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Laboratory Technician

Primary Location Tulare, California Job ID R107145 Apply

The Milk Quality Laboratory Technician is responsible for set up, calibration, and troubleshooting of equipment to ensure accurate testing. This role performs diagnostic tests on different samples and/or assists other laboratory team members in measuring and reporting the qualities of various substances, along with performing a range of microbiological and analytical laboratory support activities.


  • Assist with various task in the office and duties within the laboratory

  • Perform physical, bacteriological, chemical, or serological test on a variety of samples

  • Perform a variety of dairy procedures including standard and lab pasteurized plate counts, coliform counts, mastitis tests, RID assays, phosphatase, and inhibitory substances tests

  • Prepare specialized bacteriological culture media and reagents according to formulae

  • Follow standards and procedures to maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment

  • Log samples and related pertinent information

  • Maintain accurate detailed records

  • Operate and maintain standard laboratory equipment

  • Keep current with technical development

  • Work in accordance with Patterson Companies’ core values

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • As business needs require, pick-up milk samples and deliver them to the lab in a timely fashion and meet predetermined route expectations while handling all customer interactions with professionalism, skill, and expediency

  • Perform all work in accordance with Company Safety guidelines and procedures including all required safety and Compliance Training and regulatory licensing

  • This position may require occasional weekend, and on-call assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Basic laboratory skills and an understanding of essential tools and equipment

  • Proven data management skills with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize

  • Analytical skills and troubleshooting abilities

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to accurately complete testing in a timely and efficient manner

  • Observable verbal, written and interpersonal, communication skills.

  • Able to work as a collaborative and effective team member.

  • Must maintain a valid state driver’s license and clean driving record.

  • Ability to pass drug test and background study.

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of six (6) months experience as a Laboratory Technician or related experience

This position may require occasional weekend, and on-call assignments.

The potential compensation range for this role is below. The final offer amount would be based on various factors such as candidate location (geographical labor market), experience, and skills. $15.43 - $19.09


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