Analytical Technician

  • Analytics
  • West Sacramento, United States

Analytical Technician

Job description

Job Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Lead Analytical Technician perform duties as described below.


TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:


As directed and trained:

  • Analyze samples using GC-FID, GC-MS, HPLC (with UV, RID), and other analytical techniques (DSC, titration, etc.)
  • Prepare solutions; standard volumetric solutions and reagents used in laboratories
  • Check data for correctness and completeness, adhering to the QA/QC policy
  • Help maintain and troubleshoot analytical instruments
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Requirements

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:

  • At least one year of successful work experience in a science laboratory
  • Bachelor of science in chemistry or related field
  • Coursework in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and quantitative analysis, or comparable coursework and/or experience. 

 Knowledge of:

  • Laboratory safety rules and chemical hazards Principles, practices, procedures, vocabulary, supplies, materials, and equipment commonly used in a science laboratory
  • Organizational, time management, and problem solving skills 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Identify and work with instruments and equipment, solutions, supplies, and materials common to the field of analytical chemistry
  • Sustain regular work attendance
  • Work well independently as well as cooperatively and effectively with staff members and members of the same and different department
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment
  • Correctly follow a given rule or set of rules and/or SOPs
  • Understand information and ideas presented orally and in writing; communicate orally and in writing
  • Use a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications 
  • Organizational, time management, and problem solving skills

Physical and Environmental Factors:

  • Stand and maneuver for extended periods of time Routinely work with and around hazardous materials
  • Routinely work with and around hazardous materials
  • Make precise and accurate coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects See details of objects at close range.
  • See details of objects at close range.