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Environmental Scientist

Huntersville, North Carolina, US
Closing date
Aug 14, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Our client is a national company specializing in testing (analytical capabilities include: VOCs, SVOCs, heavy metals, minerals and nutrients analysis in air, water, soil and waste samples). We are hiring for an environmental lab that provides testing for:
Air Toxics
Aquatic Toxicity
Biological Tissue Analysis
Flame Retardants
Low Level Mercury
PCB Congeners
Soil Vapor Intrusion
Main Instrumentation used: **GC-MS**
Provides fundamental analysis in support of standard testing materials, products and/or devices utilizing standard analytical instrumentation.
Provides fundamental review, analysis, interpretation and documentation of testing results.
Overseeing or reviewing, completing and processing various types of standard chemistry/biochemistry forms, documents, databases, and related materials and information.
Cleans, maintains, prepares and calibrates equipment, samples, and related areas. 
Using up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects 
Documenting all lab activities in applicable logbooks and databases (e.g. sample prep, sample analysis, standard and reagent prep, instrument maintenance, etc.).
Entering data into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Performing routine maintenance of equipment and instrumentation.
Responsible for keeping applicable workspaces clean and safe.
Disposing of samples and by-products per required procedures.
Handling of waste products per required procedures.
Reviewing data from other analysts..
Following policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Provides fundamental analysis and interpretation and counsel to staff, management, and functional leaders regarding chemistry/biochemistry policies, programs and practices; involves standard operations.
Provides standard research, feedback and decisions to resolve management and employee questions and requirements; assists with receiving customer feedback and coordinating resources and responses as required.
Analyzes and reviews process, results, feedback and related chemistry/biochemistry information on an ongoing to as needed basis to determine trends, draw conclusions, interpret findings, and presents results, proposals and recommendations to management.
Ensures the accuracy of more fundamental tests, equipment, actions, procedures and operational databases, reports, and related details through audits, queries, and operational reviews; works with teams to resolve discrepancies; resolves discrepancies or escalates discrepancies to ensure quality assurance in testing process/results.
*Additional Skills & Qualifications:*
Basic understanding of Chemistry and Biological testing required
0-1 years of experience, open to entry level candidates
Prior environmental experience is a plus but not required
Prior micro or wet chemistry experience is a plus
Prior environmental sampling is a plus.
BEST vs AVG; Prior environmental sampling over no prior lab experience.
*Experience Level:*
Entry Level

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