Analytical Lab Technician

*****The PAY RATE for this position is $21 an hour****** 
*****This position is located in Hackettstown, NJ***** 

Purpose of Role: 

Performs analytical measurements and collaborates on design/development of analytical methods/experimental protocol as required for product development, manufacturing, regulatory or platform research. 

Principal Accountabilities: 

• Responsible for the use and application of a variety of analytical instrumentation to support food product and process development. Specific instrumentation to include HPLC, Autotitrator, and various manual titration techniques. 

• Demonstrated knowledge and lab skills necessary to critically read and perform documented analytical procedures. Implements appropriate method modifications as required. 

• Works with Analytical Scientist(s) in the development and validation of new analytical methods. 

• Conducts additional laboratory procedures (analytical / standard preparation / sample preparation / shelf life protocol) depending on project demands as directed by an Analytical Scientist / Sr. Analytical Technician. 

• Frequently resolves and or notes inconsistent or atypical results in an independent manner or with minimal supervisor assistance. 

• Evaluates ongoing project laboratory needs on a daily basis. Schedules time 
and general-use lab equipment to meet project timelines. 

• Maintains documentation of analytical results in a company issued notebook and/or a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) depending on project format. 

• Maintains laboratory equipment and necessary supplies (e.g. instrumentation, chemicals, solvents, gases, glassware). 

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge 

• An understanding of basic analytical chemistry. 
• Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management (LIMS) systems. 
• Excellent practical laboratory skills. Ability to troubleshoot and maintain complex analytical instrumentation. 
• Knowledge and skill in the use of the following: Computers, Spreadsheet software (MS Excel preferred), and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). 
• Good organizational skills to adapt to fluctuating workloads while maintaining appropriate attention to detail. 
• Demonstrated ability to follow established laboratory safety procedures, to maintain accurate records, and to clearly and accurately read and write and transcribe data and analytical chemistry literature. 
• Good communications skills – verbal and written communication. 
• Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently or as a member of a team. 

Key Experiences 

• Understanding of Good Laboratory Practices 
• Hands-on experience with running analytical instrumentation. 
• Knowledge in the use and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation 
• 0-3 years experience in a technical field within the analytical chemistry industry 

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