Laboratory Technician


Indianapolis, Indiana

2 days ago

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Job Title: Laboratory Technician (Seeding Lab Technician)
Job Location: Indianapolis, IN 46077
Job Duration:  12 Months

We are looking for a Seeding Lab Technician. Discovery Operations Center is the team that manages the greenhouse facility in Indianapolis. Specifically, in the seeding lab, the team produces plant material for Biology Discovery research groups. If selected, you will have the opportunity to work independently and be a part of the larger team. In this role you will support all activities in the Seeding Lab including plant production, development of seeding techniques, propagation methodology and germination testing. You will be expected to follow protocols and procedures as well as safety standards.

Preferred Education and experience:
• Associates or bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture or other plant science related field. Related work experience will be highly valued.
• Degree not required. In lieu of degree, 1-2 years of lab experience is required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Process daily seeding requests per detailed instructions to ensure accuracy for testing every time.
• Delivery of finished orders to greenhouse.
• Complete assigned work and assist team as needed.
• Once trained, possess knowledge of all techniques required for the array of plantings, seeds, and soils to fill all seeding requests.
• Interact with automation including auto-seeders, transplanting system, automatic bench system.
• Possess general biology/plant knowledge.
• Quality Control data collection.
• Germination Testing.
• Greenhouse work; seed increases.
• Maintenance of seed inventory.
• Collaboration with team members, colleagues, customers, and researchers.

Required Qualifications:
• Highly motivated, fast learner, organized, detail-oriented, and devoted to project/team goals.
• Able to read/listen and follow detailed instructions.
• Strong multi-tasking abilities while maintaining focus on performing each task correctly.
• Have the ability to investigate, research and solve problems.
• Able to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues.
• Must have “commitment to safety” attitude for self, others, and the environment.
• Punctuality is required for the success of the team.
• Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite of applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
• Must have good manual dexterity.
• Able to work in hot environment (greenhouse) for periods of time.
• Able to work in environment with dust, dirt, seeds, planting media and various plant material.
• Job includes periods of repetition/repetitive motions. 

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: $20.62/hr.

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