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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1 performs routine and standardized chemical, microbiological, physical, or other laboratory tests following well-defined written instructions and procedures. The Laboratory Technician 1 usually performs one or two tests, seldom requiring alterations or deviation in testing procedures. Tests are usually performed on a production basis with well-defined procedures for detecting errors. The Laboratory Technician 1 prepares media, reagents, solutions, and stains preliminary to testing of specimens and samples.
This is the first level of a two-level series. It is distinguished from the higher level by well-defined written instructions and procedures for detecting errors. Laboratory Technician 1's are not expected to interpret results of analyses nor to run correlations with other tests before reporting results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have daily in-person or telephone contact with professional personnel from other laboratories to provide test results, to give or obtain information regarding specimen or sample to be tested, or to discuss status of tests being run. Employees in this class have regular in-person contact with students to answer questions or to demonstrate laboratory procedures. Employees in this class also have regular in-person or telephone contact with chemistry storekeepers to order supplies, and with people or agencies submitting samples to the laboratory or exchanging information.
Employees in this class work under close supervision of a laboratory supervisor, physician, dentist, scientist, academician, or other administrative superior. Work is reviewed in process by a leadworker or supervisor to verify quality and accuracy of critical phases of the work, with a final review upon conclusion. Records are reviewed routinely for quality control. Guidelines used in performance of duties include standardized testing procedures, accepted aseptic and sterilization procedures, established laboratory procedures, and applicable State and Federal regulations.
Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, human or natural resource agencies, correctional, mental health, or higher education institutions, hospitals, etc.). They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location.
NOTE: An Associate's degree in Laboratory Science may substitute for the required experience.