The Sample Login Technician’s primary responsibility is to enter sample IDs and required tests from the chains of custody (COCs) into LIMS in a complete and accurate manner.
The Sample Login Technician will receive and document samples and chains of custody (COCs) to check integrity of all aspects of the sample receipt. Then will provide numbers to COCs according to a sequential job numbering system and designate sample ID numbers to each individual sample or sample set. From there they will assign and relocate samples to specific shelf locations in the appropriate cold storage (walk-in refrigerators) or ambient locations by analysis and department. Computer generated bottle records with volumes, workgroups, preservatives and locations are created, including bar code identifiers.
The COCs will be distributed to the appropriate management staff in the case of rush jobs or short holding time projects. REPORTING LINE
Directly reports to Sample Management Manager JOB FUNCTIONS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Receive sample coolers and containers and document the receipt
- Some sample containers of various sizes (250ml, 500ml, 1000ml, etc.) will be required to be opened and checked for adequate preservation. Note: Preservation check is for aqueous samples only. No solvents, liquids, or malodorous samples are tested in this fashion.
- Create bottle records, generate bottle labels, and label samples.
- Transfer samples to and from cold or ambient storage areas.
- Maintain all required documentation with accuracy and clarity.
- Remove historical samples from completed jobs and assign samples for disposal.
- Provide communications regarding sample information to laboratory departments.
- Communicate with clients regarding requests.
- Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
- May be required to answer telephone inquiries or requests for bottleware, volumes, and courier pickups.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Required: Preferred:
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
- Associates/Bachelors degree in a science field.
- Laboratory experience
Describe any licenses or certifications that are either required or helpful for performing the job. Designate when required. KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
TRAVEL EQUIPMENT PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:
- Language Skills: English
- Mathematical Skills:Intermediate
- Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate
- Computer Skills: Knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word and Adobe as well as navigating software.
- Stand - Constantly
- Move or traverse - Constantly
- Sit - Occasionally
- Use hands - Constantly
- Reach with hands and arms - Constantly
- Climb or balance - Frequently
- Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - Occasionally
- Talk/hear - Frequently
- Taste/Smell - Occasionally
- Lift/carry/push or pull - Constantly
- Lift/carry/push or pull 50lbs.
- Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches/50 centimeters or less)
- Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet/6 meters or more)
- Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
- Depth perception (three-dimension vision, ability to judge distance and three-dimensional relationships)
- Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
- Ability to see color
WORK CONDITIONS / EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Work Schedule: For Non-Exempt roles:
- No special auditory requirements
Environmental Conditions Requirements:
- Work schedule is outlined in the offer letter
- Wet or humid (non-weather) conditions - None
- Work near moving mechanical pats - None
- Work in high, precarious places - None
- Fumes or airborne particles - None
- Toxic or caustic chemicals - Frequently
- Outdoor weather conditions - None
- Extreme cold (non-weather) - Occasionally
- Extreme heat (non-weather) - None
- Risk of electrical shock - None
- Work with explosives - None
- Risk of radiation - None
- Vibration - None
- Bio-hazard - Frequently
Other Physical/Work Environmental Exposures:
- Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
- Samples may be odorous, requiring placement under a fume hood.