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Become An Analytical Technician

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Working As An Analytical Technician

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $44,660

    Average Salary

What Does An Analytical Technician Do At Kelly Services

* Plan and run experiments and conduct tests independently in support of relevant projects or workload in the laboratory.
* Generate high quality and reliable data and recording lab data.
* Compile, interpret, and document the results of tests in appropriate lab systems (LIMS, paper reporting, e-mail).
* Maintain equipment in proper working condition to ensure safe operations, safe disposal of lab waste, utilizing Good Laboratory Practices, and ensure EHS compliance in laboratory

What Does An Analytical Technician Do At Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.

13; Transfers, qualifies, and validates analytical methods and maintains analytical instrumentation with minimal supervision. Responsible for performing technical transfer experiments for projects and products in collaboration with others. Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.-- Investigates, creates, and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement under limited supervision. Exercises technical discretion in design, execution, and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project goals. Creates and updates SOP---s, Protocols, and reports. Contributes to project progress within scientific discipline through innovative research. Maintains laboratory notebooks, prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses. May provide guidance to junior personnel. Provides training and guidance to Quality Control during the transfer of methods. Acts as the technical SME for internal/external clients. Applies established principles, theories and concepts in area of responsibility, together with a working knowledge of related disciplines. Responsible for identifying patentable inventions and acting as investigator in conducting his or her own experiments.

What Does An Analytical Technician Do At Kbrwyle

* Overseeing the day-to-day execution of projects, facilitating resolution of issues, and reporting status at regular intervals to stakeholders
* Developing and maintaining effective methods of communication between project stakeholders
* Overseeing the technical aspects of the project throughout the systems development life cycle
* Briefing key leadership and coordinating with various stakeholders to gather data and information to inform project tasks
* Utilizing strong organizational and good communication skills

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How To Become An Analytical Technician

Chemical technicians need an associate’s degree or 2 years of postsecondary education for most jobs. Most chemical technicians also receive on-the-job training.


For most jobs, chemical technicians need an associate’s degree in applied science or chemical technology or 2 years of postsecondary education.

Many technical and community colleges offer programs in applied sciences or chemical technology. Students typically take classes in mathematics, physics, and biology, in addition to chemistry courses. Coursework in statistics and computer science is also useful, because technicians routinely do data analysis and modeling.

One of the most important aspects of any degree program is laboratory time. Laboratory coursework provides students with hands-on experience in conducting experiments and using various instruments and techniques properly. Many schools also offer internships and cooperative-education programs that help students gain employment experience while attending school.

Important Qualities

Ability to use technology. Chemical technicians must be able to set up and operate sophisticated equipment and instruments. They also may need to adjust the equipment to ensure that experiments and processes are running properly and safely.

Analytical skills. Chemical technicians must be able to conduct scientific experiments with accuracy and precision.

Communication skills. Chemical technicians must explain their work to scientists and engineers, and to workers who may not have a technical background. They often write reports to communicate their results.

Critical-thinking skills. Chemical technicians reach their conclusions through sound reasoning and judgment.

Interpersonal skills. Chemical technicians must be able to work well with others as part of a team because they often work with scientists, engineers, and other technicians.

Observation skills. Chemical technicians must carefully monitor chemical experiments and processes. They must keep complete records of their work, including conditions, procedures, and results.

Time-management skills. Chemical technicians often work on multiple tasks and projects at the same time and must be able to prioritize their assignments.


Most chemical technicians receive on-the-job training. Typically, experienced technicians teach new employees proper methods and procedures for conducting experiments and operating equipment. The length of training varies with the new employee’s level of experience and education and the industry the worker is employed in.


Technicians who have a bachelor’s degree may advance to positions as chemical engineers or chemists. For more information, see the profiles on chemical engineers and chemists and materials scientists.

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Analytical Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Marathi

  • Hindi

  • Gujarati

  • Carrier

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Armenian

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Real Analytical Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manager, Clinical Informatics & Analytics IT Health Integrated Tampa, FL Jul 15, 2016 $146,224
Analytic Technical Services (ATS) Scientist I Actavis, Inc. Elizabeth, NJ Nov 02, 2016 $114,462
Analytical Technical Services (ATS) Scientist I Actavis, Inc. Elizabeth, NJ Jul 27, 2016 $114,462
Specialty Gas Analytical Technician Alexander Chemical Corp. Kingsbury, IN Sep 15, 2016 $64,917
Senior Analytical Technician Polyone Corporation Maryland Heights, MO Nov 21, 2014 $40,914 -
Analytical Technician Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Manat, PR Sep 17, 2010 $40,192
Analytical Technician Global Pharmatek, LLC Durham, NC Mar 17, 2014 $37,000

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Top Skills for An Analytical Technician


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Top Analytical Technician Skills

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Procedures
  3. Method Development
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Follow good laboratory procedures, maintenance of lab equipment and disposal of solvent waste.
  • Reviewed and approved equipment calibration and preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Provide support and technical expertise GMP investigations (root cause analysis), analytical method development, transfer/validations projects.
  • Performed quantitative chemical analysis on in process samples using HPLC, UV-Spectrophotometer, pH-meter and other techniques.
  • Conducted Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) via GC/MS on environmental water samples.

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