Environmental Staff Chemist I
Looking to join a great team and grow your career? Environmental Standards is seeking several Staff Chemists in our Valley Forge, PA headquarters. This is an early-career, non-laboratory role primarily supporting our environmental data validation practice, with significant opportunity to advance into chemistry quality assurance consulting. The ideal candidate will have an analytical chemistry or environmental analysis background (instrumentation experience a plus), and will be detail-oriented, with a strong desire to learn. Position Summary This position is considered "entry-level" for professional environmental chemistry work. Employee will be closely supervised on virtually all aspects of a chemistry assignment. Little to no overnight travel will be required of employees in this position. Employee will exercise limited independent judgment in day-to-day responsibilities. Essential Job Functions * Review environmental laboratory data in an organized and concise manner, consistent with and as prescribed by corporate and US EPA data validation standard operating procedures, quality assurance project plans, and published analytical methods; * Extensive report preparation is required, which will undergo rigorous scrutiny of project manager and/or senior chemistry staff; * Minimal client interaction; * Limited marketing responsibilities with no public speaking or authorship of professional papers; * Take direction and execute assignments; * Exercise considerable care in following directions; * Additional duties as may be assigned. Minimum Requirements * B.S. degree in Chemistry or an allied science from an accredited college or university; * 0-3 years of environmental laboratory experience in GC/MS, GC, ICP, HPLC; * Familiarity with the US EPA methods for the preparation and analysis of environmental samples; * Able to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language; * No prior experience is required. Desired Skills and Abilities The following qualifications are preferred: * Able to review environmental laboratory data for completeness; correctness; compliance against the published analytical methods; and usability utilizing corporate data validation standard operating procedures, US EPA data validation guidelines, and Quality Assurance Project Plans; * Possess a basic understanding of chemistry principles and their application to environmental data review; * Able to use a variety of office equipment, such as computers, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, and videoconferencing and telephone systems; * Computer literate - capable of performing tasks such as: create spreadsheets; compose correspondence; and create reports, and documents using desktop software; * Exhibit discretion and good judgment; * Possess keen analytical skills; * Detail oriented; * Ability to work independently. Relocation benefits will only be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Company Description: Environmental Standards, Inc. is a privately held environmental consulting firm headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Established in 1987, the firm provides consulting expertise in the areas of environmental chemistry quality assurance, environmental project quality assurance, consulting geosciences, environmental data management/information technologies, emergency response quality assurance oversight, and health & safety support. We have an established reputation for excellence in providing environmental consulting services. Since our inception in 1987, we have enjoyed long-term relationships with Fortune 500 companies and continue to provide high-quality environmental chemistry consulting services using emerging science and technologies. Our approach allows businesses to focus on their core operations by evaluating pre-existing environmental situations, responding to immediate environmental needs, and developing plans to prevent liabilities down the road, all while setting the standards for innovative environmental solutions. We are an 90-person firm located in an attractive office building and enjoy a relaxed working environment. Environmental Standards is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest in Environmental Standards. Environmental Standards does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Environmental Standards employees, or any other company location. Environmental Standards is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. This position offers the following competitive benefits: * Health, Vision and Dental Insurance for You and Your Dependents * Prescription Drug Plan * Employee Assistance Program * Employee Entertainment Discount Programs & Other Merchant Discounts * Short/Long-Term Disability Insurance * Group Life Insurance * Flexible Spending Account (FSA) * Health Spending Account (HSA) * Dependent Care Account * 401(k) Program with Company Match * Generous Paid Vacation, Sick/Occasional Time and Holidays * Tuition Reimbursement * Direct Deposit * Referral Bonuses * Professional Development (Training and Mentoring Program) * Casual Work Environment * Voluntary benefits including pet insurance No phone calls, please.