Lab Analytical Assistant (Mid)

Kansas City , Missouri, United States

Job Reference 1243195

Location Kansas City , Missouri, United States

Industry Process - Life Science

Function Health, Safety & Environmental

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 14, 2024

Our client, a major Life Science company, is looking for an Overnight Lab Assistant to work on a 1-year  contract in Kansas City, MO.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Performs routine testing on all samples in the Analytical Services laboratory, providing analytical data for process control, quality control, process development, product development, and waste management.
  • The laboratory operates 24 x 7. The shift and days off for the applicant have not been determined. All applicants for this position should be open to working any of the three lab shifts and any day of the week including overnights and weekends.
  • Performs routine analytical testing on teams that work a variety of shifts that include working weekends and holidays.
  • Requests additional work to increase team productivity.
  • Prepares and analyzes numerous types of samples by a variety of physical and chemical analytical techniques using sophisticated analytical equipment.
  • The instrumentation includes pH meters, densitometers, dissolved oxygen meters, conductivity meters, calorimeters, viscometers, rheometers, spectrophotometers, auto-titrators, ion chromatographs (IC), inductively coupled plasma spectrometers (ICP), laser particle size analyzers, gas chromatographs (GC), High Pressure Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC), titrators, densitometers, auto-claves, pipettors, platers, incubators, and ovens.
  • Performs various microbiological tests including tests to determine spore counts and microbiological contamination.
  • Understands and operates STARLiMS Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Waters Empower laboratory data acquisition system, and other instrument-specific computer systems.
  • Searches various databases for test methods, specifications, and standards to locate information required to complete analyses. Promptly and accurately records calculates, and reports analytical results.
  • Maintains appropriate records to meet internal requirements as well as, ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001. Completes various daily instrument calibrations and inspections.
  • Observe good safety and housekeeping practices.
  • May serve as Safety Officer for the shift.
  • Maintains laboratory supplies, prepares solutions, cleans glassware, disposes of solid/liquid waste, and other duties to help in the overall operations of the laboratory.
  • Trains others on waste management.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  •  Reviews analytical data and various LIMS reports.
  • Communicate and discuss any issues with other team members and supervisors.
  •  Participates in continuous improvement sub-teams. Knowledgeable of RCRA hazardous waste regulations, waste determinations, waste codes, and how to immediately communicate the discovery of spills and leaks.
  • Also must know labeling, inspection, and recordkeeping requirements to accumulate waste in: satellite accumulation areas, less than 90-day containers, and less than 90-day tanks.
  • Initial RCRA hazardous waste training shall be completed within 6 months of starting the job, and refresher training shall occur annually thereafter.
  • This experience should include doing chemical analyses.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and an ability to analyze outcomes against a standard.
  • Ability to diagnose typical instrument problems with little or no assistance and provide assistance to others.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to optimize the efficiency and productivity of the laboratory.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Understand basic HPLC and GC operations.
                         4-6 Years of Experience

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