Lab Technician in Gum Springs, AR at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 4/5/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/5/2021

Job Description

Summary:
Performs a variety of chemical, biological, and physical tests required for research, development or quality control.  Compiles data for reports. Responsible for performing routine tasks and analyses on samples in accordance with company and regulatory requirements. May perform specialized analysis under the direction of a Chemist to support applied quality assurance and control procedures. Maintains the laboratory as directed for compliance with company hygiene plans. Assists in special studies in the laboratory and possibly in the field.
 
Duties/ Responsibilities:
  1. Conduct all login procedures, both manual and electronic, of samples delivered to the laboratory, ensuring proper labeling and paperwork.
  2. Sub-sample a variety of materials, process and product samples and follow proper analytical methods required for compliance in accordance with established guidelines and training.
  3. Records and computes results from test data and maintains quality control records and charts as assigned. Performs quantitative and qualitative analyses to determine chemical and physical properties of experimental and developmental materials and may also conduct QA/QC sample analysis and calibrations.
  4. Ensure proper written and electronic documentation of all test results including QA/QC and audits sample documents prior to approval and completeness of summarizing data.  Notifies appropriate supervision or staff member of completed analysis.
  5. Prepare reagent/chemical solutions, standards and other laboratory solutions as directed by supervisor or lead technician per guidance and training.
  6. Assists in maintaining an inventory of chemical stores.  Collects and logs all Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) documents for chemical stores.
  7. Maintains and distributes as necessary, current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for applicable methods.  Informs Laboratory Supervisory immediately of any personnel, equipment, instrument and material problems and SOP or methodology deviations.  Responds to and documents any necessary corrective action.
  8. Perform periodic audits of analytical logs and data to ensure regulatory compliance for completeness and accuracy. 
  9. Sets up equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control.  Cleans and makes minor repairs on laboratory apparatus and equipment and ensures a high standard of housekeeping, quality control and safety.
  10. May also label lab waste containers and properly dispose of lab waste per established guidelines.

Job Requirements

Education/ Background:
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent, with coursework in qualitative and quantitative Chemistry or biology preferred.  
  • Zero to two years experience in a related position in a similar environment with ability to use laboratory apparatus and equipment to perform accurate, repeatable work and to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record if performing field work.
  • Employee Orientation, Departmental Operating Procedures, Safety, OSHA and Quality Training.
  • Learns to perform more complex tests and analysis.  Applicable technical training as required.
  • Stays abreast of new technology, water treatment and separation methods, procedures and regulations infield by reading business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental publications.
  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II First Responder Certification if required at site.  
  • Must meet minimum qualifications established by regulatory agencies if working in a NELAC or State Certified Lab.
  • Chemical Hygiene Training
  • May perform more advanced functions as part of training and development.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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