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Become A Senior Laboratory Specialist

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Working As A Senior Laboratory Specialist

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $60,520

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Laboratory Specialist Do At Ingersoll Rand

* Follow all safety rules, and maintain very safe and clean work environment.
* Prepare, instrument, install, troubleshoot, uninstall and package test units.
* Perform test per standard work instructions.
* Use hand tools, power tools and other tools specific to the HVAC industry as required.
* Interpret and use mechanical layouts and electrical schematics.
* Operate material handling devices, including overhead cranes/hoists.
* Operate fork lift as required.
* Manage number of short and long-term projects concurrently and determine priorities to complete assignments.
* Provide strong customer focus with a high degree of urgency and flexibility.
* Manage all work activities with limited supervision and independent judgment.
* Install or remove instrumentation and troubleshoot data acquisition system problems.
* Must be able to work alternate shifts and/or weekends if requested.
* Lead continuous improvement efforts.
* Employee will be regularly required to use hand tools and to do assembly work.
* Position requires ability to frequently lift 50 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds.
* Considerable time could be spent standing.
* The selected candidate must be able to work from lifts, scaffolds, ladders, or other devices.
* Vision requirements include using close vision and ability to adjust focus.
* Employee must wear approved safety glasses with side shields and shoes with steel covered toe protection

What Does A Senior Laboratory Specialist Do At United Blood Services

* Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations.
* Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.
* Assures quality customer service to all customers.
* May assist with coordination of workflow, training, and mentoring of support staff, as required.
* Maintains accurate records and documentation.
* Ensures donor, patient, and employee confidentiality.
* Performs preparation and prequalification of reagents and routine testing of biological samples.
* Performs record review.
* Performs and oversees preventive maintenance and quality assurance on equipment.
* Identifies malfunctions on more complex equipment.
* Performs trouble shooting and notifies appropriate personnel if additional service is needed.
* Performs equipment calibration, as necessary.
* Maintains inventory of supplies and reagents.
* Maintains the cleanliness of equipment and work areas.
* Ensures adherence to safety guidelines.
* Assists in reviewing results for proficiency survey sample testing.
* Investigates deviations in testing, quality control, and preventive maintenance.
* Makes recommendations for corrective action.
* Brings to attention of appropriate personnel.
* Assists in coordination and performance of evaluations of reagents, equipment, and new testing methods.
* Assists with performing required competency assessments and completing documentation.
* Participates on process improvement teams.
* Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
* Shift_
* Sunday
* Thursday 2:00 pm
* pm
* Initial Training: Monday
* Friday 7:00 apm
* pm (First 3
* months)
* Qualifications

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How To Become A Senior Laboratory Specialist

Medical laboratory technologists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Technicians usually need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Some states require technologists and technicians to be licensed.


An entry-level job for technologists usually requires a bachelor's degree in medical technology or life sciences.

A bachelor’s degree program in medical laboratory technology, also known as a medical laboratory scientist degree, includes courses in chemistry, biology, microbiology, math, and statistics. Coursework emphasizes laboratory skills, including safety procedures and lab management.

The courses may be offered through a university or hospital-based program that students attend during their senior year of college. College graduates who major in other sciences and meet a program’s prerequisites, such as having completed required courses in biology and chemistry or maintaining a certain GPA, also may apply to a medical laboratory science program.

Medical laboratory technicians often complete an associate’s degree program in clinical laboratory science. A limited number of 1-year certificate programs are available from hospitals, and admission requirements vary. The Armed Forces and vocational or technical schools also may offer certificate programs for medical laboratory technicians. Technician coursework addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of each of the major laboratory disciplines.

High school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical laboratory sciences should take classes in chemistry, biology, and math.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some states require laboratory personnel to be licensed. Requirements vary by state and specialty. For specific requirements, contact state departments of health, state boards of occupational licensing, or visit The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Certification of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is required for licensure in some states. Although certification is not required to enter the occupation in all cases, employers typically prefer to hire certified technologists and technicians.

Medical laboratory technologists and technicians can obtain a general certification as a medical laboratory technologist or technician, respectively, or a certification in a specialty, such as cytotechnology or medical biology. Most credentialing institutions require that technologists complete an accredited education program in order to qualify to sit for an exam. For more credentialing information, visit the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Important Qualities

Ability to use technology. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians must understand how to operate complex machinery.

Detail oriented. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians must follow exact instructions in order to perform tests or procedures correctly.

Dexterity. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians need to be skilled with their hands. They work closely with needles and precise laboratory instruments and must handle these tools effectively.

Physical stamina. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians may work on their feet for long periods while collecting samples. They may need to lift or turn disabled patients to collect samples for testing.


After additional education, work experience, or certification, technologists and technicians may specialize in one of many areas of laboratory science, such as immunology, histotechnology, or clinical chemistry. Some medical laboratory technicians advance to technologist positions after gaining experience and additional education.

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  • Filipino

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  • Tagalog

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • Cree

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Top Senior Laboratory Specialist Skills

  1. Lab Procedures
  2. Product Investigations
  3. Test Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Planned out and built test equipment for newly developed products.
  • Provide initial hardware setup, software loading, new installs, and technical refreshes, and provide user support.
  • Trained Process Technicians in the Oxide Etch Area.
  • Experienced as an ISO trained auditor.
  • Maintained / calibrated laboratory equipment.

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