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Become A Sample Prep Technician

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Working As A Sample Prep Technician

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

  • Stressful

  • $49,720

    Average Salary

What Does A Sample Prep Technician Do At Bureau Vertias North America

* Prepare dried samples by crushing, pulverizing or sieving according to the Standard Operating Procedures without deviation unless authorized by the Manager
* Ensure fast and accurate processing of incoming samples in priority sequence
* Scan crushing/pulverizing QC checks and equipment used and boxes to the next station upon completion of pages, as required
* Perform and document quality checks during sample preparation according to SOP and halt production upon consultation with the Supervisor where non compliant
* Operate and clean equipment and notify Manager or Supervisor when equipment maintenance is necessary
* Provide feedback to Manager or Supervisor for possible improvements in his/her work area
* Other duties as assigned from time to time
* Must be available to work various shifts including weekends

What Does A Sample Prep Technician Do At Airgas Usa LLC

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Performs all job assignments in a safe manner according to Airgas SOPs.
* Inspects cylinders for defects using the Airgas pre-fill inspection per Airgas SOPs.
* Installs new cylinder valves in both low and high pressure cylinders according to Airgas SOPs.
* Operates vacuum pumps, drying ovens, acid-gas scrubbers, and high pressure gas manifolds to prepare cylinders for service.
* Evaluates out of service cylinders for required maintenance.
* Performs maintenance procedures as needed by Airgas SOPs.
* Processes liquid residual cylinders for flare or remediation by Airgas SOPs.
* Performs valve and cylinder inventories as requested by the area supervisor.
* Maintains all areas of the cylinder prep department in a neat and orderly manner, securing tools and valves when not in use.
* Maintains prepared cylinder inventory, allocates cylinders to customer orders, and prepares cylinders for final shipment as assigned.
* Assists with cylinder inventory as needed

What Does A Sample Prep Technician Do At ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd.

* Dedication to supporting goals, objectives, and philosophies of ALS.
* A commitment to cross training
* Responsible to have a good understanding of the chemical separation procedure and develop an expertise such that atypical conditions are recognized and the impact to data quality is appropriately assessed and documented.
* The chemist is responsible to learn and utilize computer software and systems required to process data.
* Responsible to accurately document results in controlled logbooks, bench sheets, etc.
* Responsible to put a prep package together and accurately review this information for compliance and completeness.
* Must develop an understanding of quality control and the requirements of quality control.
* Recognize and maintain safe working conditions.
* Handle hazardous material appropriately and safely.
* Use appropriate safety equipment.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Sample Prep Technician Do At Good Life RV

* Installation of accessories
* Performing final delivery inspections
* Use computerized and electronic devices for testing components
* Communicate with supervisors to ensure timely, efficient preparation of the recreational vehicles

What Does A Sample Prep Technician Do At Bureau Vertias North America

* Carry out Sample Preparation procedures in accordance with documented SOP’s or recognized standard reference methods.
* Report any deviation from documented procedures to the Sample Preparation Supervisor.
* Inform the Sample Preparation Supervisor of any nonconforming event related to client samples, or other departmental operations.
* Inform the Sample Preparation Supervisor of any unsafe conditions within the department.
* Act in a safe and professional manner and wear appropriate attire including the required personal protective equipment.
* Ensure proper functioning of Sample Prep operations by:
* Monitoring the performance of the equipment.
* Ensuring adequate inventory of supplies.
* Practicing good housekeeping.
* Communicate general laboratory issues to the Sample Preparation Supervisor as appropriate.
* Some lifting is required, up to 50lbs.
* Perform other duties as required by management

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How To Become A Sample Prep 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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Sample Prep Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Japanese

  • Portuguese

  • Hindi

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Top Skills for A Sample Prep Technician


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Top Sample Prep Technician Skills

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Laboratory Procedure
  3. Ensure Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated and maintained all histology area lab equipment in proper state of readiness, cleanliness.
  • Extracted and obtained samples of soon to be released products to ensure safety.
  • Fill sample orders and supporting documents Handle outgoing shipments of orders Keep a clean, safe, and organized environment Data Entry
  • Dedicated to preparing medications for oncology patients within physician/nurse directives.
  • Assisted in the collection of 12+ soil samples and properly prepared samples for shipments to offsite laboratory at UC Davis.

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