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Lab Analyst I

Location : Minneapolis- St. Paul, MN
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1-3
Required Education : Associates - Chemistry
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Our client has an opportunity for a Lab Analyst I.  In this role you will monitor the production process to ensure safety, quality, environmental, and production standards are met.  Communicate and assist the Lab Manager and Shift Supervisors in the resolution of environmental, production, and/or process problems that may occur

  • Collecting and analyzing data to effectively monitor production processes

  • Collection and analysis of product samples throughout the production process to monitor product and process quality, and ensure appropriate adjustments are made when necessary

  • Collection and analysis of wastewater samples to ensure production process water is treated properly to meet environmental regulation standards for discharge

  • Maintain and troubleshoot lab instrumentation required for timely and accurate lab analyses

  • Conduct and communicate analyses of finished product to confirm quality standards are met for our customers


Other Responsibilities as directed or necessary:

  • Monitor systems to ensure developing problems are identified and resolved

  • Test samples for sulfur content

  • Conduct slag analysis, other chemical analysis, and conduct lab analysis on other materials

  • Collect, prepare, and analyze smelting process samples

  • Collect, crush, prep, and analyze slag samples for TCLP analysis

  • Operate and check high-volume air monitors

  • Assist with the establishment of operating procedures for the lab and other areas

  • Advise shift managers on technical operating problems

  • Assist in training production staff on production, safety, and quality issues

  • Take immediate action when observing safety violations, advise shift supervisor of safety and procedural violations so appropriate action is taken

  • Maintain cleanliness of laboratory

  • Participate in meetings, teams, and training seminars



Schedule: FT or PT, 8-10-12 hour shifts available, Core Hours 11pm – 4am

Salary:  $DOE / HR (Long Term Contract)

Benefits:  Medical and Dental Insurance available

Required Qualifications :

  •  Associate’s Degree -  Chemistry or the sciences from accredited school OR 2 yrs of University-level education in a Physical Science w/ considerable Chemistry course work – Required!

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Chemistry or the sciences from accredited College or University – Preferred!

  • Previous working experience (1-3 yrs) - in a laboratory, or similar production operation – Preferred

  • Previous experience in metals sample preparation - Preferred!

  • Previous experience in ICP-OES and SS-OES analysis and maintenance - Preferred!

  • Technical skills in maintenance of lab instruments and equipment

  • Proficient PC skills to access and maintain information and communicate electronically

  • Proficient in Math and Reading Skills

  • Skills to be successful in this role - self-motivated, organized, ability to work well under pressure, ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, attention to details, ability to meet deadlines, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

  • First-rate interpersonal skills - written and verbal communication, coaching, conflict resolution

  • Ability to receive positive and constructive feedback

  • Ability to maintain composure during high stress situations and maintain focus

  • Ability to read, understand and follow technical instructions and directions

  • Support and engage in continuous improvement initiatives

  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

  • Ability to wear respiratory protection and other PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, boots, hearing protection) in hot work environment up to 8 hours per day


Keywords:  lab, laboratory, metal, technician, chemistry, analysis, ICP-OES and SS-OES analysis and maintenance, production, manufacturing, metals, chemical analysis, and conduct lab analysis, slag analysis, testing, TCLP analysis TCLP analysis



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