a plus
" Previous soil analysis experience a plus

Staffing the Universe


Ames, IA
50010 USA