Lab Technical Specialist


Job Title: Laboratory Technical Specialist

Division: Analytical Services
Reports to: Laboratory Manager or Assistant Lab Manager
Salary: $63,000 - $78,000


An experienced laboratory professional with a strong background in analytical instrumentation and various analysis types at the assigned laboratory location. The Technical Specialist works across different laboratory departments to assist as needed to meet project timelines, evaluate more complex samples, troubleshoot analytical systems, and provide other technical support. The role may include one or more specialty areas that fall outside the typical parameters of a laboratory manager.

About Alliance Technical Group, LLC's Seattle Branch

Alliance Technical Group, LLC's Seattle Branch (AAS-SEA) is a full-service environmental laboratory located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. AAS-SEA provides analytical services for regional private and public organizations. Founded in 2007 as Fremont Analytical, Inc., AAS-SEA joined Alliance Technical Group in 2023 to continue providing high-quality laboratory services to a broad customer base.

Essential Functions
  • Support various departments during times of increased workload.
  • Train analysts and technicians in technical operations, supporting transitions and new hires.
  • Optimize, maintain, and troubleshoot instruments, procedures, documents, and technology.
  • Set up and implement new instruments, procedures, and technology.
  • Communicate effectively with management regarding the status of ongoing projects.
  • Review analytical data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Promote safe practices in others and ensure adherence to the established chemical hygiene plan.
  • Participate in technical conversations with analysts and management to validate approaches.
  • Perform other job-related duties and projects as assigned.

Supervisor Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibilities.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of environmental analysis experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of sample types, matrices, and target analyses.
  • Detailed knowledge of appropriate methodology and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional behavior and appearance.
  • Ability to be organized and pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, follow up on pending issues, meet deadlines, and work independently.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting or laboratory.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication.
  • Sitting for extended periods and frequent use of hands and fingers.
  • Normal hearing and vision for conversations, receiving information, and preparing or inspecting documents.
  • Good manual dexterity for maintaining laboratory and office equipment.
  • Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling, with occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent standing and walking.

Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits program that is an essential part of our total compensation package. Our Team Profit Sharing Program rewards excellence in all aspects of our company, ensuring that every team member shares in our success.

Key Benefits Include:
  • Quarterly Bonuses: Recognizing and rewarding your hard work.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: Comprehensive health coverage.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Manage healthcare and dependent care costs.
  • 401(K) Plan with Competitive Match: Secure your financial future.
  • Service Awards Recognition: Celebrating your milestones and achievements.
  • Continuing Education and Tuition Assistance: Invest in your growth.
  • Employer-Sponsored Disability Benefits: Support when you need it most.
  • Life Insurance: Peace of mind for you and your family.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Resources for personal and professional support.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) & Holidays: Balance work and life.
  • COBRA: Continued health coverage after employment ends.
  • Casual Dress, QSTI Certification Assistance, Per Diem & Paid Travel: Comfort and support for your career development.

EEO Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status, and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or state law.

Join Us Today!

Be a part of a team that values your contributions and helps you grow professionally. Advance your career with Alliance Technical Group, where your expertise will drive excellence and innovation in environmental solutions. Apply now to become a part of our dedicated team of professionals.