Laboratory Technician - Contingent

Nestle Purina PetCare Company Dellwood, MO 2019-07-11
***THIS IS AN 18-MONTH CONTINGENT POSITION***

Position is located in St. Louis, MO. Local Candidates will be considered.

JOB SUMMARY: Perform assorted laboratory assays and other miscellaneous duties under general supervision

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Assist scientists with lab trials, testing, and sample preparation
2. Submit incoming chemical Safety Data Sheets for safety review
3. Ensure chemical and sample inventory is up-to-date and compile list of expired chemicals for disposal
4. Create batch labels and stock for all incoming chemicals and samples
5. Prepare samples and paperwork for submission to other labs (TAG/QA, NPAL, etc.)
6. Prepare samples for shipping to external laboratories
7. Maintain accurate records/log of analytical requests and data
8. Effectively communicate results, through written technical documentation and reports
9. Perform all necessary cleaning (i.e. washing glassware) duties
10. Conduct all activities in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and all required Company policies and procedures
11. Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment
12. Practice safety in the work area

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Actively participate in cross training as needed as well as learning new skills required due to technology advances
  • Additional duties as assigned

SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:
  • This position receives direction from the Supervisor

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):
  • Junior & Senior in college or recent graduate
  • Working to attain a degree in the Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Engineering, etc.)
  • Excellent working knowledge of laboratory equipment and GLP’s
  • Good teamwork, interpersonal, communication, organization, math and writing skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work at a minimum 24hrs/week

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
  • Training/classes in Chemistry/Microbiology

***THIS IS AN 18-MONTH CONTINGENT POSITION***

Position is located in St. Louis, MO. Local Candidates will be considered.
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