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Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Laboratory Technician I in Des Moines, Iowa

Temporary Laboratory Technician I

Employee Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Reads, understands and follows management system requirements as relevant to responsibilities, including but not limited to requirements found in the Quality Manual, SOPs, Local Work Instructions and Methods which in turn ensures compliance with ISO/IEC 17025/AOAC ALACC requirements and relevant government regulatory.
  • Adhere to all health, safety, and environmental regulations relative to assigned analytical work; maintain and assist others in maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
  • Registration of incoming samples (as needed), maintaining a neat and accurate record system of work performed on a daily basis and as needed for quality control tests or regulatory purposes.
  • Enter the sample data into Eurofins eLIMS system in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Complete laboratory testing on all incoming samples in an accurate, efficient and timely manner; ensure sample turnaround time goals are met or exceeded.
  • Verify results and submit results to the appropriate personnel for transmission, in a timely manner.
  • Identify process difficulties and report these together with proposed solutions to supervisor.
  • Maintain a perpetual state of readiness and willingness to respond to the queries and needs of clients, staff, and co-workers.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with all company employees. Communicate orally and in writing to co-workers. This includes “intra” and “inter” departmental employees.
  • Promote the company image through the exercising of sound and ethical business practices as related to the public and our customers.
  • Continually strive to improve the quality of work we provide to our clients through existing and new technologies
  • Identify non-conformances and out-of-specifications
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned

The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • AS or BS degree in Microbiology, Food Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field
  • Experience in plating, plate reading, and sample preparation
  • Team spirit and positive attitude are essential to being successful in this role
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, biology or related science.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Willing to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

What we offer:

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation
Position is temporary, part-time, working Wednesday-Saturday from 11:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m, which may include holidays. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Des Moines, IA are encouraged to apply.
Eurofins Microbiology is the industry-leading laboratory partner in the complex scientific and regulatory environment or the food sector. From routine analytical testing to special projects, Eurofins Microbiology employees are focused on delivering high-quality, innovative solutions for our customers. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, come grow with Eurofins as we expand our geographic presence, analytical scope and depth of expertise.


We are looking forward to receiving your application including your expected salary and possible start date via our career website.


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

Organization: Eurofins Microbiology, Inc.

Location: IA, Des Moines

Job Code: 19883