Reports to: Laboratory Manager
Location: Sidney, BC
Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the Lab Technician I is accountable, as part of a team, for providing organic clean glassware for Environmental Analytical Chemists, maintaining sufficient quantities of consumable supplies throughout the lab, removal of waste and recyclables within the lab, and providing assistance in support of analytical work, ensuring efficient productivity.
Roles & Duties & Responsibilities
- Maintain the flow of cleaned supplies to meet production requirements by submitting used glassware to wash-up from laboratories on a regular basis;
- Wash, bake and store glassware;
- Take a physical inventory of glassware;
- Ensure Eye Wash and Emergency Shower stations and spill kit supplies are kept in a clean and ready-to-use state.
- Stock approved solvents in the solvent shed;
- Fill all Solvent Squeeze bottles and solvent cupboards;
- Replace sticky mats (2 entrances to laboratory);
- Remove powders for muffle oven (trailer);
- Cut copper foil for lab use;
- Baking of some consumable lab supplies including, but not limited to, pipettes, c-tubes, u-vials, ECD vials, ampoules, GFA/GFF filters, anti-bumping granules and sodium sulphate;
- Remove recyclables throughout the lab;
- Remove waste solvents from the lab and maintaining disposal records;
- Solvent rinse glassware, specific to analysis, for analyst use;
- Prepare mixed reagents proactively and as required;
- Participate in spike witness program; and
- Maintain adequate solvent storage levels within the tech aisle, and lab if possible.
- The Lab Technician I reports to the Laboratory Manager.
- The Technician receives direction, including special project requirements, baking priorities, and glassware inventory maintenance, from the Group Leader. The Laboratory Coordinator, Laboratory Manager, and Operations Training Supervisor act as the primary performance development contacts.
- Follow correct methods and standard operating procedures to provide quality output, ensuring AXYS maintains its related accreditations;
- Maintain a clean lab environment, preserving the integrity of samples;
- Constantly practice prescribed safety methods to prevent injury and illness in the work place; and
- Adhere to the expectations outlined in AXYS’s Code of Ethics.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment to achieve common goals and objectives;
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
- Highly organized and energetic;
- Strong time management skills;
- Willingness to participate in flexible work schedules (including evenings and weekends);
- Knowledge or background in science, or experience in a lab setting is considered an asset; and
- High School completion or equivalent.
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Who we Are
AXYS provides analytical services for principally North American clients in the public (federal, state/provincial & municipal), industrial and private (consultancy, university & NGO) sectors. Our methodology is based on GC-HRMS, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS analysis of organic compounds in human, animal, water, soil, air, effluent, sludge and sediment matrices. AXYS is recognized internationally as a world leader in the analysis of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), multi-residue pesticides, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), dioxins/furans and PCBs. AXYS actively conducts Method Development for emerging contaminants under contract to government and industrial clients, focused on measurement of novel contaminants, complex matrices and low detection limits with high scientific defensibility (e.g. USEPA methods 1614, 1694, 1698, 1699). The reputation for excellence is a direct result of the dedication and experience of staff focused on solving complex analyte-matrix combinations for clients over three decades, with dedicated client service staff and world-class senior environmental chemists.