Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-398-7900

Job Location

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville, North Carolina 28801


$33,192 - $37,344



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Closes: Monday, March 4, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, April 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., evening hours occasionally required

Reports to

Laboratory Coordinator

Employment Type

Full Time Regular

Minimum Qualifications

1. Associate’s degree in Life Science, Chemistry, Regulatory, or Food Science related program;
2. Valid Driver License;
3. Two or more years of full-time or equivalent experience working in a laboratory or other manufacturing environment with advanced instrumentation;
4. Experience in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting laboratory equipment and performing general analytical techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in a life science, chemistry, regulatory, or food science related program;
2. Experience working in a regulated analytical laboratory or food, beverage, or dietary supplement manufacturing environment;
3. Proficiency in interpretation of technical documentation or instructional material;
4. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language.

Position Description

Job Description Summary

The Laboratory Technician is responsible for following established procedures for operating and maintaining laboratory instrumentation and analyzing a variety of sample types; adapting scientifically valid analytical methods for chemical and microbiological analysis; following established procedures for operating and maintaining natural products and food manufacturing equipment; adhering to the laboratory document control system; contributing to internal audits and summative reporting of laboratory services; supporting instructors in hands-on courses; and for delivering technical instruction and support to students and lab clients.


1. Maintains an orderly laboratory and test kitchen manufacturing environment, including cleaning glassware, organizing supplies, and stocking consumables.
2. Maintains laboratory documents, including inventories, equipment standard operating procedures (SOPs), analytical methods, logs, and other quality system program records.
3. Reviews, revises, and creates technical documentation when assigned.
4. Assists in the implementation of the laboratory safety plan.
5. Assists in development and evaluation of analytical methods and associated documentation for compliance with applicable regulations or industry standards.
6. Performs routine laboratory instrument maintenance, calibration, and evaluation according to SOPs and equipment manuals.
7. Performs instrument and procedure troubleshooting when necessary.
8. Operates laboratory equipment, including but not limited to pH meter, autoclave, centrifuge, spectrophotometer, rotary evaporator, spray dryer, HPLC, GC and other advanced instrumentation as requested.
9. Interprets and calculates results of laboratory testing.
10. Contributes to routine internal audits of laboratory services and the preparation of summative reports.
11. Assists in the instruction of students, clients, and staff regarding operation of laboratory instrumentation and interpretation of data.
12. Exhibits professional and courteous service at all times.
13. Contributes to the College Vision, Mission, Values, and Welcoming College statement.
14. Supports workforce diversity in all its aspects.
15. Performs other job-related tasks as assigned in support of BioNetwork goals and core values and in conjunction with the College’s goals and core values.

Job Post Contact

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HR Main Phone: 828-398-7114