Laboratory Technician I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Laboratory Technician I

Job Description:

Conducts analytical procedures on segmented flow autoanalyzer for Total Kjeldhal Nitrogen (TKN) analysis and/or other analytes as assigned, which may include ammonium, nitrate, OP or TP. Back up for extension sample preparation: duties as assigned to include Mehlich 3 extractions, pH, Buffer pH, etc.

Prepares/digests water/tissue/soil samples for TKN and/or other analytes listed above, completes analyses in a timely manner, develops methods, compiles results, tabulates data as per QA/QC protocols

Prepares information for QA/QC and client reports and manually/electronically uploads the data into the WebLIMS (database).

Maintains and operates various laboratory equipment- autoanalyzers, Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulfur instrument, pH meter, electrical conductivity meter (EC meter), organic matter (OM) or container media work in the sample prep areas as necessary

Maintains labware/chemical inventory used for assigned instrument(s), attends to other assignments as required

Expected Salary:

$16.79 per hour commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

Associate's degree in an appropriate area; or a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with experience in analytical methodologies and procedures such as extractions, digestions, pH and EC meters, OM determinations, chloride (Cl) and phosphorus (P) analysis,

Ability to conduct laboratory procedures with high accuracy, precision, organize data & perform QA/QC analyses on the data as per the protocols.

Basic training of the operation & maintenance of the laboratory instruments

Ability to keep track of several experiments running simultaneously

Interact with laboratory personnel professionally

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No