Laboratory Assistant (Part-Time)

Sheridan, IN

Position Title: Laboratory Assistant (Part-Time)
Department/Group: R & I
Reports To: Analytical Services Manager
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Approx. # of People Supervised: 0

Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Lab Assistant will be responsible for processing samples, performing routine tests and assisting other laboratory staff. An ideal candidate will possess strong time management skills, have a high attention to detail and be able to effectively communicate with others in the lab. This is a part-time (20-24 hours/week) position with flexible hours within the operating hours of the Lab (Monday-Friday 8-5)

Primary Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Performs particle size testing on corn, complete feed and other feed ingredients
  • Washes glassware
  • Restocks supplies and prepares commonly used reagents
  • Grinds, weighs out, and extracts samples for analysis
  • Maintains and calibrates lab equipment
  • Maintains sample inventory, storage and disposal
  • Adheres to laboratory safety policies

Relationship Skills:

  • Communicates with confidence.
  • Possesses strong emotional intelligence traits.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach laterally and upwards.
  • Collaborates expertly with internal customers to create constructive, crossfunctional partnerships.
  • Seeks out and creates new and more effective ways to engage with the customer & team members to be most effective.
  • Leads teams to resolve complex customer problems.

Additional Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Typical Work Environment:

  • A portion of this work is conducted in a laboratory environment with exposure to chemicals and various types of laboratory equipment
  • A portion of this work is conducted in a temperature-regulated office
  • A portion of this work is conducted at a commercial feed mill and research farm

Minimum Job Qualification Requirements:


  • High School Diploma, General Educational Development Diploma (GED) or equivalent experience

Relevant Job Experience:

  • None required

Specialized Job/Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and safety
  • Knowledge of experimental procedures
  • Knowledge of how to use Microsoft Excel for data entry
  • Knowledge of how to communicate via Microsoft Outlook

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks consistently
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Champion of United Animal Health cultural values


  • None

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 25 or more pounds periodically
  • Ability to work around chemicals
  • Ability to stand during working hours

Safety Requirements:

  • Follow all company safety procedures and safety regulations