Assist the analytics team with the activities and operations required to complete the functions of the department. Study and comprehend all policies, procedures and operational guidelines set by the management team. This position is responsible for conducting technical laboratory support services in performing a variety of sample preparations, testing and analysis, which includes compliance requirements, and workplace safety.
Prepares media, reagents and stains. Computes and measures quantity.
Ensures orderly and environmentally correct storage of media, reagents, supplies, samples and equipment.
Ensures technically correct cleaning, sterilization and solvent treatment of equipment.
Conducts laboratory tests and analyses.
Operates and maintains various laboratory equipment.
Requisitions, inspects and distributes laboratory supplies and equipment.
Records information on manual/computerized records, logs and related requests for analysis, shipping/transporting samples, ordering supplies/equipment, and status of water supply system.
Packs and ships, picks up or delivers supplies, samples and equipment.
Must follow all applicable policies, procedures and guidelines. This includes the safe and proper operation of any/all applicable machinery, instrumentation, and equipment.
Understand and meet daily goals.
Work as part of a team to meet analytical schedules.
Employee may also be responsible for monitoring production line and collecting samples for analysis.
Follow SOP and standard analytical procedures to meet Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices compliance.
Good communication skills, verbal and written, with co-workers and management.
Practice good housekeeping habits throughout the facility with focus and personal contributions towards a clean and organized assigned work area at the end of the assigned shift.
Capable of working with hazardous chemicals and is able to identify and report unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident.
Flexibility and the ability to shift work schedule according to production needs.
Work is performed with supervision from a technical superior.
Performs routine, specific laboratory activities in accordance with established laboratory practices and procedures
Conducts a variety of standardized tests and analyses in accordance with established methods and procedures while ensuring quality control and time constraints are met.
Ensures time critical and technically correct sample/specimen preparation and testing.
Operates and maintains increasingly complex equipment.
Prepares and performs quality control checks.
Records sample/specimen/test information such as test results, type of test, observations and laboratory activities.
Other duties as assigned
Associate or 4 year degree preferred
Relevant college courses in biology, chemistry, or physics
Prior Laboratory experience
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered, including internal experience
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees
Skill in basic mathematics, laboratory testing and analysis, in laboratory practices and procedures in area of discipline.
Knowledge or laboratory practices, procedures, and terminology, chemistry, proper sample handling, preservatives, and storage, inventory control procedures, principles and practices of quality control, and proper data reporting.
Familiarity with OSHA guidelines for dealing with hazardous chemicals
Understanding & adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as they pertain to the industry, safety regulations, local municipal codes and organizational rules, regulations, directives and standard operating procedures.
Ability to conduct routine tests, prepare media and reagents, compute correct amounts and measure ingredients, maintain accurate records, communicate effectively, and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications and email
Ability to perform precise measurements and mathematical computations through algebra.
Active driver's license or State ID card.
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Must pass all required background checks.
Must be and remain compliant with all legal & company regulations for working in the industry.
Must be approved by state badging agency to work in the cannabis industry
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
Physical demands – May be required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds (200 pounds with assistance).