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Pace Analytical Services, Inc. Lab Technician 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

JOB DESCRIPTION ________________________________________ JOB TITLE: Lab Technician IIFLSA: Non-Exempt DEPARTMENT: VariesJOB CODE:4050 DIVISION: Environmental/SPS REPORTS TO: Supervisor/Manager________________________________________ SUMMARY: Responsible for preserving, preparing, processing and maintenance of lab samples, which involve knowledge on complex to specialized lab support policies, programs and practices while completing appropriate forms, documents and databases, providing technical assistance to customers and writing reports. May include various forms of samples, such as environmental, biological, chemical, and related areas. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills. 1.Prepares lab for daily operations, including stocking materials, equipment, safety, cleanliness, and related areas. 2.Supports analytical testing process using complex to specialized lab support knowledge in the collection and review of conditions, including preserving samples, completing sample preparation, documenting and communicating results. 3.Picks up, transports, and maintains results, samples, documents, materials and other items as needed. 4.Disposes of laboratory materials and samples using well established guidelines and instructions. 5.Performs basic laboratory equipment troubleshooting and maintenance. 6.Reviews, completes and processes very complex to specialized degrees of logs, documents, databases, and related materials and information. 7.Provides complex to specialized support in the application and assistance to staff and management regarding lab support policies, programs and practices. 8.Provides complex to specialized support researching issues and developing recommendations to resolve process, department and related customer issues. 9.Assists in the review and implementation of lab support policies, practices and programs to meet organizational, operations and management needs. 10.Assists with ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; receives guidance and direction or escalates when required. 11.Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. 12.Promotes and supports the overall mission of Pace Analytical by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with customers and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of lab support experience; Science degree preferred; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. GC/GC-MS experience a plus. Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation. *None Required Knowledge and Skills Required Knowledge: *Very complex to specialized principles, practices and techniques of lab support. *Technical customer service principles and practices. *Applying the daily administration of very complex to specialized lab support programs, policies and procedures. *Very complex to specialized methods to resolve lab support or technical problems, questions and concerns. *Ability to learn broad applicable organizational policies and procedures on sample maintenance. *Computer applications and systems related to the work. *Principles and practices to se