MPL Laboratories/ EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seeking a Full Time Laboratory Support Assistant I for its location in Sparta, NJ. This position reports to the Assistant Group Leader of Laboratory Services.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assist with restocking supplies in the laboratory.
Label plates and broths in the sample prep process.
Assist in laboratory prep and clean up.
Assist with storage and disposal of samples.
Maintain, clean and keep an orderly work area and dispose of cardboard.
Prepare media using the media work instructions.
Assist with autoclave validations.
Sanitize controlled environment rooms.
Perform all phases of glassware washing to include loading and operating laboratory dishwashers and manually washing dishware.
Assist with all phases of media sterilization to include autoclave loading and operation (if over age 18).
Conduct end-of -day Spor Klenz RTU spraying of laboratory areas.
Report low inventory of supplies to the Group Leader of Lab Services.
Clean autoclaves, stove tops and bench tops and ensure cleanliness of all equipment and work areas.
Perform all phases of waste disposal to include removing garbage, samples, broth and plate disposal.
Remove expired laboratory stock and equipment according to established disposal procedures.
Perform all phases of quality assurance and quality control of record keeping including entering scientific, incubating and recording data and test results into log books on a daily basis.
File quality assurance and quality control information in accordance with established procedures.
Operate laboratory equipment including balances, dispensers and pH meters.
Monitor functioning of laboratory equipment, and notify the Director Field Services/Building Operations of needed repairs, maintenance, calibration and validation.
Adhere to all approved safety standards to include wearing approved clothing and personal protective equipment.
Lift and carry boxes of water, petri dishes and general laboratory equipment throughout laboratory and at client locations.
Read and follow standard operating procedures.
Help other laboratory assistants as needed based on business needs.
Perform daily performance checks for equipment.
Perform pH Meter calibrations.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Associates Degree/certification in related scientific/medical program preferred.
Laboratory experience required, microbiology laboratory experience a plus.
Must have some lab experience, either commercial or academic.
Candidate must be able to distinguish colors in order to perform analysis.
Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Must have clerical experience, ideally within a lab/medical office environment.
Must have math aptitude for calculations.
Must have good data entry and computer skills.
Must be able to work independently and with a team.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., extra hours and/or weekend work may be required depending on business demands.
Sunday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. extra hours and/or weekend work may be required depending on business demands.
For consideration ALL applicants MUST apply through Careers Website:
As the nation’s leading environmental testing firm, EMSL’s network of nationwide laboratories has been providing quality analytical services since 1981. We offer a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, microbiology, lead paint, environmental chemistry, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and food testing. Additionally, we also provide materials testing, characterization, and forensic laboratory services for a wide range of commercial, industrial, regulatory, and law enforcement clients.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a stable and growing company that offers the opportunity to become a part of a close knit team where you can advance within and develop professionally. EMSL laboratories are throughout the U.S. and international with laboratory locations in Canada.
EMSL offers full time benefits: medical, dental, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holiday pay and a flexible spending account.
To find out more about MPL Laboratories visit our website at: http://marypaullabs.com .
EMSL Analytical, Inc. please visit our website at: www.emsl.com
EOE including Veterans and Disabled.