Laboratory Scientist at Rentokil

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: POMPANO BEACH, Florida

Job Description:

Laboratory Scientist - In-House Laboratory

Benefits Start Day 1 for Full-Time Colleagues - No Waiting Period!

Are you independent, resourceful, and mechanically included? Do you love working outdoors? Want to build your career in an exciting industry and a growing world class organization? Come see why so many of our team members recommend us to their friends!

Who are we?

SOLitude Lake Management - a proud member of the Rentokil family of companies - provides aquatic management services to lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and wetlands. SOLitude offers a wide variety of services including fishery programs, algae and aquatic weed control, mechanical harvesting/hydro-raking, installation/maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, and water quality testing.


What do our Laboratory Scientists do?

The Laboratory Scientist oversees day to day functions of the lab by performing testing as required in the lab related programs, maintaining lab equipment, calibrations and necessary reagent and equipment inventories to increase
lab productivity.

Functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Keep lab clean and a safe working environment at all times, while following all safety procedures

  • Execute lab contracts for both lab work and report writing, including BioBase mapping

  • Assist with R&D lab/field projects as requested by supervisor

  • Keep field equipment clean, calibrated and fully functional

  • Work independently to troubleshoot errors and challenges in the lab with minimal assistance by management

  • Sample collection in the field as required by management instruction (< 10% of time)

  • Conduct monthly PPE maintenance, Truck Maintenance, Trailer/Boat maintenance

  • Prepare presentations for company meetings and be a technical resource for ops and sales teams

  • Travel to industry conferences, training events, and tradeshows may be required periodically

What do you need?

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, fisheries, aquatic ecology, chemistry, environmental science, laboratory sciences or other related field is required.

  • Master's degree is preferred

  • At least 2 years of research or work experience in freshwater ecosystems OR laboratory sciences for surface water/soils, drinking water, waste water, etc. (Lab experience is preferred)

  • Regular, predictable, and dependable attendance is required

  • Ability to perform routine lab methods with pipettes, probes, discrete analyzer, spectrophotometer, etc. while being on feet for up to 8 hours per day

  • Have or gain quickly field experience with sampling equipment to test surface water quality, sediments, algae, flora, and fauna.

  • Competency driving a truck with trailer, launching a boat, and driving a boat

  • Excellent written, oral, analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • At a minimum, moderate level proficiency in software applications such as Google Earth, Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets, Microsoft Word/Google Docs, and Microsoft powerpoint/Google Sheets, and Microsoft Outlook/ Google Gmail, with an emphasis on experience working in spreadsheets with a moderate level of coding/programming.

  • For safety reasons, maintain a good ability to swim and be able to pass an annual swim test

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry objects of 40 pounds or more across uneven terrain

  • Ability to perform lab functions while standing for up to four hour intervals with minimal breaks

  • Ability to frequently bend, crouch, push, pull, balance, and climb

  • Ability to walk along steep, uneven terrain and wade through water

  • Ability to perform job functions in > 90 °F weather in full sun with elevated levels of humidity for extended periods of time while wearing personal protective equipment as required by law and company safety program

  • Ability to work safely around wildlife and plants such as alligators, bees, snakes, poison ivy, etc.

  • Must pass pre-employment background screen

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and pass motor vehicle record search


Why Choose Rentokil?

A career with Rentokil is a professional trajectory filled with opportunity. We pride ourselves on being a world-class team that rewards high performance and we love to promote from within. We offer competitive pay on a bi-weekly pay schedule (weekly in NY & CT) and many of our roles offer performance incentives.

Below you'll find information about some of what Rentokil North America has to offer. All Full-Time Colleagues qualify for the following and Part-Time Colleagues qualify for most benefits when they meet certain criteria.

Click here to read more about our Total Rewards Program which includes:

  • Professional and Personal Growth

    • Multiple avenues to grow your career

    • Training and development programs available

    • Tuition Reimbursement benefits (for FT Colleagues)

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance with no waiting period

    • Full-time colleagues are eligible to begin enrollment immediately upon hire with benefits starting on day 1

  • Savings and Retirement

    • 401(k) retirement plan with highly-competitive company-matching contributions, holiday savings club, and more

  • Work-Life Balance

    • Vacation days & sick days

    • Company-paid holidays & floating holidays

    • A company mindset that prioritizes health, safety, and flexibility

We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference where our customers live and work. Is that you?

Want to hear Colleague feedback on what it's like to be on our team? Check out our parent company, Rentokil North America, on Glassdoor! Glassdoor - Rentokil North America

Rentokil North America is a Drug-Free Workplace

Rentokil North America is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to equality in every aspect of employment. As we expand, we are focused on building a foundation of diverse talent and equality in all areas of our workforce. All qualified applicants receive equal consideration, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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  • Spanish Version - Revised November 2009

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