Chemical Lab Technician
- Proficiency with laboratory software, utilization and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation.
- Review laboratory testing methodology and recommend improvements.
- Oversees the implementation and administration of quality programs within a lab environment; operates under general supervision and receives direction on topics and issues.
- Recommends programs to ensure quality products and services, such as laboratory or manufacturing operational procedures, working with functional groups to implement quality initiatives or changes, and ensuring overall efficiency.
- Works with suppliers, customers or internal departments to review material or product specifications, resolve product or operational quality problems, and addresses questions and concerns.
- Reviews a variety of reports to examine compliance, audit operations, results of documentation, ensure operational efficiency and quality, and demonstrate compliance with internal and external quality standards.
- Reviews and updates new materials or formulas based on operational and customer problems and suggestions, plant environment, and works with appropriate personnel to approve and implement changes.
- Accurately perform sample labeling, handling, preservation, processing or preparation, and sample storing.
- Verify sample and label with the generated work list.
- Follow established procedures for the collection and the storage of plant samples.
- Bring to the attention of the Lead Technician or Supervisor problems regarding the resolution and documentation of samples that do not meet the sample acceptance criteria for testing.
- Responsible for the operation of automated instruments.
- Responsible for the performance of quality control procedures.
- Accurately and legibly transcribes quality control and data that has been previously recorded either automatically or manually.
- Learn new procedures/assignments in a reasonable time frame.
- Knowledge of basic computer skills.
- Completes assigned tasks within assigned time frame.
- Follows work priorities as defined by the Department Supervisor, or Lead Technician.
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in a Chemistry related or Material Science field from a four-year college or university with 1 year or more related experience
- Pre-Employment Requirements:
- Possess a valid driver’s license
- Pass a drug test, physical and background investigation
- Additional requirements:
- Be dependable and punctual
- Ability to use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) daily including protective eyewear, natural fiber or fire-retardant clothing and steel-toe or composite-toed shoes
- Ability to wear respiratory protection periodically
- Ability to work shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays is required
- Ability to work in non-temperature-controlled environments (extreme heat & cold)
- Ability to work in an environment that could include fly ash, coal dust, and chemical fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals
- Available for call-out and overtime is required
- Ability to work with limited supervision in a team environment
- Ability to take initiative required to manage projects and address issues
- Ability to work in extreme noise and vibration
- Ability to work around moving equipment or objects
- Ability to perform some physical activities while wearing respirators with filter cartridges or selfcontainedbreathing apparatuses in a power plant environment
- Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs.
- Ability to climb ladders, bending, reaching, working at different elevations
- Basic mechanical skills and / or knowledge.
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