Laboratory Technician

  • Laboratory Technician
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$22,992.00 – $30,504.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$958.00 – $1,271.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is technical laboratory work involving the performance of sample accessioning, preparation and routine biological, chemical, or physical tests of serum, tissue, urine, rock, soils, water, and other materials.

Job Duties

Performs routine biological, chemical, or physical tests on serum, tissue, urine, rock, soils, water, and other materials in accordance with established procedures under direct supervision.

Receives and accounts for laboratory samples to be prepared or tested.

Secures samples from the field; prepares samples for further examination.

Utilizes laboratory equipment to analyze, classify, and catalog materials.

Cleans and maintains the laboratory and laboratory equipment.

Modifies and repairs some laboratory equipment.

Maintains records and prepares reports, tabulations, or graphs of data.

Receives supervision from a designated administrative supervisor; work is reviewed for results, validity, and adequacy of procedures.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience in a private or public health laboratory; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of laboratory equipment and calculators.

Introductory knowledge of laboratory testing techniques and procedures.

Introductory knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, or general science.

Ability to operate and care for laboratory equipment.

Ability to follow instructions and make accurate observations.

Ability to prepare records and calculate laboratory test results using standard equations or formulas.

Ability to accurately perceive colors.

Ability to perform meticulous and thorough work.

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