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Laboratory Technician II


This is work performing laboratory procedures.  Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Works under general supervision. Performs research activities and other tasks as necessary in a laboratory environment. Records observations and measurements and reports results. Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining cleanrooms and equipment. Assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, and ordering and stocking of materials and equipment. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Performs a variety of laboratory tests and analyses.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Isolates, identifies, and prepares specimens for examination.
  • Examines cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.
  • Conducts research or assists in the conduct of research, including the collection of data and samples, such as blood, water, soil, plants and animals.
  • Compiles and interprets results of tests and analyses.
  • Analyzes results of tests or experiments to ensure conformity to specifications.
  • Examines animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems.
  • Sets up, maintains, calibrates, cleans, and tests sterility of laboratory equipment.
  • Cleans, maintains, and prepares supplies and work areas.
  • Orders and inventories materials to maintain supplies.

Education and Experience

Associate’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of related experience or a high school diploma and four years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.


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