Laboratory Analyst I Suburban Testing Labs Reading

Title Laboratory Analyst I
Date 03 November 2020
Company Suburban Testing Labs
City Reading

Short Description :

Or related area Assess Quality Control and determine if results are valid for reporting Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of the following ,…

Full Description :


2nd SHIFT: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Mon - Fri


Build your career with an award-winning Environmental Science company!

At Suburban Testing Labs - STL our main purpose is to protect public health and preserve the environment. We’ve appeared repeatedly on the list of Best Places to Work in Greater Reading, PA issued by the local Chamber of Commerce. Our strong values and dedication to employees provides a unique environment to expand your career. We offer a growth opportunity for a bright candidate interested in making a difference.

Our Laboratory Analysts do important work that provides high quality, defensible data for our clients. In this role you’ll generate analytical data supporting environmental compliance and decision making. Analyses are performed based on approved analytical methods using a variety of analytical techniques, equipment and instrumentation.

Analysts are challenged to continuously improve to progress their skills and career path. You’ll receive extensive training and coaching along with developmental opportunities. Our competitive compensation and benefits program includes paid time off for volunteer activities in keeping with STL’s commitment to giving back. STL promotes diversity and provides a welcoming environment where different ideas and perspectives are encouraged.


What Will You Be Doing?

  • Demonstrate commitment to STL’s Mission Statement, Core Values and Operating Principles
  • Actively work with team members and management to achieve STL’s goals
  • Query LIMS to create batches of samples for assigned analyses
  • Complete routine preparation and analysis in accordance with SOPs
  • Complete all required documentation accurately and timely
  • Assess Quality Control and determine if results are valid for reporting
  • Enter data into LIMS in a timely manner and deliver data for peer review
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation to ensure optimal performance
  • Perform routine quality assurance checks on laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • Continuously improve processes to maximize quality, turnaround time and minimize costs
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • -Laboratory Systems, Equipment, Instrumentation and technology
  • -Basic regulatory programs and client specific needs relative to assigned analyses
  • -Basic laboratory accreditation and Quality Assurance

Core Competencies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially excel and word) and other windows software
  • Ability to work outside of scheduled hours as required to meet client needs.
  • Team player who demonstrates enthusiasm around exceeding goals and delivering high quality performance results.
  • Analytical with meticulous attention to detail.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to and including 20 lbs.
  • Frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling
  • Visual acuity to determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness to make laboratory observations
  • Employee is subject to hazards, including potential exposure to chemicals


  • Bachelor’s in Microbiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or related area; Associate’s Degree; or equivalent experience preferred.
  • 1 year laboratory experience preferred.
  • Coursework in Chemistry

Environmental Testing

Environmental Science

Microbiology, Inorganics, Metals, Semi-volatiles, Volatiles

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift

COVID-19 considerations:
We have detailed, written Covid procedures in place that our Company follows. STL provides Covid protective equipment.

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Reading, PA 19605 (Required)

Shift Availability:

  • Night Shift (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company's website:


Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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