Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc. Lab Technician in Morton Grove, Illinois

Environmental Monitoring & Technologies, Inc. (EMT), is a DoD ELAP accredited environmental laboratory and certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). EMT has provided our clients with quality testing services for over 31 years. We specialize in water, waste, and soil analytical testing of organic and inorganic compounds, as well as NEFAP certified field sampling services for a variety of regulatory programs. Our accreditation's to DoD ELAP and NELAP standards allow EMT to provide outstanding support nationwide Support

Under the direction of the Lab Supervisor the laboratory technician performs a wide variety of tasks, from sample prep to actual analysis, to support coworkers and meet the expectations of EMT’s clients. The lab technician will operate lab equipment according to EMT’s standard operating procedures and protocols in a culture of safe action, honest and ethical behavior in all laboratory activities. The lab technician will perform specific duties assigned by the supervisor to ensure that client service requests are met, and will act as the subject matter expert in equipment operation assignments in discussions with sales, project management and administrative staffs when the Supervisor is not available. The Laboratory Technician must display motivation to see projects, both routine and non-routine, through to completion, practice proactive customer service with all clients.

SPECIFIC DUTIES OF THE POSITION:

  • Keep track of and order needed supplies for your work in a timely fashion as to not incur RUSH delivery charges.

  • Prepare and properly label reagents and standards

  • Complete general laboratory paperwork in laboratory logbooks, maintenance books, standard books, etc.

  • Report results in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

  • Properly dispose of samples according to the SOP

  • Clean and maintain in good working order any laboratory instrumentation (pH meters, pipettes, etc.) assigned to you by your supervisor

  • Communicate to your supervisor the status of your workload as well as any data quality issues

  • Assisting your supervisor in determining sources of problems (Corrective Actions Reports) and implementing any corrective actions to resolve those issues

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds using correct and safe lifting techniques.

  • Must be able to work in refrigerated storage areas for short periods of time.

  • Must be able to wear all PPE required for the position

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS:

  • Working knowledge of laboratory methods for organic, inorganic and preparation methods, or equivalent

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel

  • Working knowledge of Element ™ LIMS or equivalent;

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;

  • Self-directed; goal and outcome orientation.