Sample Prep Technician - Foundation Analytical Laboratory, Inc.

Foundation Analytical Laboratory, Inc.

723 Sleezer Road, Cherokee, Ia 51012 712-225-6989

Are you a hardworking, friendly, and detailed individual looking for a high energy, family friendly, fast-paced, unique organization and team to work with?  Do you have a “Can Do” attitude, follow procedures, and thrive in a constantly evolving environment?  Do you like to dig in to new projects?  Do you like to be part of a close-knit team? Do you have a servant’s heart?  If so, keep reading….


We are growing like crazy and are looking for a Sample Prep Technician to join our rapidly expanding laboratory.  The candidate selected will play a key role in serving our clients and teammates in the daily preparation of samples and support for chemical and microbiological analysis in a state-of-the-art ISO 17025 accredited analytical laboratory testing product for feed, fuel, food, and the environment.  With the appropriate education and work ethic, the right candidate has the potential and opportunity to become an analyst.


Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field. 
  • Likes to Get Stuff Done! Not confined by a “List”.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented with excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Appreciates repetition.
  • Requires a “can do” attitude and behavior – We are constantly adapting and evolving.
  • Is always learning, growing, and being stretched.
  • Works hard but also likes to have fun while getting things done.
  • Desires to be part of something larger than themselves.
  • Likes active work (bending, squatting, reaching).
  • Excels in a fast pace environment where time flies!
  • Looking for a career not just a JOB.
  • Works well in a team.
  • Able to lift to 40#, clean floors, and hold doors if that’s what it takes to get something done.
  • Not allergic to grains.
  • Can handle standing 95 % of the time

Application Instructions:

If interested and qualified, please email resume to Diane Young at

  • Performing quality, timely, accurate, and precise preparation of samples according to written SOPs as well as preparation of reagents necessary per Foundation Analytical’s Quality Manual.
  • Aid analysts with the weighing of samples, making solutions and chemicals, helping with resources, and prepping for analysis.
  • Work with Operations to ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated - reporting all deficiencies in the appropriate manner.
  • Show initiative and insight in seeking out and working collaboratively to problem solve.
  • Embrace and help facilitate change with a sense of urgency/understanding the vision.
  • Serving behind the scenes to help ensure success of the company in the support of the analytical team.
  • Maintain competencies in sample preparation.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly lab environment.
  • Maintain appropriate quality control procedures and ensure compliance with current safety regulations.

Location: Cherokee, IA

Open: Tuesday February 2nd

Close: Tuesday March 2nd 2021

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