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Environmental Chemist/Metals Scientist (Entry-level)

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Fife, Washington, US
Closing date
Nov 6, 2021

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Job Description

Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences, Inc. is searching for an Scientist I-Metals Chemist in Fife, WA.

This position is an entry to mid-level analytical position. The chemist performs sample preparation as well as the analysis of environmental sample for trace metals determinations. The chemist interprets and manages data using LIMS, Access and Excel, ensuring that data meets all established QA/QC criteria and is made available to the department Leads and manager within specified time frames.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

* Using established procedures, prepare, analyze and document sample analyses using CV-AFS, CV-GC-AFS, HG-AFS, HG-CT-GC-AAS, IC-HG-AFS, ICP-MS, UV-VIS, and other methodologies.
* Familiarity with established procedures, for the preparation/analysis and documentation of samples using EPA 1630, 1631, 1632, 1638, 200.8, 3051, 3052, 1311, 3020, and other methodologies.
* Perform and interpret required QA/QC procedures; recommend, perform and document corrective actions and possible impacts to data quality.
* Perform all functions in support of and in compliance with all state and federal employee regulations.
* Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner.
* Demonstrate proactive commitment and adherence to industry and company safety regulations and procedures
* Completes all training requirements and ensures they are fully documented and on file with Quality Assurance and Safety Officers.
* Manages the completion of regular training and DOC (Demonstration of Capabilities) for staff per our quality policies under the direction of department Group Leaders and QA department.
* Ensure investigation reports (IRs or however they may be called) and internal/external audit findings are completed on time.
* Regular attendance and punctuality
* Troubleshoot instrument problems, perform routine maintenance, and consult with vendor technicians (support engineers) when appropriate
* Manage inventory needs, assist in ordering of supplies, and maintain stock of all necessary components, supplies, standards and reagents.
* Utilize computer software to prioritize work, track samples, acquire data, perform calculations and statistical analysis, and store data to meet established deadlines.
* Conduct review of analytical sample preparation data including: checks for completeness, calculation accuracy, data interpretation and data quality objective coherence. Provide all documentation for peer and scientific review of data in a timely manner
* Train coworkers in sample preparation and analysis, instrument operation and maintenance, troubleshooting techniques and data quality objective adherence
* Constructively problem-solve work issues with team members and other lab staff as well as
* Provide feedback to Group Leader, Lab Manager, Quality Assurance Officer and/or Project Managers about analysis, data, or other issues
* Ensure department specific Standard Operating Procedures are reviewed and/or updated on time.
* Provide back-up assistance to other analysts and lab assistants when necessary
* Ensure department is using established procedures to ship/receive client samples
* Make recommendations and implement new methods, cost saving techniques or practices, efficiency improvements and policies for the department.
* Coordinate with the department managers and group leaders, technicians and chemists on a daily basis.

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Fife, WA are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays, paid time off, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website


A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Science or equivalent experience; experience in an environmental lab is a plus.

At least two year's analytical experience, or combination, at company or equivalent experience elsewhere.

Flexible and willing to help in other areas of laboratory as needed.

Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
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