Posted 11 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 idea candidate will possess the following:

– Basic Math Skills

– Good attitude and willingness to work with others

– Good communication and organization skills

– Ability to follow written directions

– Ability to lift and empty 50lb bags

The job duties include:

– Performing sample preparation according to written procedures;

– Operating certain equipment according to written equipment operation procedures (ex. VCM, Dickens Mill, Romer Mill, Sheller, Divider , blixers, oil press, etc);

– Receiving incoming samples, documenting receipt, and recording and reporting any discrepancies;

– Assisting in sample management through final disposal, following waste disposal procedures;

– General housekeeping of the entire lab work area including trash disposal, sweeping, and mopping floors;

– Maintaining cleanliness and organization of equipment and sample prep area;

– Servicing and providing routine maintenance on laboratory equipment;

– Following safety guidelines and being familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets and Chemical Hygiene Plan;

– Performing 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.

The laboratory operates weekends, so candidates must be willing to work some 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 that all employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by CDC guidelines) for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 must be provided 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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