Sparks (775) 355-0202 | Elko (775) 777-9933 | Las Vegas (702) 475-8899
Sparks (775) 355-0202
Elko (775) 777-9933
Las Vegas (702) 475-8899
Western Environmental
Testing Laboratory
Laboratory Tech/Scientist Geochemistry
Laboratory Tech/Scientist Geochemistry

Job details

Salary: $16 – $18 an hour
Job Type: Full-time

Full Job Description

Job Title: Laboratory Technician or Laboratory Scientist

Reports to: Inorganic Laboratory Manager and Wet Chemistry Team Lead

Job Description:

This position is part of a flexible and dynamic team working together to meet challenging demands which are essential to our clients’ operations. Primary duties include performing sample preparation, sample extraction procedures, and analytical testing methods in our Geochemistry Department. Data logbooks must be maintained and entered into our LIMS. Overtime and weekend work may sometimes be required. Holiday work will be required on a planned, rotating basis. The ideal candidate will have great attention to detail and will be friendly, flexible, team-oriented, and able to multi-task. Final candidate must pass a pre-hire background check and drug screen.

Duties and Responsibilities (included but are not limited to)

  • Performing and maintaining extractions (TCLP, MWMP, HCT, SPLP, STLC, etc)
  • Performing analytical test methods for pH, RedOx, EC, and more
  • Maintaining and operating laboratory equipment such as LECO and autotitrators
  • Ensuring QC passes and data is properly recorded and entered into the computer LIMS
  • Training on other methods and assisting other team members as needed

Performance Measures:

  • Performs and completes assigned task by due date
  • Careful adherence to SOP
  • Passes internal quizzes
  • Acceptable recovery in quarterly blind QC (PE) samples
  • Keep a clean and orderly workspace
  • Follow Quality Assurance Plan
  • Follow Safety Program
  • Positive staff feedback


Previous work or education in chemistry, environmental science, microbiology, or a related field is preferred but we will happily train an enthusiastic and promising candidate. This is an entry to mid-level position.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: 8 hour shift
Work Location: One location
Work Remotely: No