Laboratory Technician - Sparks, NV

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Date: Apr 4, 2024

Location: Sparks, Nevada, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Sparks 

State: Nevada

Laboratory Technician - Sparks, NV


QUALIFICTION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the Lab Techs are responsible for inputting, weighing, and processing client’s incoming samples. Work conditions and physical requirements include: light to medium work (must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs for 25 feet) involving chemical hazards.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit for long periods of time; while having to weigh, reach with hands and arms, type, use hands finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls; talk, hear, and smell. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to work in hot conditions 90+ degrees.



- Comply with the OHS Act and Regulations, BV Group Policy and Procedures, High Grade Management System Policies and Procedures and ISO standards applicable to the Lab Tech Position.

-  Act in a safe and professional manner and wear appropriate attire including the required personal protective equipment (PPE).

- Able to use laboratory balances, moisture machines, drying ovens, loi ovens, annealing ovens, and other lab equipment

- Carry out analytical procedures in accordance with documented SOPs and other work instructions.

- Ensure proper functioning of Analytical operations by:

- Calibration of balances and other equipment as needed

- Able to use SORBY system and has basic computer skills including Microsoft program knowledge.

- Calibrating, operating and analyzing samples by various analytical techniques

- Stocking of the lab with supplies (lead, acid, paper, borax, silica, etc).

- Updating order list when supplies are low.

- Making and refilling reagents for use in lab includes but not limited to: 25% HNO3, 50%, HNO3, 10% HCL, DIWATER, sodium thiosulfate, copper chloride.

- Taking care of acid waste (dumping and pumping) 

- Weighing and digesting samples for various techniques such as but not limited to gravimetric, precipitations, aqua regia, salt fusions, and other methods.

- Knowing fundamental lab tasks including but not limited to: Sample weigh and prep, moisture, LOI, PH analysis, roasting, pre-igniting, metal rolling, tubing, Ytt spiking, Sample storage, sample returns, density calculations, basic dilutions, salt fusions, filtering, precipitations, disposal of acid waste, inventory, and XRF.

-Organization of samples. (Proper placement/storage of Client Samples.

- Being able to wash dishes properly with the right procedure to ensure clean glassware.

- Follow strict procedures

- Practicing good housekeeping. (Cleaning of stations before and after use, general lab cleaning, etc).

- Communicate general laboratory issues to the Laboratory Manager as appropriate.

- Report any deviation(s) from documented procedures to the Laboratory Manager.

- Report any unsafe condition(s) observed in the department to the Laboratory Manager.

- Report any nonconforming work, customer samples or test data to the Laboratory Manager.

- Perform other duties as assigned by management.

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