Laboratory Technician – Level 1 Jobs in Indiana


Job title: Laboratory Technician – Level 1

Company: POLARIS Laboratories

Expected salary: $18 – 20 per hour

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Laboratory Technician – Level 1 Job Details:

This starting pay for this position is $18 to $20 per hour depending on expertise and skill sets. The scheduled hours are 7:45 AM through 4:15 PM. Some overtime is required.

As a Laboratory Technician, Level I, you will be focused on generating high quality data at a large capacity for POLARIS Laboratory customers using laboratory instruments while following work instructions demonstrating successful mastery of assigned tests.

What you will do and how much of your week you will generally do it:


  • Use resources to achieve outcomes: Manage your use of common software such as ECI, ADI, HRN, JIRA, and Teams. Manage use of LIMS effectively in the lab by navigating the menus and screens presented, print paperwork, and research sample history.


  • Meet production requirements: Achieve daily production goals, Troubleshoot and appropriately escalate instrument issues, Work according to assigned schedule within the framework of the attendance policy. Perform instrument maintenance using given resources.


  • Support the Quality system: Adhere to the Work Instructions. Achieve and maintain audits for assigned tests and documents. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of training document changes. Achieve high level of quality as measured through customer satisfaction (CARs/Customer Complaints).


  • Support the Safety program: Take appropriate actions to prevent safety related incidents and use personal protective equipment appropriately, Achieve and maintain certification for safety courses.


  • Contribute as a team member: Communicate business needs to leaders, supports team members in achieving team goals. Bring ideas

and recommendations to improve process and efficiency through the Lean initiative.

Other Things You May be Asked to do:

  • In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of Laboratory Operations, Research and Development, Sample Processing and Maintenance and Calibration departments to resolve issues
  • Work collaboratively with the Quality department on audits
  • Works collaboratively with cross-functional teams to support Kaizens

Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability You will Need:

  • Have mechanical ability and fine motor skills
  • Able to do multiple tasks within the same timeframe
  • Able to do repetitive tasks
  • Maintain well-organized workspace
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues (trouble-shooting)
  • Complete actions with high levels of attention to detail
  • Able to detect color and odor
  • Able to apply process steps to complete actions
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective time management

Other Duties

  • Adherence and support of the POLARIS Employee Handbook inclusive of the Standards of Conduct
  • Learn and support of the quality management system
  • Learn and support POLARIS Laboratories safety programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • The required qualifications desired in terms of education, course concentration, work experience, technical knowledge and desired advanced certifications
  • GED or High School Diploma required or 3 total years of service at POLARIS Laboratories in the Laboratory Assistant position

Internal candidates only: * Current on all mandatory POLARIS training (Core Document Training) at the end of the 90 day period

  • Internal candidates have gone 12 months with no written warnings
  • A satisfactory 90 day review is on file, successfully meeting the requirements of the Lab Apprentice position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants who have school work or training in Tribology, Chemicals, or similar science studies preferred.
  • Experience in a production or laboratory environment

Safety Requirements

  • OSHA laws require the use of the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when performing work duties that have the potential of risk to your health or safety. At POLARIS Laboratories, when going through the Laboratory it is required that you wear eye protection.
  • Team members will be trained in the proper use and care of assigned PPE. POLARIS Laboratories provides the required

PPE. It is your responsibility to report defective, damaged or lost PPE, or equipment that does not fit properly, to your Manager. * To ensure safety throughout the facility, all employees are required to maintain up to date HAZMAT, OSHA, RCRA, Methylene Chloride, and General Laboratory Safety training as defined within the POLARIS Quality System.


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