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Senior SVOA Environmental Chromatography Chemist - Eurofins Environment Testing Northwest

Employer
Eurofins USA Environment Testing
Location
Tacoma, Washington, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Project Management
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob DescriptionCompany Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic, and labelling is accurate. Eurofins is dedicated to delivering testing services that contribute to the health and safety of society and the planet, and to its corporate responsibility to protect the environment and ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion across the entire network of Eurofins companies.
Job Description

Eurofins Environment Testing Northwest is searching for a Senior Environmental Chromatography Chemist to add to our Semi Volatiles department in the Tacoma, WA area. We seek an organic instrument analyst skilled with chromatography systems with the ability to operate and maintain these instruments and keep them productive. In this role you will also be responsible for analyzing and reviewing analytical data to meet our customers' technical and data delivery requirements. In this position you will be a contributing member of our chromatography team interacting and exchanging information within the group to deliver quality products and services to our customers. Ability to prioritize tasks and implement best practices to optimize group overall efficiency are essential success criteria in this role.

The Senior Chromatography Chemist prepares and analyzes environmental samples using both standard and complex testing protocols in accordance with EPA methodologies and in compliance with Eurofins Environment Testing Northwest Quality Assurance programs and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). Additional responsibilities include validation and review of analytical data and upload data into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to generate data packages for delivery to clients. Must be knowledgeable in a broad range of laboratory testing equipment coupled with an analytical skill set and technical judgement to consistently deliver high quality data.

Senior Analyst responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Performs laboratory procedures requiring knowledge of EPA chromatography methods and good laboratory practices (GLP) which include:
  • Batching and prepping samples for analysis taking into account special and varied client and QA requirements
  • Making reagents for sample analysis
  • Aliquots extracted samples to maximize laboratory productivity
  • Preparing appropriate standards to ensure compliant data
  • Determining appropriate routine and complex analysis methods for a wide variety of organic samples
  • Operation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory instruments
  • Performs Level I and Level II review of data produced to ensure accuracy.
  • Maintains logbooks, instrument maintenance logs and other laboratory records in accordance with GLP and the laboratory's accreditation standards.
  • Responsible for performing job functions within Eurofins Environment Testing Environmental Health and Safety Standards and Quality Assurance standards.
  • Writes, reviews, and maintains laboratory SOPs used in the chromatography department
  • Develops new methods and drives innovation and new technology advancements in the chromatography department
  • Works with the project management group to address customer needs and match them to laboratory capabilities
  • Has technical skills to accurately narrate data with QA issues that can still be used for its intended purpose but skillful enough to reject and reprocess data and samples as needed.
  • Assists in training new analysts on laboratory procedures.
  • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends as needed based upon variable workloads and customer deadlines.
  • Assists in other areas of laboratory when needed.
Qualifications

The ideal candidate would possess:
  • 5 to 10 years of experience with EPA Methods 8270, 8081, 8082, 608, 8011, 8015 and similar GC and GCMS procedures
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in routine and complex laboratory procedures using GCMS, GC-ECD, or GC-FID, preferably in a production environment
  • 1 to 2 years of extraction laboratory experience with the aforementioned EPA methods.
  • BS or BA in chemistry or related field; 3 years laboratory experience may substitute for degree.
  • Experience and knowledgeable with National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and Department of Defense (DOD) requirements to provide compliant data with these standards.
  • Ability to problem solve, troubleshoot, and interpret analytical data
  • Time management and organization skills to prioritize backlog, meet holding times, and customer deadlines
  • Ability to implement best practices to improve work flow.
  • Strong reading, writing, and speaking skills and ability to interact with peers both orally and in writing
  • Work independently following written or verbal instructions


Additional Information

Compensation range: $27.00 - $35.00 USD per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed.

Eurofins Environment Testing (USA) provides a compensation range for informational purposes, the actual base compensation may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience and skill set, base compensation of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.

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 and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options

We support your development! Do you feel you don't match 100% of the requirements? Don't hesitate to apply anyway! Eurofins companies are committed to supporting your career development.

We embrace diversity! Eurofins network of companies believe in strength and innovation through diversity, being an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination against employees or applications based on gender identity and/or expression, race, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and everything else that makes employees of Eurofins companies unique.

Sustainability matters to us! We are well on our way to achieving our objective of carbon neutrality by 2025, through a combination of emission reduction and compensation initiatives. We encourage our laboratory leaders to make sustainable changes at their local level, and in addition to their initiatives we also count on our dedicated carbon reduction team to help us to achieve this goal!

Find out more in our career page: https://careers.eurofins.com/

Company description: Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and agroscience contract research services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 35 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 61,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of ca. 900 laboratories in 61 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2022, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.7 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

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

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