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Analytical Chemist I - Volatiles

Company: Alpha Analytical
Location: Westborough
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Alpha Analytical is a world class environmental testing laboratory specializing in providing the highest quality and most trusted analytical testing results in the world. Our unsurpassed customer service and unequaled quality systems has made us the largest analytical laboratory in the Northeast ranking us 6th among environmental testing laboratories in the country.

$1,000 sign on bonus that an employee will receive after 6 months of continuous employment!
Job Summary

The Analytical Chemist I performs analyses of client samples in the VOA laboratory using analytical techniques and procedures (SOP'S). Responsibilities include but are not limited to; analyzing samples, data reduction, instrument operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare standards used for analysis.

Analyze samples using GCMS and GC-FID/PID. Methods include but not limited to: 524, 624, VPH, GRO.

Calculate, check, reduce and report data in accordance with applicable SOP's.

Interpret data and associated QC and approve data in the LIMS system.

Ensure appropriate testing procedures are conducted in compliance with QA and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) requirements.

Schedule, prepare and analyze samples based on method requirements within turnaround time (TAT) established by Department Manager, Team Leader or Lab Coordinator. Inform Team Leader or Lab Coordinator if issues arise that effect the TAT.

Adhere to established Health & Safety protocols.

Develop improved techniques with Lab Coordinator, Team Leader or Manager. Active LEAN participant.

Secondary Duties:

May stock and order supplies as needed.

Maintain and promote clean work area(s).

Assist other laboratory departments as needed.

Minimum Required Skills:

Knowledge of safe laboratory practices, including the proper procedures in handling chemicals and unknown environmental samples.

Strong oral/written communication and organizational skills.

Introductory experience with GC/GC-FID/PID instruments.

Schedule and Pay:

Sunday - Thursday 2:30 pm - 11 pm ( shift differential eligible )

$42,000 annually plus shift differential for qualified shifts. Previous work experience will be considered.

Employee Benefits:

Benefit package including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

Employee Bonus Program

Long-term and short-term disability

401k package with company matching

Wellness Health Program

Employee Assistance Program

Tuition Reimbursement

Company Activities and Events

Alpha Analytical is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, martial status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by discrimination laws.


BS/BA in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental or related science

Chemistry credit hours including labs required


6 mos-1 year preferred


Keywords: Alpha Analytical, Worcester , Analytical Chemist I - Volatiles, Other , Westborough, Massachusetts

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