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Position Summary
The Analyst I performs preparation techniques and instrumental analysis of environmental samples for the determination of organic compounds (semi-volatile and/or volatile). The Analyst I also performs routine instrument maintenance and some instrument troubleshooting. Day to day activities include analyzing environmental samples using GC or GC/MS systems in conjunction with automated sample introduction systems.  Analyst I will perform sample preparation, quality control sample preparation, data evaluation, and data reporting. Analyst I will utilize basic scheduling and approval systems in the Accutest Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Analyst I personnel will train under an Analyst II or higher staff member until demonstration of capability to work without oversight has been completed.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepare and analyze environmental samples according to approved test methods and Accutest SOPs             using GC and/or GCMS systems
  • Utilize and understand essential Chemstation/Enviroquant functions for instrument tuning, sequencing and data processing
  • Perform basic Instrument maintenance and repair as needed.
  • Utilize LIMS functions including generating work lists, obtaining updating job status and data approval.
  • Perform analytical standard preparation.
  • Maintain all required documentation with accuracy and clarity.
  • Read, understand and perform all applicable laboratory SOPs as written.  Perform initial and annual Demonstration of Capability.
  • Maintain familiarity with quality control measures and calculations required for applicable methods.
  • Ensure laboratory glassware is properly cleaned and maintained.
  • Follow all Accutest Safety, Ethics and Quality practices.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Required to operate one or more instruments on a day to day basis.
SUPERVISION
Receive close supervision related to specific work activities, assignments, methods, etc; usually receive frequent surveillance over job activities; instructions are detailed and assignments are typical short-term.
Qualifications
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Chemistry, or a related field from four-year college or university
  • No prior experience necessary.
LANGUAGE/MATH/REASONING ABILITY
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
 
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Basic personal computer skills including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
Competencies
  • The ability to separate emotional feelings from the real     issues at hand. The ability to legitimately and objectively challenge the substance of our beliefs and biases of our observations.
  • The ability to meet commitments made to yourself and others, keeping the promises you make, and acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results they have led to.
  • The ability to write and speak effectively using appropriate convention based on the situation; actively listens to others, asks questions to verify understanding, and uses tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others. 
  • Demonstrate responsiveness and adaptability following change initiatives, and demonstrates ongoing support for change efforts.
  • Understand and comprehend information, as well as find application and value from new knowledge. 
  • Exhibits high levels of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Methodical and efficient in structuring tasks to be accomplished.
  • Identifies and resolves issues timely by gathering and analyzing information skillfully.
  • Uses time efficiently by prioritizing and planning work activities.
  • Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances, and shows respect towards others and towards company principles.
  • Shares key information with others involved in a project or effort, works in harmony to accomplish objectives, responds with enthusiasm to directives, and shows support for departmental and organizational decisions.
  • Sets high standards and measures of excellence to ensure quality assurance in every aspect of work performed.
  • Takes personal responsibility and ownership for adhering to all company policies and procedures while also completing work timely and in accordance with performance expectations.
Physical Demands
  • Ascending or descending stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish task for sustained periods of time.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position to position.
  • Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner.
  • No special vision requirements
  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, and works with the fingers.
Work Environment
  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Air contamination (i.e., dust, fume, smoke, toxic conditions, disagreeable odors)
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
  • Regular work schedule.
  • Minimal travel.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.
                                                                                   
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.
 
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