Aleut Management Services

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Laboratory Technician

at Aleut Management Services

Posted: 1/31/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1168
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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position will be located at an onsite laboratory at a major remediation site in Ohio.  This position is responsible for following routine protocols under close supervision of a senior technician or chemist, perform laboratory tests utilizing GCMS and/or ICPMS, requisite lab equipment and instruments, making minor adjustments as required. Typically works with environmental and/or radioactive materials. Responsible for laboratory maintenance and preparing solutions. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

Associates degree or equivalent in Chemistry or technical science specialty. Six (6) months of experience in a laboratory setting performing similar duties, or an equivalent combination in which one year of additional experience may be substituted for one year of college education. 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of two (2) years laboratory experience.
  • Must have a working knowledge in physical or biological sciences achieved through undergraduate studies and/or laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience using a GC/MS, ICP-MS, mercury analyzers, and/or Ion Chromatograph, as well as sample preparation and concentration.
  • Previous method development and validation of existing methods.
  • Knowledge and understanding of chemicals hazards and safety equipment used in laboratory.
  • Basic understanding of good laboratory practices. 

SKILLS & ABILITIES:   

  • Ability to explain laboratory procedures. Ability to use routine lab support equipment, such as programmable glassware washers, storage incubators and pH meters.
  • Ability to learn and understand routine lab techniques, procedures and protocols including pipetting, chemical disposal, and glassware cleaning.
  • Ability to accurately document and maintain records.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with laboratory and other personnel. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:     

  • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass OSHA HAZWOPER physical and use proper respiratory equipment.
  • Ability to pass random drug screens.
  • Must be available for standby assignments and work scheduled off-hours and emergency overtime as required.
  • Must occasionally be available for additional work hours.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Must be able to travel as required. 

CERTIFICATIONS:

None 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrated experience using GCMS and/or ICPMS.  Technical knowledge of physical science gained through college level class work or an internship.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Accurately perform laboratory tests by standardized methods for organic/inorganic chemistry.
  • Perform independent method development as warranted.
  • Perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include various assays.
  • Operate requisite laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Accurately record data.
  • Maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment.
  • Use universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from radioactive materials.
  • Comply with all safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and radiological agents and/or biological sources in the workplace.
  • Complete annual training, as appropriate.
  • Prepare solutions, reagents, and standards following specified laboratory procedures.
  • Uses appropriate techniques to avoid contaminating lab and client samples.
  • Prepare, clean and maintain laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments used in radiochemical testing.
  • Monitor inventory levels, order materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Demonstration of Capability for a minimum of 3 laboratory procedures.

 



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