Laboratory Tech I

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

Do you have previous experience with sample receiving and data entry? Would you like to grow your skills in this field while making a difference testing water lead levels from various schools and day care centers throughout the state? If so, then the Utah Public Health Laboratory (UPHL) has a place for you as an Laboratory Technician I.

In this position, you will help staff working in the Environmental Receiving section to facilitate sample receiving duties. You will also perform demographic data reviews. This sampling entails all schools and day care centers within Utah and you will be a vital part of the team effort in testing the water supplies from these facilities. In order to be successful in this position you need to have previous (how much?) data entry experience.

Principle duties
As a Laboratory Technician I you will:

Prepare sample bottles with necessary preservative and labels, ready for sample collection by customers.
Accession samples and deliver to lab sections for analysis.
Perform demographic data review.
Gain proficiency in the use of the laboratory information management system.
Coordinate shipments to and from sample receiving by US Mail, FedEx, couriers, etc.
The Ideal Candidate
Possesses a strong attention-to-detail.
Is self motivated and dependable.
Has strong organizational skills
Demonstrates a professional, polite, and service oriented attitude and demeanor.

Why You Should Join Our Team
The role that you fill will be a vital one as you will be a factor in testing drinking water safety for our schools and child care facilities. Along with the satisfaction of making a difference, you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as paid time off, giving you a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about UPHL, click here. If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint background check. You may review the department policy by clicking here. (Download PDF reader)

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc. There will also be risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Physical Requirements:
This job requires physical exertion. You may be required to stand for long periods of time or to walk over rough surfaces. In addition, you may be required to bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, or lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner or for long periods of time.

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