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Sample and Cleaning Room Tech

Location : Minneapolis, MN
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Associates or Bachelors
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Our client is a Minnesota company who manufactures and markets many branded consumer products.  Their history dates to back the mid 1800’s.


Our client has an opening for a Sample Handling and Dish Room Tech in a high-volume, fast-paced commercial lab.  In this role you will:

  • Support the dish room- cleaning and sanitizing lab glassware according to procedure

  • Empty washers and place clean labware in designated baskets

  • Reload washers with soiled labware using the correct and appropriate racks and proper cycle

  • Deliver clean dishes to labs and bring back any soiled labware baskets

  • Prepare Samples - (preparation, aliquoting, labelling, and storage)

  • Follow preparation techniques for the processing of samples for lab testing, including the use of grinding mills and other comminution techniques (i.e. blenders, Magic Bullet grinders, liquid nitrogen)

  • Ensure accurate labeling of sample cups with assigned unique identifiers

  • Record sample preparation techniques and delivery details into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software

  • Maintain organization structure of samples by accurately delivering and disposing of samples as necessary

  • Execute submission requests through third party labs by logging samples and preparing them for shipment

Required Qualifications :

  • AS or BS degree in science-related field

  • Or Min of 2 years' experience in a lab setting or AS in science-related field

  • Ability to use multiple computer systems (LIMS, Microsoft Office)

  • Broad knowledge of food testing services

  • Skills to be successful – ability to multitask, be a problem solver, has a positive attitude, proactive, ability to be flexible and adaptable, attention to detail, ability to ask questions and learn new things

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Collaborative Team Player

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds

  • Ability to stand for 5-6 hours daily

  • Ability to complete various tasks while wearing required PPE (i.e. face shields, hearing protection, steel toed shoes, OSHA-approved safety glasses, laboratory coat, cryogenic gloves)


Keywords:  food processing, samples, laboratory, testing, food testing services, lab tech, technician, sample handling, food industry


"By applying to this position, you are confirming that you understand the requirements needed for this position, and further confirm that you possess the necessary skills and requirements, as outlined above".



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