Posted 3 months ago

JLA International, Inc., a Leader in Food Safety, is looking for a Sample Prep Technician to work as part of a team preparing samples for laboratory analysis at its facility in Samson, AL.

An associate degree in biological sciences or related field, and/or some laboratory experience, is preferred. High School diploma or GED is required.

The candidate should possess the following:
– Basic Math Skills
– Good Attitude and willingness to work with others
– Good Communication and organization skills
– Able to follow written directions
– Able to Lift and Empty 50 Pound Bags

The job duties include: perform sample preparation according to written procedures; operate certain equipment according to written equipment operation procedures (ex. VCM, Dickens Mill, Romer Mill, Sheller, Divider , blixers, oil press, etc); receive incoming samples, document receipt and record and report any discrepancies; assist in sample management through final disposal following waste disposal procedures; general housekeeping of the entire lab work area including trash disposal, sweeping & mopping floors; maintain cleanliness and organization of equipment and sample prep area; service and provide routine maintenance on laboratory equipment; follow safety guidelines and be familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets and Chemical Hygiene Plan; perform sample pick up from customers identified on a defined route, and recording receipt of samples.

This is a full-time position in which the employee will be eligible for standard benefits after a brief waiting period.

Candidates must be willing to work weekends.

Due to exposure to various food allergens in the laboratory environment, applicants with moderate-to-severe food allergies are discouraged from applying.

JLA requires employees to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 prior to or at the time of hire.

To apply for this position please access the company’s job posting at:

After navigating to the URL listed above, you will be asked to complete optional self identification surveys and submit your cover letter, resume and references in a combined, single PDF.

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