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Reagent Prep Chemical Technician

LaMotte Company
Chestertown, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
*Salary requirements are flexible and commensurate with experience.

  • Requires 2 years college chemistry or equivalent laboratory experience.
  • Experience with chemical hygiene and safety practices.
  • Familiarity with standard laboratory equipment, e.g. analytical balance, pH meter, spectrophotometer, adjustable volume pipettor, and volumetric glassware.
  • Must be able to prepare standard solutions by serial dilution.
  • Must be able to abide by detailed reagent preparation procedures.
  • Must be able to use compressed gas cylinders and vacuum lines safely.
  • Requires computer proficiency for data entry into spread sheets.
  • Must maintain accurate laboratory batch records.
  • Must have good communications skills and be able to work with other staff members, be organized and work independently.
  • Must be able work efficiently for timely task completion.
  • Requires good color perception and ability to pass a color test.

Duties and Responsibilities


1. Prepares reagents according to specified procedures in a safe manner.

2. Prepares reagents on a vacuum line under a nitrogen atmosphere.

3. Works closely with Spin Disk production to ensure availability of reagents.

4. Maintains inventory of raw materials and reagents.

5. Works with Spin QC as needed.

6. Assists in data generation, computer input, and analysis for troubleshooting projects.

7. Completes routine performance testing of instruments and spin reagents.

8. Maintains accurate notes in laboratory notebook and production records.

9. Perform interference and stability tests on new and existing products

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

Works indoors in a temperature-controlled environment. Handles various chemicals, some of which are hazardous. Requires good judgement, problem solving, and communication proficiencies. Must have good color perception. Requires walking, standing, sitting, transporting up to 30 pounds, and good manual dexterity.
Company DescriptionSince 1919, LaMotte Company has designed, developed, manufactured and sold water analysis products. We tout a fast-growing business and a welcoming, engaging culture that encourages creativity. Our employees and our employee benefits are awesome! Located in Chestertown, MD, a small college town on the Chester River, we are an hour away from Annapolis, and 1.5 hours away from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore and ocean beaches. Check out our website at
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