Apex Systems Entry Level Technician(766822) in Decatur, Illinois

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Entry Level Technician

Job Summary:

Performs sample analysis, documentation and data entry in a high-volume process-control laboratory, while ensuring compliance with safety, environmental and quality programs

Essential Job Functions:

Analyzes production and finished product samples to determine product quality and safety

Documents analytical results and lab activities including but not limited to food safety, product quality, housekeeping and hazardous waste generation

Reviews in-process and finished product analytical data for completion, accuracy and quality/food safety implications

Communicates interdepartmentally, regarding lab activities, analytical data, product quality and food safety

Enters analytical data into Lab Information Management System

Assists with daily housekeeping duties

Performs basic instrument maintenance and repair

Reports product quality or food safety issues to QA

Understands their role in food safety and quality systems, actively participates in food safety efforts and ensures all activities conform to good manufacturing practices

Minimum Job Requirements:

High school diploma

Basic math skills

Basic computer skills


High school diploma; Bachelor's degree in science related field is preferred

Continuing education classes, certificate or degree in a science related field or at least one year of experience in a science related field

Special Skills

Good organization/planning and problem solving skills

Good written/verbal communication skills

Working Conditions:

Respiratory Hazards: Dust

Hot/Cold Temperature Extremes

Temperature and humidity controlled


Hazardous chemicals present



Physical Requirements:

Moves/transports fifty pounds

Ascends/descends stepladders

Moves to and from lab workstations

Positions self to reach items and instruments on lab benches

Diagnoses mechanical problems with lab instruments

Operates lab instruments

Installs and removes lab instruments

Inputs lab data

Organizes documentation

Communicates and exchanges information with employees of other departments

Ensures conformance with policy/programs

Judges functionality of lab instruments

Judges accuracy of lab data

Opens, prepares and analyzes samples

Lifts and carries samples, instruments, steel transfer vessels, boxes, supplies

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

We request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf