Pace Analytical

Laboratory Technician

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
# of Openings


Performs non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity under general supervisory direction. Will compile data and compute results on a variety of scientific procedures and techniques.


Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 8 AM - 5 PM


  • Analyzing or preparing samples in an efficient and organized manner, using approved Pace Analytical procedures.
  • Documenting reagent preparation, analytical response and observations, more complex calculations of results and quality assurance data.
  • Keeping logbooks up-to-date.
  • Disposing of samples and chemicals.
  • Waste handling duties to include: labeling containers, understanding storage time limits, performing proper satellite accumulation, ensuring adequate space between waste containers, ensuring all waste containers are closed and incompatible materials are stored separately, understanding secondary containment, and documenting weekly inspections, if applicable.
  • Keeping the laboratory clean and safe (must have knowledge of safety rules).
  • Assisting other lab personnel with analysis, data checking and approval.
  • Entering data into Pace lab data management system and monitoring computer printouts.
  • Attending company and divisional Quality Assurance meetings.
  • Responsible for performing tests (either sample preparation or analysis) based on published methods or Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Preparing and maintaining laboratory equipment.
  • Providing maintenance of stock reagents and lab supplies.
  • Working on special projects with supervision of chemist or manager.
  • Reviewing Pace analytical methodologies.
  • Promoting cooperation and teamwork among staff.
  • Following Pace policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS in non-technical field and/or four plus years equivalent laboratory experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to communicate effectively – written and verbal communications
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


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