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Laboratory Technician I

Laboratory Technician I

ACT Laboratories, LLC – Morton, IL

$16 – $18 an hour

Job Description

Job Title: Laboratory Technician I
Reports To: Laboratory Manager
Date: July 19, 2023

Job Summary:
Under technical supervision, prepare laboratory samples and reagents for qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare test solutions, compounds, and reagents needed to perform testing of organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties of samples
  • Conduct low complexity testing (e.g., weighing, moisture, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with people inside laboratory and people outside the laboratory including customers, regulatory staff, and corporate staff

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma required; Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related science preferred
  • Laboratory experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of elementary principles of microbiology and chemistry
  • Knowledge of basic clinical laboratory skills
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment
  • Ability to use computers and computer software programs and systems and standard office equipment such as phones, photocopiers, and fax machines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to convey and receive information effectively (face-to-face, telephone, and electronic)
  • Good analytical and judgment skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding test results
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently, prioritize, handle multiple tasks, manage time

Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations:

Safety Sensitive Position:
Equipment or vehicles used and activities performed by this position that could cause serious injury or death to the operator, other employees, and/or other individuals if not used properly or safely:

  • Working with testing equipment on hot surfaces
  • Handling chemicals including acids and solvents used in the testing process

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, walking/moving around and standing, talking and hearing and using hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Occasional periods of stooping/bending
  • Lifting up to 10 pounds regularly and up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Close vision and ability to focus on computer screens and documents; depth perception; color vision

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee works in a laboratory environment.

While performing work-related duties the employee occasionally works with hazardous, toxic, or caustic chemicals such as acids and solvents, works around fumes or airborne particles from laboratory chemicals used/fume hoods works with or near moving mechanical parts from laboratory equipment, and works with equipment that vibrates. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Stressful Conditions in the Work Environment Affecting This Position:

  • Challenging work demands including heavy workload/work quantity or quality demands, time demands, conflicting/multiple deadlines or tasks and interpreting data

Work Schedule:

  • 40-hour minimum workweek
  • Wednesday-Sunday or Thursday-Sunday, 11 AM-6:30 PM or 9 AM-6:30 PM
  • May require on-call duty and the ability to work outside of scheduled work hours including weekends and holidays when the need arises
  • Travel of 5-10% may be required

This job description is intended to describe the essential functions of and requirements for the successful performance of this position. It is not to be interpreted as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements of this position, nor is it intended to limit the authority of any manager to assign and direct the activities of employees under his or her direction.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10-hour shift
  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekends only

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Morton, IL 61550: Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Analytical chemistry: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Laboratory experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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