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The Data and Logistical Support Technician provides clerical and administrative laboratory support for the environmental organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and biology departments at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Laboratory. This position handles sensitive equipment, providing support in chemical rinses/treatment and preparation for short-term storage of upcoming sample analyses. Data and Logistical Support Technicians are responsible for reporting findings. Must have experience in data collection and interpretation, as well as storage and retrieval of samples in laboratory settings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Performs quality control tests in the lab as well as on-site when necessary.
Follows all policies and procedures to ensure product integrity and quality control.
Supports analyst in chemical or physical laboratory tests to assist in making qualitative or quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials.
Ensures that all safety guidelines are followed strictly at all times and maintains a clean and orderly environment.
Maintains various databases, such as hazardous waste data, chemical inventory data and laboratory information data.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Must be able to obtain government security clearance
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Good organization and time-management skills
Ability to practice and promote required safety standards
Working knowledge and ability to review, interpret and apply technical manuals, technical instructions and standard operating procedures in all aspects of quality assurance
Knowledge and ability to collect data, process forms and compose reports
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to interact effectively with a variety of personnel
Proficient skills using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office/clinic/lab setting. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The work requires light physical exertion. May be required to perform handling activities with lightweight or easily moved items (e.g. books, file folders, boxes of office supplies, small machine parts, lab samples etc.). May perform movement activities for brief periods. May operate light equipment. Must be able to perform repetitive motions for brief periods. May be confined to a work area. The work environment involves moderate hazards, risks or discomforts. Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and use hands along with fingers, to handle or feel. Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. May be required to lift, push or pull 50 pounds or more using cart or hand truck. Specific vision abilities required by this job include clarity of vision both near and far. Ability to speak and hear. Ability to identify and distinguish colors. Potential for exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals. Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens. May be required to wear safety and personal protective equipment.
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