Lab Tech Jr. (2nd Shift)


Gretna, Louisiana

6 days ago

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Job Title: Lab Tech Jr. (2nd Shift)
Duration: 6 months (Possibility of extension/conversion)
Location: Gretna, LA (70053)
Shift: 1 pm – 9 pm (Tues-Sat)
The position of Screening Technician is within our Toxicology Division located at Richmond, VA at Alere Toxicology Services}. In this role, you will be in the position for a Screening Technician as defined by SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) in the Richmond SAMHSA-certified laboratory of Alere. The individual filling this position will be responsible for operating the instruments used to perform the initial analysis on urine and oral fluid specimens for substances of abuse with the SAMHSA mandatory guidelines and those of other regulatory organizations.

· Operation and maintenance of the Screening Instrument and initial review of test results for donor specimens and QC samples
· Testing performed with refractometers and pH meters.
· Knowledge of screening and specimen validity test methods: EIA, CEDIA, ELISA, refractometers and pH meter
· Troubleshoot issues with screening instruments
· Adherence to all security procedures for ensuring confidentiality of donor information
· Adherence to all established guidelines outlined in Alere’s Employee Handbook

Basic Qualifications | Education:
· BS degree in science or equivalent related field

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced ability to understand analytical techniques and procedures
· Advanced ability to understand laboratory instrumentation
· Advanced ability to understand certification requirements for SAMHSA, CAP-FDT, and other relevant regulatory bodies.
· Advanced ability to understand the function of a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other laboratory computer systems

· Ability to lift and/or move 25 pounds
· Ability to have full body movement
· Must have vision and hearing corrected to meet minimum acceptable norms
· Math and reasoning ability to develop and communicate laboratory procedures and reports
· Ability to cope with stress due to production obligations
· Ability to read and comprehend the SOP, Federal (49 CFR Part 40), and CAP-FDT guidelines
· Ability to communicate with other employees and supervisors
· Ability to provide input and recommendations on operations
· May be potential exposure to toxic or hazardous materials 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $17.00/hr.