The test laboratory technician will support laboratory-based scientific investigations by carrying out routine technical experiments and tasks. You will collect, receive, label, and analyze samples or substances using the correct testing equipment. All experimental data you collect will be recorded and test results accurately in the specific format. All chemical substances, fluids, and compressed gases will be stored and organized according to safety instructions by you. You must ensure that safety guidelines are adhered to at all times within the laboratory. All needed laboratory supplies will be ordered by you. You will also keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments.
The educational requirement for the post of Test Laboratory Technician is a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field. You must have a valid laboratory technician license, and working experience is an added advantage. Plus, you should be comfortable with handling potentially dangerous substances. Test lab technicians earn an average of $45,129 a year.