Randstad Lab Technician - Sample Preparation in Ames, Iowa

Lab Technician - Sample Preparation


Ames, IA

Date Posted:

Monday, October 3, 2016

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Randstad USA Administration

DescriptionRandstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding NV, a $22.5 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. We are looking to fill an immediate need for several Sample Preparation Technicians with our client, a leader in the field of Biotechnology. The focus of their research is to develop technology that will enable farmers to grow more crops by applying biotechnology, genomics, big data and molecular breeding. Please forward CV to Cynthia.Ottens@randstadusa.com.

Shift: Second - 3:15pm - 11:30pm Monday - Friday

Weigh and sub-sample soil samples for high throughput analytical process. Candidates must have basic computer skills, be reliable, accurate and able to handle repetitive tasks. The work is not complicated but must be exact. Needs someone very detail oriented. This is an entry level position.

Candidates will be on their feet all day completing an important part of the soil nutrient analysis process. They will be homogenizing and preparing the samples for further analytical testing. This is a step by step process that the candidate will be doing all day. Candidate must be able to perform repetitive tasks while not skipping steps, keeping quality at an absolute premium, and keeping up with the pace of the lab.

Working hours: 3:15pm - 11:30pm Monday - Friday


Will need some candidates with pipette skills.

In Sample Prep:(8 - 11 positions)

Homogenize soil sample

Weigh and sub-sample for moisture measurement.

Take moisture measurement.

Weigh and sub-sample for next process.

Repackage remaining soil.

In Wet Mill: (7 - 8 positions)

Create soil slurry

Pipette sub-samples into plates

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