Job Description Job Lab Technician Location: Elk River, MN 55330 Duration: 6 month contract, may be extended to 1 year based on performance Hours: Monday-Friday with a Saturday rotation 6a -2:30p. This person will be working on the Forage team. Miscellaneous Position Notes: - Leather shoes are required for laboratory work. It is the contractors responsibility to have adequate footwear prior to work start date. - Contact lenses are not allowed in the laboratory. - Various ingredient samples that may contain potential allergens are handled routinely in this facility. Including but not limited to milk, peanuts, eggs, tree nuts, soy, gluten, fish, and shellfish. Position Overview Responsible for receiving and processing incoming lab samples for a variety of testing. Accurately evaluate and report results. Retain lab samples according to designated retention policy. Principle Accountabilities - Daily processing of lab samples. Receive, sort, label, and grind incoming samples. Execute needed testing on lab samples. Testing to include but not limited to NIR scanning, dry matter analysis, pH, and particle size analysis. - Daily retention management of laboratory samples. Tasks include but are not limited to storing, disposing, and relocating samples to maintain an accurate retention period for all samples. - Develops proficiency in multiple basic and physical analysis. Demonstrating the ability to troubleshoot and meet deadlines without direct supervision. - Utilize our laboratory LIMS database system to log incoming samples with sample information and required testing, general data entry and inventory management. - Ensures data quality by evaluating results according to specified standards. - Readily understands training for new techniques and applies these learnings to role. - Participate in lab housekeeping program and follow designated policy. - Perform daily equipment performance and maintenance checks. - Proactive focus on workplace safety and shows initiative to work safely and follow policy. - Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 and associated tools. Experience: At least two years of relevant experience Required Work effectively within a team, with strong communication skills Required The ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively Required The ability to work flexible hours including occasional Saturdays Required Company Description About BCforward: BCforward began as an IT business solution and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers’ needs inta full-service personnel solution’s organization. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCforward also seperates numerous delivery centers across North America and India. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm in Indiana. Our uninterrupted growth has allowed BCforward tdeliver uniquely configured IT staffing and project solutions for over the years of catering tour customers’ specific needs. BCforward currently maintains a team of over 5000 global resources. With our additional brand, Stafforward, together we have the capabilities to deliver services for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors which allows us to address your most challenging needs. Location/Region: Elk River, MN
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