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Laboratory Technician

Ascent Services Group
Johnston, Iowa (US)
$22-$27/ hr
Start date
Apr 23, 2024

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Volt is immediately hiring a Laboratory Technician



Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Johnston, IA

Duration:  12 months contract


Work shift 7:30AM - 4:00PM, M-F with rotational weekend work/holiday (approximately every 6th weekend, 7:30AM - 4:00PM) required.



As an Laboratory Technician you will:




Job Description:


We are looking for a responsible and highly motivated Research Assistant to join the Controlled Environments Team. Here, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – solving the world’s food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first. We have an exciting opportunity to join our team at our Johnston, Iowa four-acre, smoke-free research facility. This position will primarily assist with preparation and execution of routine duties such as seeding, pollinating, transplanting plants, watering, harvesting, tissue sampling, and data collection while maintaining a professional, clean, and safe work environment and meeting all compliance standards. We are looking for candidates who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have a stable work history.






•Daily greenhouse plant care, including seeding, pollinating, transplanting, watering, harvesting, and seed handling for corn, soybean, wheat, canola and other crops.


•Punch or cut and store small samples of plant tissue and delivery for laboratory analysis. Carefully maintain sample identity for thousands of samples at a time while maintaining proper storage conditions.


•Assisting with experiments, collecting data, and maintaining records.


•Perform routine greenhouse sanitation tasks like discarding regulated material and removing waste.




Job Qualifications:


• High school diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree in an agriculture, horticulture, plant physiology, molecular biology, entomology, plant pathology is preferred. Three or more years of related experience/equivalent amounts of relevant education and experience is preferred.


• Ability to pay close attention to detail and follow standard operating and safety/ergonomics protocols is essential.


• Excellent communication and organizational skills, a high degree of self-motivation, a positive attitude, and the ability to work well independently as well as a team member with minimal supervision.


• Basic computer skills preferred, including MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook), and ability to gain competency with internally-developed research software.


• Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time and lift up to 30 lbs. Must be able to tolerate hours of repetitive work in a warm, humid greenhouse with pollen present year-round.


• Must be able to walk the whole facility multiple times a day.


• Must be willing to work around common chemicals and comply with safety measures with said chemicals.


• At Client, we have a very strong safety culture and implement safety in everything that we do. You must follow all safety procedures.




APPLY NOW for immediate consideration!  Please hit APPLY to provide the required information, and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.




Thank you!


Deeksha Gupta


Team Lead - Recruitment


(+1)  213-788-7669








Pay Range*: $22 - $27 per hour




*Pay range offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors, including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. 


Qualified candidates should APPLY NOW for immediate consideration! Please hit APPLY to provide the required information, and we will be back in touch as soon as possible. 


Benefits: Volt offers benefits (based on eligibility) that include the following: health, dental, vision, term life, short term disability, AD&D, 401(k), Sick time, and other types of paid leaves (as required by law), Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 


Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits any kind of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Volt is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national origin, citizenship, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by the statutes, rules, and regulations in the locations where it operates. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us at  Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. 


Volt does not discriminate against applicants based on citizenship status, immigration status, or national origin, in accordance with 8 U.S.C. § 1324b. The company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner that complies with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.



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