Lab Technician

Job#: 2011981

Job Description:

The main function of the lab technician role will be to perform a variety of routine laboratory operations to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of a variety of materials. The lab technician may work in one or more of the roles described below. All roles require logging of samples, working in the laboratory to gather results, and recording the results consistently and accurately in a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The ideal candidate would collaborate effectively with teammates to complete interdependent tasks in a timely manner and take part in troubleshooting challenges when needed.  

Job Responsibilities (Coupon Lab Technician)
Execute the processing of more than 50,0000 corrosion coupon samples annually. Standard laboratory tasks include:

  • Managing samples through their lifecycle: Sample receiving/login, acquiring photos, cleaning coupons (chemical & mechanical), determining corrosion types, measuring pit depth if present, data entry, sample data review, and authorizing reports
  • Preparing and stocking supplies for daily lab work
  • Routine laboratory cleaning

Job Responsibilities (Press Fabric Lab Technician)
Execute the processing of Press Fabric samples. Standard laboratory tasks include:

  • Filtration, milling, solvent extractions, and solubility studies
  • Working with acids/bases and some organic solvents
  • Operating an accelerated solvent extractor (ASE)
  • Maintaining equipment in operating condition and ordering supplies and service as needed

Job Responsibilities (Solids Characterization Lab Technician)
Executes the processing of solid deposits by performing a variety of gravimetric experiments. Standard laboratory tasks include:

  • Drying, grinding, and pressing of solid samples
  • Operating instruments such as a gas chromatograph (GC) and accelerated solvent extractor (ASE)
  • Working with organic solvents
  • Maintaining equipment in operating condition and ordering supplies and service as needed

Top Skills:

  • Attention to detail to ensure correct sample processing
  • Strict adherence to SOPs in order to maintain quality of results
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced laboratory environment

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work as part of a team and occasionally independently
  • Ability to learn from others and willingness to train others once techniques are mastered
  • Ability to work on your feet all day and multi-task
  • Understanding and practice of basic chemical and analytical techniques


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in applied science or related field
  • Experience working in a chemical laboratory, preferably an analytical laboratory


A chemical laboratory environment where concentrated acids and some organic solvents are handled


















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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Naperville, IL, US

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Date Posted:
January 23, 2024