Wet Chemistry Analyst
TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. - Amherst, NY

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TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. is recognized as the leading environmental testing firm in the United States. Operations include a nationwide network of 40 environmental testing laboratories and 27 service centers. TestAmerica provides innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services.

Description:

The Analyst I performs environmental analyses and/or preps of samples using standard analytical techniques in compliance with TestAmericas Quality Assurance programs and SOPs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for meeting TestAmericas H&S guidelines as appropriate to job function
  • Performs routine lab tasks that provide experience and familiarization with methods, practices, and programs. These include:
    • Preparation of samples using standard techniques
    • Performing chemical analysis using standard techniques
    • Calculating data
    • Recording and reporting data and any unusual test occurrences to the supervisor
    • Performing routine maintenance of instruments
    • Conforming to lab QA/QC practices
  • Responsible for general housekeeping in his/her work area
  • Ability to train and become competent on complex instrumentation including any but not limited to gas chromatography, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, atomic absorption, ICP, and instrument specific data systems.

Secondary Duties
  • Complexity:
    Works under close supervision using routine and standard methods
  • Impact:
    Accurate, timely and complete analysis must be provided on all samples to ensure quality data and to maintain positive client relations.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education:
BS or BA in Chemistry or related field. 8 years laboratory experience may substitute for degree.
  • Experience:
Laboratory experience helpful

Previous production-oriented work helpful (awareness and ability to meet deadlines)

Knowledge
  • Analytical and/or General Science
  • Scientific Method – Mathematics
  • Quality Assurance Plan
  • Laboratory equipment and Safe Laboratory practices for chemical and or Radiochemical procedures

TestAmerica offers a competitive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, and Vision care plans; 401(k) plan; and educational assistance.

TestAmerica is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our web-site, http://www.testamericainc.com, for additional information.

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