Sample Receiving Technician in Huntersville, NC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/21/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  972607
Currently seeking entry level candidates for Sample Receiving Technician role in the Charlotte, NC area.  A background in Science is a plus.  Please contact Stephen Frazer at or 704.521.6100
Summary of Position 
Responsible for check-in of client samples and related activities with responsibility for sample management and sample custody, container and equipment preparation. Returns shipping containers and prepares samples for shipment. 

Reports to Client Services Supervisor/Client Services Manager 

Primary Responsibilities: 
a. Processing incoming samples- inspecting samples to ensure they are in good condition, signing appropriate chain-of-custody documents to receive samples, assigning laboratory numbers to all samples and logging information into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). 
b. Routing paperwork to appropriate personnel (e.g. Project Managers). 
c.Preparing samples for shipment to internal/external clients. 
d. Placing samples in appropriate storage areas to ensure proper sample preservation, maintaining temperature of storage areas, keeping storage areas organized to allow quick and easy access of samples, controlling access to samples to protect those stored under custody. 
e. Returning shipping containers to sampling teams. 
f. Assisting with sample disposal needs, when applicable. 
g. Promoting cooperation and teamwork among staff. 
h. Following policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
i. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualification Requirements: 
a. 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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
b. Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Post high school technical/academic training preferred. 
c. Language Skills: 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. 
d. Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 
e. Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. 

Physical Demands 
a.Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
b. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. 
c. Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hand and arm; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is typically required to stand, walk and sit. 

Work Environment: 
a. Work environment characteristics listed are representative of (but not all inclusive of) what an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions related to this job title. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job title based on this work environment. 
b. The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate. 
c. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. 
EEO Employer
Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178-6178.