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Organics Chemist

Laboratory Technician Portsmouth, Virginia Drug or DUI convictions are not allowed in this firm. Position Summary  Performs physical and chemical testing of environmental samples  Adheres to all federal, state, and internal quality assurance programs  Maintains legally defensible laboratory documentation and analytical results Job Description  Operate various equipment and complex instrumentation in a safe manner  Perform sample preparation, digestion, or extraction according to standard operating procedures and EPA Methods: 8270, 8260, 8081, 8082, 8015, 200.7, 6010, 245.1, 7470, 7471, and 1311  Reviews and validates results to method requirements and all quality control standards  Performs lab administrative duties, such as receiving samples from internal and external clients, maintaining chain of custody, generating data reports, and maintaining lab supplies & inventory. Culture & Work Since 1986, our clients have included federal, state, and local governmental agencies, the Department of Defense, US Naval and Coast Guard shipbuilding contractors, various manufacturing firms and environmental remediation companies. Our laboratories provide analytical testing for major companies such as BAE Systems and Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding among others. We test soil, water and air matrices for asbestos, metal, inorganic and organic contamination. Qualification  Required: Bachelor degree in chemistry (or related science) with 24 college semester credit hours and 2 yr applicable work experience  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, effective written & oral communications, work independently, have critical thinking & problem-solving skills. Benefits  Centrally located near I-264 in Portsmouth, Virginia  Health insurance & 401K savings plans  Flexible PTO policy Benefit Conditions: Waiting period may apply Only full-time employees eligible COVID-19 Precaution(s): Remote interview process Personal protective equipment provided or required Plastic shield at work stations Temperature screenings Social distancing guidelines in place Virtual meetings Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place Work Remotely No Job Type: Full-time Pay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour Expected hours: 40 per week Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Schedule: 8 hour shift COVID-19 considerations: All people entering our facilities are screened/ required to document the screening questions. Temperature readings are recorded and only when the screening process is completed are they allowed to enter the facility and are required to wear masks. People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply Application Question(s): Do you have a minimum of 24 college semester hours of Chemisty? Education: Bachelor's (Required) Experience: Commercial Environmental Laboratory: 2 years (Required) Commercial Organics Laboratory: 1 year (Required) Work Location: In person

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