Airswift has been tasked by one of its major clients to find a Lab Technician to work a 1-year contract in Aurora, NC.
The Laboratory Technician position is responsible for preparing all samples for laboratory analysis using accurate methods for mixing, blending, drying, and grinding. The Lab Technician ensures Laboratory goals are achieved during a 12-hour shift.
- Duties include, but are not limited to, overseeing, and performing daily activities such as collecting samples from satellite laboratories and plants, maintaining inventories of retained samples
- Logging samples into the Laboratory Management System (LIMS)
- Performing analyses for the following workstations: Rock, Solids, Fertilizer, and Phos Acid.
- Monitors, supports, and enforces all of PotashCorp’s food safety processes and procedures. This includes FSMA compliance, FSSC22000, other certifications and customer specific standards as identified in supporting documentation.
- Performs minor maintenance on various instrumentation. This includes calibrating, troubleshooting, and changing out reagents.
- Monitors quality assurance in the lab and reanalyzes questionable assays.
- Performs statistical quality control charting (SQC).
- Follows safety and environmental procedures.
- Maintains accurate data files and reports of analytical results in order to ensure the quality of company products.
- Extended periods of time standing, walking, and sitting in one place to prep samples and/or perform laboratory analyses.
- Must have the manual dexterity required to perform manual titrations and other analytical work.
- Requires the ability to drive to sample locations around the plant site and walk to sample pickup points.
- Must be able to carry samples that weigh up to 25 pounds.
- While working in the Sample Prep Station, the Lab Technician works in a climate-controlled environment 75% of the time (9 hours per 12-hour shift). About 2 hours of this time is spent in the grinding area with frequent exposure to noise and fugitive dust. Approximately 15% of the time (2 hours per 12-hour shift) is spent traveling or walking through the satellite laboratories and plant site which may expose him/her to adverse weather, dust, fumes, chemicals, and potentially hazardous materials. Approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided and shall be worn for areas requiring such protection.
- Likewise, the majority of time is spent working in an indoor laboratory environment for the Rock, Solids, Fertilizer, and Phos Acid workstations. There is also periodic work outside in adverse weather conditions with frequent exposure to dust, dirt, fumes, chemicals, and possible exposure to potentially hazardous materials.