Laboratory Technician

Job Summary

The Laboratory Technician procures samples from areas throughout the plant, prepares samples for physical testing and/or chemical analysis, conducts all physical testing and analysis, and operates any process control equipment systems used during performance of the regular quality control function.

Benefits

At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees.  Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from.  All regular full time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental and vision plans.  Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and retirement program.  The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.

Compensation

$22 - $28/ hr DOE

Responsibilities

  • Exhibits and maintains safe work and environmental compliance practices while performing tasks
  • Procures required samples from plant or quarry locations, transports the samples to the laboratory and prepares the samples for analytical or physical testing
  • Analyzes a wide range of materials, calculates required information and records findings of information using data processing systems
  • Prepares standard solutions for use in chemical analysis and conducts plant control tests
  • Sets-up and performs designated tests throughout the plant as necessary
  • Conducts sieve analysis and other designated procedures on raw or other process-related materials
  • Makes routine calculations necessary to perform duties including computations using standardized algebraic formulas
  • Manually records test results
  • Observes general Laboratory safety rules, uses appropriate procedures and safety equipment when handling chemicals
  • Advises management as to test results which effect operational parameters and necessary corrections to operations
  • Keeps equipment in laboratory clean and in orderly conditions; performs clean-up duties in all areas of the plant
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education

High school diploma/GED

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must pass a written laboratory exam
  • Proficiency with computers is required
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Must be proficient at reading, writing, math and operational logic
  • Ability to produce accurate and timely statistics
  • Ability to learn and comply with all plant, company, and MSHA safety rules and regulations
  • Physical requirements: sitting, standing, stooping and bending for long periods of time (up to 8 hrs.), climbing, lifting up to 70 lbs., and crawling under and into enclosed spaces
  • Walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground)
  • Physical ability to climb on equipment
  • Must work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet, dry and/or dusty conditions and near hot kiln process
  • Ability to work in surroundings that include heat, dust, vibration, heights and confined spaces
  • Exposure to cement, clay, limestone and various chemicals
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or cement facility preferred

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.

 

 

Location: 

Irwindale, CA, US, 91706

Job Req ID:  11987
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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