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Courier/Lab Assistant

DFA of California
Kingsburg, California, United States

Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, the primary responsibilities of the Courier will be to assist in the Chemistry and Microbiology department including ensuring customer service, courtesy, and timeliness of pre-scheduled sample pick-up and drop-offs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Serve primarily in a production atmosphere as support.
  • Responsible for sanitation in all areas and to maintain a superior level of cleanliness.
  • Provides routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, and disposing of trash.
  • Performs all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner.
  • Communicates with all laboratory personnel to ensure quality and efficient service.
  • Maintains customer satisfaction and appropriate confidentiality.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 17025 Quality procedures related to sample documentation.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and acceptable working relationship with coworkers, offering assistance when applicable.
  • Assists with washing and maintaining lab ware.
  • Prepares and sets up samples for analysis.
  • Maintains laboratory condition (i.e.: equipment, supplies, quality assurance, and accurate records throughout all procedures).
  • Prepares and maintains bacteriological media (i.e.: BPW, LST, TSB, etc.).
  • Ability to drive long distances, 8 hours per day if needed.
  • Positive interaction with customers and basic understanding of the tests performed.
  • Ability to keep pre-schedule appointments.
  • Maintain records of sample pick-up.
  • Assist in other assigned duties as needed.

  • The applicant will possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • A current valid California driver’s license & auto insurance 
  • Must be acceptable to drive per the Motor Vehicle Background Check.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Sick Leave and Vacation - available after 90 days of service 
  • 8 Paid Holidays after 90 days of service 
  • Holiday Pay 
  • Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance (100% paid by the company) 
  • Employer Paid Accident Insurance 
  • Employer Paid Hospital Indemnity Insurance for employees enrolled in a medical plan 
  • 401k plan with up to 5% match 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Travel Assistance, Identity Theft Assistance 

 DFA of California complies with the CA Fair Employment and Housing Act and the ADA and will consider reasonable accommodation measures for eligible applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. 

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