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Lab Assistants (All shifts) in Saint Paul, MN with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

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Job Number: 30078

Lab Assistants (All shifts)

Job Description:

Our partner, a national provider of diagnostic testing, has an immediate need for Laboratory Assistants at their Saint Paul facility. These positions will be responsible for preparing laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. We are currently hiring for positions on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift schedules and pay rates will be dependent on shift assignments. These positions will work on an open ended contract basis with potential for full time hire.


  • Unpacks specimens from branches or ports and routes specimens by type to various staging areas

  • Handles high volume of specimens daily (blood, urine, saliva etc)

  • Receives, accessions, aliquots, stores and disposes of specimens in the Forensic Processing area, while maintaining chain of custody

  • Receive specimens for testing; evaluate specimens and test orders; accession and aliquot specimens, organize work to maintain efficiency and acceptable turn-around-time; recognize unacceptable and unusual specimens and handle appropriately

  • Process client samples, quality control samples and proficiency samples

  • Maintain work area, equipment, cleans, and perform scheduled and as needed maintenance procedures

  • Complete all documents accurately and neatly

  • Monitor chain of custody, and custody and control forms for completeness and acceptability

  • Perform material handling duties by supplying workstations with packaged samples to process, racks and bins to hold processed samples, removal of empty racks and bins, and stocking of other supplies necessary for the accessioning of samples

  • Use independent judgment to decide how to process a wide variety of samples in accordance with applicable requirements, standards and regulations

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or Equivalent

Desired Background/Skills:

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing and/or a laboratory setting is preferred


  • Prior experience working in a fast paced work environment

  • High level ability to multi-task /and change direction at a moment?s notice

  • Able to work independently under general supervision

  • Ability to utilize various computer systems and accurately record information

  • Must be able to distinguish colors including shades of colors

  • Must be able to regularly lift, carry, and rotate/turn with up to thirty pounds

  • Able to work in a fast paced production environment to meet established turnaround times

  • Must be able to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

  • Able to effectively transfer knowledge from one situation to a new situation

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