EIA Technician


LOCATION: These positions are located in Newport, KY, two blocks from Newport on the Levee

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 4:00PM


The EIA Technician is responsible for the use and maintenance of the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) instruments including calibrations, quality controls, patient specimens, data analysis, and documentation.


  • Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) with appropriate national certification; or Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Preference for candidates with familiarity with enzyme immunoassay, chemistry analyzers, or ELISA.
  • Preference for candidates with experience working with bodily fluids, such as urine and oral fluid.


  • Prepare and run daily Calibrations, Pre-QCs, and Post-QCs
  • Interpret data from Calibrations, Pre-QCs, and Post-QCs to ensure that appropriate values are produced. Recalibrate and rerun QCs as needed
  • Prepare urine and oral fluid specimens for processing using established standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Accurately aliquot specimens into labeled test tubes using single-channel, variable-volume pipettes
  • Analyze data from specimens to ensure complete testing and to identify specimens needing reruns
  • Flag specimens that do not meet specimen validity requirements
  • Enter data into the laboratory information system (LIS)
  • Properly centrifuge test tubes as needed for reruns
  • Learn the purpose and theory of each component of enzyme immunoassay testing
  • Perform required daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance following the established maintenance schedule
  • Recognize and help troubleshoot issues with the enzyme immunoassay instruments
  • Refill on-board reagents as needed
  • Receive and put away ordered supplies
  • Document new and opened reagents, calibrators, and quality controls
  • Document prepared solutions appropriately
  • Print and file daily printouts for Calibrations, Pre-QCs, and Post-QCs, making appropriate notations
  • Document daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance performed
  • Document EIA temperatures for refrigerated compartments and the incubation chamber
  • Dispose of specimens that have reached their retention date
  • Clean and put away laboratory glassware and other items as needed
  • Wipe down all work surfaces daily using an appropriate cleaner
  • Change temperature recording charts on refrigerator and freezer weekly
  • Document room temperature and humidity levels
  • Refill supplies in bins on work stations
  • Receive and put away incoming supplies; dispose of packaging
  • Clean storage bins and carts as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Regular and prompt attendance
  • Ability to perform work following established standard operating procedures and ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained
  • Proficient in ability to operate laboratory instrumentation and computers with scientific software applications
  • Ability to listen, learn, and promote accountability and responsibility related to all EIA processes
  • Must be able to achieve superior results when work is reviewed in terms of quality, timeliness, and adherence to established methods, standards, and policies
  • Must be able and willing to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications