Fluids Analysis Technician (Temp to Perm)

Job Posted: October 16th, 2021

Location: Mesa, Arizona, US

Requisition #: 20358 

Shift : 1 

Start Time :  8:00am 

End Time :  5:00pm 

Schedule Days : Monday - Friday 

Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Job Summary:


 An entry level lab position where the technician will be mentored and taught all aspects of the lab process to enable them to perform effectively and efficiently to meet client needs for fluid sample results and data.

Essential Functions:

  1. Ensure current procedures and process controls are followed on a daily basis.
  2. Receive, log, and prepare fluid samples.
  3. Ensure test tubes are racked in proper order corresponding to sample log.
  4. Test samples for contamination, soot, oxidation, nitration and sulfur products.
  5. Analyze large particles found in oil.
  6. Dilute samples.
  7. Perform constant temp viscosity tests.
  8. Learn and understand ISO standards as they relate to the lab and assist as needed with ISO certification.
  9. Maintain and ensure that all housekeeping and contamination control procedures implemented are followed.
  10. Actively participate and aid others in projects assigned.
  11. Work safely at all times.  Adhere to all applicable safety policies.  Comply with all company policies, procedures and standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Advise team leader on low material stock levels.
  2. Prepare and ship sampling materials and supplies to customers and/or vendors.
  3. Maintain customer data, files, and reports utilizing computer systems.
  4. Maintain a current training list and work with leader to accomplish training requirements, wants/needs.
  5. Work within and promote corporate values.

Additional Level Requirements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of instrumentation and data processing procedures and ability to keep equipment updated to the latest standards.
  2. Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others.
  3. Ability to learn, retain and implement information.
  4. Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies and use of all required safety equipment.
  5. Must have acceptable attendance to meet all company standards and requirements.

Education and Experience:

  1. Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  2. Prior fluids lab experience preferred.
  3. Prior experience in the equipment industry preferred but not required.
  4. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

Physical Demands:

The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, talk and hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, taste/smell and reach outward.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach above shoulders, climb, crawl, squat, kneel and bend.
  4. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and abliity to adjust focus.
  6. This position is designated as a "Safety-Sensitive Position".   A Safety-Sensitive Position includes tasks or duties that the employer in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others, which includes any of the following:  operating a motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or manufacturing process, the malfunction or disruption of which could result in injury or property damage; performing duties in the residential or commercial premises of a customer, supplier or vendor; working in any occupation subject to federal safety regulations.  If on an occasional basis, employees perform tasks or duties as listed above, then their role would be classified as Safety Sensitive.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to oils, coolants, fuels and other chemicals.
  2. The employee is frequently exposed to smells and fumes associated with processes.
  3. The employee is occasionally exposed to mechanical parts; high, precarious places and outside weather conditions.
  4. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.


Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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