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Entry Level Environmental Laboratory Chemist

Company: TechLaw
Location: Edison
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

About the company: TechLaw recognizes that our company is successful because of its people. We share with our employees a vision of a company where people are valued and motivated by opportunities to learn, contribute and grow. Our environmental consultants help government and commercial clients assess performance, manage risk, implement sustainable remedies and resolve uncertainty. Professionalism, knowledge and experience are the hallmarks of our team. We have the experience to lead, the expertise to succeed, and the compassion to care.

Job Description: We are currently seeking an Entry Level Laboratory Chemist for an Environmental Lab in Edison, NJ. The position involves laboratory testing and support.The technician is to provide an internal customer satisfaction and construction program delivery by performing established chemical tests and analyses. The position will support organic, metals and sanitary (wet chemistry) lab. The Associate receives chains of custody and enters project information into the Promium Element Data System. He/she is responsible for accurate and timely input of all client information related to sample receipt, analysis, and specific client requirements. We will provide the ideal candidate with interest in environmental science on-the-job training and a collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and expanding knowledge and skills.

Salary Range: $36,500 to $42,000 DOE

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Prepare reagents and samples to be used in performing assays.
  • Demonstrate proper cleaning techniques for work area, instrumentation, and equipment.
  • Work independently on administrative and technical projects assigned by laboratory supervisors.
  • Assist with sample receipt, order entry sample collection, and other lab activities as directed by Laboratory Manager.
  • Support all lab operations and functions, including monitoring and requesting supplies and materials to maintain lab supply inventory.
  • Track inventory level of supplies and reagents to ensure no interruption of work flow.
  • Clerical skills (typing, phone, copiers).
  • Trend and monitor key performance metrics as assigned by supervisors.
  • Provide extended coverage for OSCAR functions: sample line up, log in, labeling and delivery to specific department, empty out coolers and discard ice from the coolers. Glassware washing. Daily temperature and balance monitoring. Sample dumping to waste container and transfer waste to the outside shed. Data entry for chemical inventory and other
  • Assist with warehouse work like decontamination of pumps and tube cutting.
  • Collect air samples from monitoring devices at various locations.
  • Operate other instrumentation as trained.
  • Assist the Data Validation team if needed.

    Required Qualifications: To be considered for this position you must have:

    • BS or BA degree in a Chemistry or Biological science, with someexperience in analytical chemistry and operating analytical equipment. Science background is preferred (i.e. Chemistry, Biology, etc.)
    • A minimum of 1 year experience in Wet analytical chemistry or a related field
    • Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving record
    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Demonstrate excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent computer skills and proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Ability to work effectively with multiple disciplines
    • A solid background in analysis and interpretation of data
    • Good written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, administrative skills, documentation skills and attention to detail are essential
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment; flexible and quickly adaptable to changing priorities.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Successful applicant will need to have good attention to detail and be able to document all sampling meticulously (training will be provided as to requirements)
      • Excellent cross-functional team leadership and participation skills
      • Knowledge of chemical families and compatibilities
      • Environmental training (e.g. 40 or 24 Hour HazMat certification), familiarity with air monitoring/environmental sample collection devices and maintenance,data recording, and processing skills are desirable
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
      • Strong multi-tasking skills: Must be able to perform operations simultaneously and must be able to switch from task to task upon demand
      • Skilled in the ability to successfully communicate with partners, peers, and managers.

        Physical Requirements:

        • Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and work in all weather conditions
        • Must have the flexibility and ability to travel 25% of the time
        • Must be able to work standing for long periods
        • Must be able to work inside a chemical laboratory and handling chemicals all day
        • Must be able to wear all PPE (personal protective equipment)
        • Ability to follow standard operating procedures and perform basic mathematical calculations is required.

          TechLaw is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.Job Posted by ApplicantPro

Keywords: TechLaw, New York , Entry Level Environmental Laboratory Chemist, Healthcare , Edison, New York

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