Steep Hill Labs

Lab Technician - Columbia, MD

Job Posted
Jun 17, 2020
Employment Type
Time Commitment
Required Licenses
Company & Role Overview


This is a technical position responsible for the collection of samples, and the study/performance of tests on various chemical compounds and biological specimens. Daily work involves the use of various types of machinery, lab equipment and complex computer programs to perform tests, record data or findings and present information.


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Role Requirements


Weighing and preparing samples in various forms for chemical and microbial analysis

Providing outstanding customer service to clients during field visits

Acquiring and analyzing data used to perform and report analytical laboratory testing of cannabis products

Assisting with the validation of test methods and with Research and Development (R&D) related activities

Preparing all appropriate reports related to cannabinoid potency, terpene potency, residual solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, microbiologic organisms, water activity and mycotoxins

Performing advanced laboratory support functions such as calibration standard preparation, analytical equipment tuning and maintenance, and analysis of data used for laboratory quality control

Recognizing possible processing or instrument errors, providing backup for emergency/preventative equipment maintenance

Performing precise and reliable on-site sampling in accordance with State requirements and Steep Hill Laboratory procedures and protocols

Assisting with the upkeep and improvement of elements of the quality management system such as SOP’s and the training program

Communicating with team members in order to best support client activities

May also be called upon to perform the same or similar duties at other laboratory locations including facilities in Columbia, Maryland

Securing the transportation of customer samples in designated vehicles from sampling sites to delivery at the Steep Hill laboratory

Adhering to recorded transport routes and schedules to ensure the safe and timely transport of client samples

Implementing proper “chain of custody” documentation and adhering to state and corporate protocol for the transport of samples

May be responsible for other job-related duties as assigned

Performing clerical tasks, including but not limited to the completion and maintenance of laboratory and/or inventory spreadsheets, the management and organization of customer records, the management and tracking of laboratory related shipments, and other duties on an as needed basis

Timely logging of client samples received into both Steep Hill’s database and METRC or MJ Freeway

Cooperating with laboratory team members and facilitating the accurate dissemination of information across the organization

Ensuring accurate analytic results to instill customer confidence and retention

Supporting laboratory process, method, and operations improvement projects

Understanding customer needs and providing appropriate recommendations based on internal briefings and relevant industry knowledge

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform physically demanding work such as moving and lifting equipment, standing for long periods of time, etc.


Ability to fluently speak and read the English language along with understanding and following both written and verbal direction

Ability to function independently, have personal integrity, flexibility and the ability to work effectively with fellow employees

Analytical and numerical skills: ability to perform mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) in different units of measurement; ability to use concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios; demonstrated abilities in troubleshooting and problem-solving

Basic knowledge of modern office practices and use of Microsoft Office Suite for Word and Excel

Experience in driving tasks and meeting deadlines; accountable for the completion of assigned goals and objectives

Ability to build relationships to strengthen partnerships with a focus on customer service

Customer service or customer-facing experience and analytical laboratory experience preferred


Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related field from an accredited college