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Lab Analytical Assistant

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Lab Analytical Assistant in Kansas City, MO.


  • Performs routine testing on all samples in the Analytical Services laboratory, providing analytical data for process control, quality control, process development, product development, and waste management.
  • The laboratory operates 24 x 7.
  • The shift and days off for the applicant have not been determined.
  • All applicants for this position should be open to working any of the three lab shifts and any days of the week including overnights and weekends.
  • Performs routine analytical testing on teams that work a variety of shifts that include working weekends and holidays.
  • Requests additional work to increase team productivity.
  • Prepares and analyzes numerous types of samples by a variety of physical and chemical analytical techniques using sophisticated analytical equipment.
  • The instrumentation includes pH meters, densitometers, dissolved oxygen meters, conductivity meters, calorimeters, viscometers, rheometers, spectrophotometers, auto-titrators, ion chromatographs (IC), inductively coupled plasma spectrometers (ICP), laser particle size analyzers, gas chromatographs (GC), High Pressure Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC), titrators, densitometers, auto-claves, pipettors, platers, incubators, and ovens.
  • Performs various microbiological tests including tests to determine spore counts and microbiological contamination.
  • Understands and operates STARLiMS Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Waters Empower laboratory data acquisition system, and other instrument-specific computer systems.
  • Searches various databases for test methods, specifications, and standards to locate information required to complete analyses.
  • Promptly and accurately records, calculates and reports analytical results.
  • Maintains appropriate records to meet internal requirements as well as, ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001.
  • Completes various daily instrument calibrations and inspections.
  • Observes good safety and housekeeping practices.
  • May serve as Safety Officer for the shift.
  • Maintains laboratory supplies, prepares solutions, cleans glassware, disposes of solid/liquid waste and other duties to help in the overall operations of the laboratory.
  • Trains others on waste management.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Reviews analytical data and various LIMS reports.
  • Communicates and discusses any issues with other team members and supervision.
  • Participates on continuous improvement sub-teams.

  • Knowledgeable of RCRA hazardous waste regulations, waste determinations, waste codes, and how to immediately communicate discovery of spills and leaks.
  • Also must know labeling, inspection, and recordkeeping requirements to accumulate waste in: satellite accumulation areas, less than 90-day containers, and less than 90-day tanks.
  • Initial RCRA hazardous waste training shall be completed within 6 months of starting job, and refresher training shall occur annually thereafter.
  • This experience should include doing chemical analyses.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • High attention to details and an ability to analyze outcomes against a standard.
  • Ability to diagnose the typical instrument problems with little or no assistance and provide assistance to others.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to optimize efficiency and productivity of the laboratory.


  • Understands basic HPLC and GC operation.
  • 4-6 Years of Experience

Job Number: 2110138663
Job Location: KS City, MO
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 09/08/2021
Attention: Mike Simmerman
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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