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State of Minnesota Medical Laboratory Technician 1 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Summary

Job Summary

This position is responsible for specimen accessioning and dangerous goods specimen shipment for the Infectious Disease Lab of the Public Health Laboratory. This position is responsible for cleaning and preparing glassware and other laboratory materials; and for decontaminating and disposing of laboratory waste.


Minimum Qualifications

An Associate’s Degree or higher in a biological, chemical or physical science or as a medical laboratory technician from an accredited institution.

Must have the ability to follow verbal instructions, and detailed written procedures, so the items and materials produced pass quality control.

Must have keyboarding skills and experience performing data entry.

Knowledge and understanding of safe laboratory practices sufficient to properly and safely handle hazardous chemicals and infections waste.

Knowledge of standard sterilization, decontamination and cleaning procedures for materials and equipment utilized by microbiology laboratories.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous work experience in a clinical laboratory.

Previous experience with incoming specimen handling, with the ability to recognize and resolve specimen problems.

Previous experience with the shipment of biological and infectious substances as dangerous goods.

Knowledge of bacteriological, viral and other infectious agents.

Previous experience with media, reagent and glassware preparation.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds. Job may also require significant standing or walking to perform job duties.

Additional Requirements

Must successfully pass a background and reference check.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Delva Lilic at delva.lilic@state.mn.us or 651-201-5777.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator athealth.hr.ada@state.mn.us.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technician 1

Location: St. Paul

Job ID: 41745

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Date Posted: 09/11/2020

Closing Date: 09/21/2020

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $18.16 - $25.24 hourly; $37,918 - $52,701 annually

Classified Status: Unclassified

End Date: /31/2022

Job Class: Medical Laboratory Technician 1

Working Title: Medical Laboratory Technician 1