Weston Solutions, Inc. is seeking a Chemist for supporting Federal environmental contracts including EPA Assessments, Removal Actions and Emergency Response support. This candidate will perform as a member of the Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START)team providing ourclients with accurate and pertinent scientific data according toagreedupon methods, procedures, and techniques.The candidate will support a mobile field analytical program with instrument operation, method development, calibration, and maintenance.The position will also be on-call periodically to support emergency response projects as needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- BS or equivalent inChemistry and1-5years of experience inthe environmental field and/or ananalytical laboratory environment.
- Experience inanalytical method selection,datamanagement, and interpretation.
- Exposure to various technical and scientific analytical procedures.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, be highly adaptable, flexible, and amenable to working in non-standard environments.
- Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical, and technical writing skills.
- Ability to conduct fieldwork throughout the U.S. and carry up to 50 lbs. of field gear in challenging conditions including extreme weather conditions.
- Valid driver's license and ability to work on-call and mobilize into the field with little or no notice.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
- Experience maintaining and calibrating laboratory instrumentation, such as GC & GC/MS
- Experience with EPA and other analytical methods, best laboratory practices, and QA/QC procedures
- Field instrumentation.Proficient in the use ofvariousair and water monitoring instruments (PID/FID, multi gas meters, etc.).Abilities include calibrationof field instruments, implementation in field, and interpretation of results.
- Experience writing technical documents such as Standard Operating Guidance and Procedures
- Experience with soil, water, air or multi-media sampling strategies and protocols
- Familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS) 100-800.Completion of ICS courses a plus.
- General understanding of the NCP,Oil Pollution Act andCERCLA.
- Current OSHA 40-HR HAZWOPER certification desirable but not required
Technical and Operational Scope:
- Develop field operating procedures and technical documentation related to oil spills, hazardous substance releases, biological agents, chemical warfare agents, radiation, and/or weapons of mass destruction
- Analyze and interpret analytical data and perform laboratory data review and validation
- Author, review and revise technical documents and plans including analytical methods, Standard Operating Guidance, and Standard Operating Procedures
- Calibration and maintenance of a variety of multi-media monitoring and sampling equipment.
- Exercises judgment on applicability of methods and approaches inuse anddetermines best approaches to problem solving when standard procedures are inadequate.
- Determines best method of data gathering, database management, and analysis of data to achieve project goals.
- Consults with outside specialists to obtain most accurate and timely data possible while meeting project specifications andtimetables.
- Emergency on-call duties, occasional travel, and outdoor field work at hazardous waste sites primarily in USEPA Region 10 (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska).
- Document field activities and prepare daily and final reports for clients within established budgets and schedule.
- Use level D through A PPE to make entries into potentially hazardous areas.