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Title

Lab Assistant 

Location Los Angeles  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range  
Shift -not applicable-  
Scheduled Days Schedule Varies 

Scheduled Hours Schedule Varies 

Description

JOB SUMMARY

Performs basic general laboratory tasks such as grinding or preparing samples for analysis, preparing solutions or media, cleaning laboratory equipment to include glassware, metal instruments, sinks, tables, and test panels. Routine maintenance and other general duties as required.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Mix water, detergents and/or acids in container to prepare cleaning solution according to specifications
  • Wash, rinse, dry, and sterilize glassware and instruments
  • Scrub walls, floors, shelves, tables, and sinks
  • Fill tubes and bottles with specified solutions and apply identification labels
  • Arrange specimens and samples on trays to be placed in incubators and refrigerators
  • Deliver supplies and laboratory specimens to designated work areas
  • Maintain inventory reports and logs
  • Prepare and maintain bacteriological media and chemical solutions, utilizing proper labeling, handling, storage, use, and disposal of solutions, including autoclaved and hazardous waste
  • Use a grinder or other equipment to homogenize, extract or otherwise prepare samples for analytical testing
  • Weigh samples and record values on logs
  • Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the Food Safety Net Services Team
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training

 

SUPERVISION

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • or one to three months related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and to handle other communications/computer components
  • Potential exposure to odors, fumes, airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and microbiological pathogens
  • Noise level varies from quiet to loud
  • Temperature varies from hot to cold
  • Interactive and fast-paced team oriented tasks
  • Overnight Travel is required at the discretion of management
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
 
About the Organization Our company offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in the food safety industry. We welcome individuals who are looking for a dynamic organization that prides itself in its unequivocal excellence in service to its customers and employees.


Our People: We are committed to creating long-term value for our people, supporting their success and satisfaction as our internal customers and team members.


Diversity: We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including (but not limited to) Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Benefits: Our company offers an attractive wage and benefit package. Our competitive salary, combined with our insurance and benefits, make us the "logical career choice".


• Progressive 401k Retirement Savings Plan


• Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance


• Group Medical


• Tuition Reimbursement


• Flexible Spending Accounts


• Dental


• Paid Holidays and Time Off


• Many positions which qualify for the company bonus program


 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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