Laboratory Technician


Job description

Airswift is working with one of our major clients to find a Laboratory Technician to join their team in a 1-year assignment.


Chemical Technology Diploma, BSc in Chemistry or Environmental Science or equivalent


  • 0 to 10 years experience in a similar role/industry as a laboratory analyst.
  • Hands on experience with laboratory instrumentation and proven ability to troubleshoot equipment. i.e. Gas Chromatography (GC), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), Autotitrator, HACH test kits, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) testing, Ion Chromatography (IC), Discrete Analyzer, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Hydraulic Press, Extruder, Melt Flow Index, Instron Tensile Tester, Izod Impact Tester, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR), etc.


  • Ability to work independently and in a flexible team environment.
  • Solid organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills.
  • Diversified communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with a laboratory environment and ability to prioritize work in changing plant operations.
  • Familiarity with working with lab equipment, instrumentation and troubleshooting, and LIMS data entry.
  • Safety first mind set.

Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Perform accurate and on-time routine and non-routine analysis at the HPC Product Quality (PQ) Laboratory including final product certification.
  • Daily and effective communication with operational, environmental, engineering departments and off-spec notification as needed.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain laboratory instrumentation and equipment as per identified standard requirements (i.e. internal QA/QC, preventative maintenance, ISO 9001 and 17025).
  • Support continuous improvement to assure reliable operations of the laboratory.
  • Work closely with other laboratory team and plant operations to assist in product quality investigations.
  • Participate in internal and external audits.

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