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Laboratory Technician

  • Ref: 290076
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Job Level: Entry Level
  • Pay: $13.00 - $15.00/hr.

Opportunity Description

We are seeking an energetic entry level Laboratory Technician for a bench level solutions preparation role.  This position will be responsible for preparing bench to production scale reference standards and stock solutions to support calibration and research efforts in a variety of research and production laboratory operations.   

Company Information

Our client is a specialty chemical manufacturer supplying materials globally to leading commercial, municipal and academic institutions.  

Job Duties

  • Prepare routine and non-routine stock solution and reference standards in accordance with established SOP’s. 
  • Accurately calculate solution concentration (ppm, ppb, molarity, normality, % volume), calculate and perform dilutions of stock solutions as required.
  • Maintain excellent documentation records of lot numbers, weight, and measurements. 
  • Label all raw materials, in process and final materials in accordance with company policy. 
  • Adhere to all labeling and container requirements.
  • Respond to internal customer requests, provide support to internal and external customers regarding technical inquiries and assist with quotes to support sales and marketing.  
  • Glassware preparation/cleaning and general lab maintenance.
  • Maintain inventory of raw materials and chemicals, ensure safe storage of chemicals.  Stock supplies and label containers of raw materials
  • Perform equipment and temperature verifications and log daily, ensure proper working condition and cleanliness of equipment.
  • Appropriately dispose of laboratory solid and liquid wastes in accordance with internal policy and Federal, State and local regulations. 
  • Adhere to all appropriate PPE and safety protocols. 
  • Maintain clean and safe work area, and adheres to safety regulations and procedures, understanding the hazards of handling the various chemicals.

Education

  • AS degree or high school diploma with laboratory coursework

Experience & Skills Required

  • Excellent math skills and ability to calculate solution concentrations.
  • Excellent documentation skills, strong attention to detail and computer abilities.
  • Ability to understand the importance of chemical handling safety, and adhere to safety regulations, guidelines, and procedures.