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 Technician/Scientist
Laboratory Technician/Scientist

Full Job Description

Western Environmental Testing Laboratory (WETLAB) with locations in Sparks, Elko, and Las Vegas, Nevada is a full service, fun, and fast-paced client-oriented environmental testing laboratory. WETLAB sets itself apart from the usual environmental laboratory by providing superior customer service and we pride ourselves on developing lasting client relationships. WETLAB is currently accepting resumes for a Laboratory Technician/Scientist in the microbiology lab in our Sparks, NV laboratory. We ask that all potential candidates reply to this posting and include their resume.

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Reports to: Inorganic Laboratory Manager

Job Description:

This position is part of a flexible and dynamic team that works together to meet challenging demands that are essential to our clients’ operations. Primary duties include the analysis of water and soil samples with microbiological and bench/wet chemistry tests and the proper maintenance and operation of the laboratory equipment. Secondary duties include assisting other team members in inorganic procedures. Data logbooks must be maintained and data is also entered into our LIMS. Overtime and occasional weekend or holiday work may be required. 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 testing.

Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

Setting and reading samples for microbiology tests (BOD, various coliforms, SRB and IRB, etc.)

Analyzing samples for contaminants using various laboratory equipment (pH meter, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, etc.)

Ensuring QC passes and data is properly recorded and entered into the computer LIMS

Maintaining and operating laboratory equipment

Training on bench methods and assisting other team-members

Performance Measures:

Performs and completes assigned task by due date

Completes assigned duties as described by 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour


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


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location