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Sample Control Technician I (Part-time) - Eurofins TestAmerica - Cedar Falls, IA

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Cedar Falls
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Logs and tracks the receipt and shipment of all samples into and out of the laboratory and verifies receipt of samples. Assists in preparing bottle kits for delivery to clients and ensures accurate and timely documentation of sample log in, labeling, and routing. Determines the priority level and appropriate testing procedures of samples according to Chain of Custody as well as labels and stores samples in accordance with documented procedures. Additionally, the Sample Control Technician I may be responsible for pick-up and delivery of samples as well as additional customer service, driving, or courier duties as necessary to support laboratory and client needs. Sample Control Technicians will also be responsible for proper disposal of samples and waste in accordance with all applicable procedures.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

--- Receives and unloads incoming samples or consignments in accordance with DOT regulations and verifies receipt against Chain of Custody (COC), matches it to the corresponding quote and notes discrepancies daily. Verifies that COC's are accurate, complete, and correct and seeks resolution for those that are not.

--- Logs samples into Lab Management System daily to assign a lot number for tracking purposes and distributes paperwork to Project Managers.

--- Labels samples so they may be identified by the lot number assigns and delivers samples to appropriate labs for analysis daily.

--- Prepares bottle kits daily to be shipped to clients to collect samples and return for analysis in accordance with established procedures including EPA and DOT requirements.

--- Forwards samples to other laboratories in accordance with DOT regulations as needed to run tests that are not performed at that location.

--- Disposes of spent samples, waste and other potentially hazardous materials in accordance with established procedures.

--- Monitors freezer and cooler temperatures daily to confirm that the readings are within SOP guidelines.

--- Cleans and organizes the department daily to promote a clean, safe work environment and smoother flow of daily operations.

--- Maintains and promotes safety and conducts all operations in a safe and environmentally compliant manner.

--- Stocks and supplies inventory daily and assists with inventory of supplies to maintain proper quantity of materials to perform tasks appropriately.

--- Performs splits and composites as needed upon request.

--- May perform courier duties as necessitated to support lab and client needs.

--- Will be compliant with all driver procedures, certification, and Company driver policies. --- Must be willing to be on-call during non-business hours in order to perform non-routine sampling and delivery.

--- Assists in maintenance of walk-in coolers to facilitate locating samples.

--- Ships empty coolers back to clients and other Eurofins TestAmerica Laboratories. Logs all outgoing coolers in order to maintain a detailed inventory of all coolers.

--- Maintains all company vehicles for sample pickups and deliveries as needed.

--- Conducts all client interaction in an appropriate and professional manner.


--- Other job duties as determined by local management.

Basic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ): To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability required.

Education/Experience (BMQ): BS or BA in Chemistry or related field, or working toward an equivalent degree is preferred.

Certificates and/or Licenses (BMQ) : Licensure/Certificate/Registration:
Department of Transportation (DOT) Certificate may be required for shipping hazardous chemicals within 90 days of date of hire.
Valid state issued driver's license to operate company vehicles
Ability to pass a Motor Vehicle background check as required for company driver certification.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card as well as TSA clearance may be required within 90 days of date of hire.
Additional client or location licenses or certifications may be required in order to support client and operational needs.
May drive for long periods, up to 8 hours per day.

Ability And/or Skills (BMQ)

--- Office practices and equipment

--- Computers, word processing software and database software

--- Laboratory and testing procedures

--- General mathematics

--- Basic composition, spelling, grammar, punctuation

--- Basic oral and written communication skills

--- Communicate orally and in writing

--- Organize work and pay attention to detail

--- Computers and basic office equipment

--- Computerized shipping systems

--- Personal protective equipment

Additional Information

Position is part-time, dayshift. Applicants within a commutable distance of Cedar Falls, IA are encouraged to apply.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Cedar Rapids , Sample Control Technician I (Part-time) - Eurofins TestAmerica - Cedar Falls, IA, Engineering , Cedar Falls, Iowa

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