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Selection Specialist

Selection Specialist

ACT Laboratories, LLC – Ballston Spa, NY

From $17.50 an hour

About us

ACT Laboratories, LLC (“ACT Lab”) operates a network of laboratories across the Midwest and Northeast providing state-regulated cannabis testing for our clients. Working with the largest medical marijuana retailers, ACT Lab prides itself on accurate reliable testing, exemplary responsive customer service, and professional knowledgeable technical services. ACT collaborates with state-provided cannabis programs to ensure standards are met or exceeded within our company. We encourage military veterans and retired law enforcement to consider joining the ACT team to bring your professional experience and respected training to our company.

Job Description

Job Title: Selection Specialist
Reports To: Lead Selection Specialist
Date: July 3, 2023

Job Summary:
Collect and transport samples from the client location to the laboratory location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect samples from client locations and transport to the laboratory in a safe and efficient manner while following state regulations in a company vehicle
  • Keep inventory of essential items needed to perform sampling procedures
  • Maintain sterility of samples and sampling kits
  • Inform leadership on emerging compliance and customer issues
  • Maintain logs relevant to sample collection and sterilization of equipment
  • Inform the Senior Driver/Laboratory Manager when vehicles need maintenance
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with people inside the lab and outside the lab including customers, regulatory staff, and corporate staff

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize the laboratory
  • Autoclave tongs
  • Perform waste disposal
  • Perform inventories of laboratory supplies
  • 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 or equivalent
  • 1 year of customer service experience preferred
  • Some laboratory experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws regarding the testing and transport of cannabis products preferred
  • Knowledge of the cannabis industry
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Ability to drive safely to and from client facilities (not applicable at the New York laboratory)
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of seed-to-sale tracking systems
  • Basic understanding of the tests the laboratory performs
  • Ability to keep a professional and courteous demeanor in day-to-day operations
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office
  • 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:
Valid Driver’s License required

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:

  • Driving a vehicle
  • Working around testing equipment
  • Performing waste disposal

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 driving a vehicle and using hands to handle, control a vehicle
  • Prolonged periods of walking/moving around and standing, talking and hearing, and using hands to handle objects
  • Occasional periods of stooping/kneeling, bending
  • Lifting up to 10 pounds regularly and up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Close vision and ability to focus on computer screens and documents; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception

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 and if applicable travels to client locations throughout the state.

While performing work-related duties, the employee occasionally works in elevated places and if applicable, around fumes or airborne particles and must be aware of outdoor weather conditions for the purpose of travel.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Stressful Conditions in the Work Environment Affecting This Position:

  • Challenging work demands include heavy workload/work quantity and quality demands, infrequent rest breaks, and long or unpredictable work hours
  • Challenging situations including dealing with difficult customers/employees/vendors

Work Schedule:
The position is full time requiring varying shifts Monday through Friday to cover business operations.
Workweek hours will vary between 40 and 60 hours both in the laboratory and if applicable, traveling to client locations during weekends and holidays.

This job description is intended to describe the essential functions 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: From $17.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision Insurance

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Laboratory: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: On the road

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