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Chemist III

Detroit, MI 48211

Posted: 05/22/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Environmental Job Number: 617251 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Chemist III to work in their lab performing analysis and characterizations of waste streams. This will involve chemical analyses of various types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste to determine compliant treatment and disposal, using a variety of analytical techniques and instruments.
  
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs preparation techniques and instrumental analysis of environmental samples for the determination of organic and inorganic constituents using approved EPA test methods and US Ecology Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Work Instructions (WI).
  • Participates in the generation of SOPs and Work Instructions (WI), under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager.
  • Prepares samples for laboratory equipment.
  • Utilizes and understands essential functions for instrument sequencing and data processing (performs basic instrument maintenance and repairs as needed, performs analytical standard preparations, and maintains all required documentation with accuracy and clarity).
  • Validates methods for testing the content of organics, inorganics using a wide variety of processes and instrumentation.
  • Performs a satisfactory Initial Demonstration of Capability (IDOC) prior to data reporting for any method the chemist will be conducting analysis. Maintains a satisfactory annual Demonstration of Capability (DOC) for each method. 
  • Identifies chemical content of materials and conducts research on appropriate treatment studies.
  • Provides technical knowledge to help develop formulas, enhance or create processes, and methods for solution of technical problems.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
  • Maintains familiarity with quality control measures and calculations required for applicable methods.
  • Performs other, related duties as assigned. These are duties may not be specifically listed in this description, but which are within the general nature typically associated with the employee’s level of work.
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA): 
  • Knowledgeable of chemistry principles and practices including analysis and evaluation, and waste processing protocols.
  • Required skills include performing proper analysis;
  • Presenting findings in a concise format
  • Addressing difficult situations in a constructive manner
  • Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting
  • Negotiation and problem solving
  • Building a rapport with associates and managers
  • detail oriented, with a high level of accuracy and the ability to detect inconsistencies in data
  • Awareness of quality management standards, including ISO and NELAC standards
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint applications is essential.
Education/Experience: 
  • Five years’ experience or 5 years combination of education and experience required
  • Knowledge and understanding of RCRA, TSCA, and applicable state regulations, typically gained through five or more years of progressively responsible experience in waste disposal, chemistry, or a related field
  • Superior knowledge of the USE software package as it relates to waste streams and reporting
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