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Environmental Laboratory Technician- Spring 2022

Hawk Mountain Labs Inc
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
May 20, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
HawkMtn Labs (HML) is a Second-Generation, Independent Environmental Sampling and Analytical Testing Laboratory servicing the Northeast Pennsylvania Region for over 30 years.

Due to consistent growth in our client base, we are searching for the right candidates to join our Laboratory Technician Team.

A lab technician is responsible for laboratory-based tasks, which may include testing, measuring, analyzing, interpreting, and recording results in environmental, chemical, physical, and life sciences. Technicians also provide required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

Skills and Attributes:
  • Possess good eyesight, exceptional hand-eye coordination, and the ability to use technical equipment with accuracy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to:
  • Learn specific, practical techniques and apply knowledge to solve technical problems
  • Read and follow procedures as written
  • Maintain and calibrate technical equipment
  • Work on several different projects at the same time
  • Work as part of a team and communicate effectively with colleagues
  • High degree of attention to detail and patience as testing can be time consuming
  • High degree of precision with extensive quality assurance measures
  • Make mathematical computations
  • Work with various software programs, per training provided
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Lift up to 50 lbs
  • Successfully and continuously demonstrate capability to complete assigned duties as defined by Quality Manual and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Maintain legible and adequate written laboratory records

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares samples for analysis
  • Carries out routine tasks/analysis accurately and with consistent application of standardized protocols involving laboratory preparation, instrument operations, and data recording
  • Performs laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations
  • Operates and maintains standard laboratory equipment and/or instrumentation
  • Responsible for ensuring their required supplies for testing are well-stocked and resourced
  • Uses computers and mathematical calculations for the preparation of result
  • Records, analyzes, and interprets results of analysis and solving problems/issues to ensure data meets all QC requirement
  • Keeps up to date with technical developments, especially those that can save time and improve reliability
  • Maintains accurate daily logbook of testing conducted, results, and regular maintenance of equipment
  • Adheres to quality control regulations
  • Follows strict safety procedures and safety checks in compliance with operating practices

Experience & Education:
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related scientific or technical field
  • Previous environmental lab experience or credit in college-level chemistry courses may be substituted for education requirement

This Full-Time, Monday thru Friday position offers Medical, Vision, and Dental benefits; Company-Matched 401K, as well as Paid Holidays and Time Off

HawkMtn Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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