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Chemical Laboratory Technician

Published
Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Quest Diagnostic
O*Net Code
19-4031.00
Rapids Code
0050CB
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Jul 29, 2021
Updated
Jul 29, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

6 skill sets | 55 total skills
Perform general chemical laboratory (general chemistry) procedures and use instruments to ensure laboratory work products meet requirements in accordance with industry standards of practice through following company proprietary orders, policies and procedures, and regulations
Use Balance for quantitative work
Use Burettes and volumetric glassware for quantitative work
Perform Gravimetric analysis and Color analysis
Preparation of solutions
Perform Absorption spectroscopy and calibration curve
Perform Acid-base titration
Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of calorimetry and thermodynamics
Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and observation of chemical kinetics
Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and observation of equilibrium reactions
Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and observation of precipitation and solubility reactions
Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and observation of redox chemistry
Graphing of data and data analysis of chemical reactions
Observe chemical safety procedures and protocols
Perform organic chemical (organic chemistry) laboratory procedures and use instruments to ensure laboratory work products meet requirements
Prepare samples for analysis using separation
Prepare samples for analysis using recrystallization
Prepare samples for analysis using distillation
Prepare samples for analysis using extraction
Use basic techniques for single step and multistep organic synthesis
Prepare sample analysis by using TLC, GC, HPLC, LCMS, IR and H/C13-NMR
Search and record data from spectral database
Analysis of unknowns by spectroscopic methods.
Chemical Safety
Perform analytical chemical laboratory (analytical chemistry)procedures and tasks which meet laboratory work products meet requirements
Statistical data analysis
Analytical balance
Volumetric glassware
Burettes
Solution preparation
Gravimetric analysis
Volumetric analysis
Acid-base and redox titration
Atomic absorption (introduction)
Voltammetry (introduction)
Laboratory report
Chemical Safety
Perform and use standard industry instruments and procedures to perform a variety of tests on samples, solutions and compounds
Solution preparation
Analytical balance
Volumetric glassware
Theory
Practice and data analysis of: Gas and liquid chromatography (GC and HPLC)
Practice and data analysis of: Mass spectrometry (LCMS)
Practice and data analysis of: Absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy
Practice and data analysis of: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
Practice and data analysis of: Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS)
Practice and data analysis of: Experimental design
Practice and data analysis of: Laboratory reports
Practice and data analysis of: Chemical Safety
Perform biochemical (biochemistry) laboratory procedures which meet laboratory work product requirements
Perform protein purification and quantitation
Perform gel electrophoresis
Observe and record enzyme activity, kinetics and inhibition
Perform Immunostains, ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)
Observe Safe and Compliant Practices
Demonstrate knowledge of handling procedures and precautions for chemical, biological and radiological materials.
Demonstrate knowledge of facility safety plan and location of MSDS sheets.
Use of protective equipment, chemical showers, eyewash stations and fire extinguishers.
Demonstrate consistent and appropriate hand-washing techniques.
Dispose of specimens and laboratory waste in accordance with SOP, regulatory agencies and protocol requirements.

Technical Instruction

General Chemistry I and II - 290 req. hrs
In part I, introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry, in part II, introduction to thermochemistry, kinetics; general acid base, precipitation, redox equilibria, electrochemistry and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems.
Organic Chemistry I and II - 160 req. hrs
In part I, structure and bonding in organic compounds: nomenclature, reactions, properties, and aromatic compounds: stereochemistry; structure analysis by IR, NMR, UV, and MS; introduction to molecular orbital theory. In part II, structure and bonding in organic compounds: nomenclature, reactions, properties, and aromatic compounds: stereochemistry.
Experimental Organic Chemistry I and II - 160 req. hrs
Part I, laboratory course to be taken concurrently with Organic Chemistry I. Basic techniques for the separation, analysis and synthesis of organic compounds: recrystallization, distillation, extraction, GC, HPLC, TLC, GC/MS, IR, H/C13- NMR, chemical safety methods and regulations. Part II, basic techniques for organic synthesis, mechanistic studies, separation and analysis, and chemical safety: multistep syntheses, spectral database searching, phase-transfer catalysis, anhydrous procedures, analysis of unknowns by wet-chemical and spectral methods.
Analytical Chemistry - 180 req. hrs
Introduction to concepts of classical analytical chemistry including evaluation of data and apparatus, theory and application of volumetric and gravimetric methods and redox equilibrium, and introduction to electrical methods.
Instrumental Analysis - 220 req. hrs
Introduction to application of instrumental methods of analytical chemistry. Instrument techniques studied will include spectrophotometry, electroanalytical chemistry, chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry.
Biochemistry I - 85 req. hrs
Introduction to application of instrumental methods of analytical chemistry. Instrument techniques studied will include spectrophotometry, electroanalytical chemistry, chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry.
Experimental Biochemistry - 85 req. hrs
A lecture and laboratory course of experimental methods in biochemistry. Biochemical applications of spectroscopy, chromatographic methods, enzyme kinetics, DNA and protein purification and electrophoretic techniques.
Safe and Compliant Practices (Seminar) - 40 req. hrs
Review of industry recognized safe and compliance practices.
Ethical and Responsible Conduct in All Laboratory Related Activities (Online) - 20 req. hrs
Review of how individuals to conduct themselves ethically, honestly and with integrity in all laboratory related activities.
The Chemical Literature - 30 req. hrs
Introduction to web-based searching of the chemical and biochemical literature databases, including Scifinder Scholar, Science Citation Index, Science Direct, and ACS Search. Course requirements include a literature search paper and a brief seminar.

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