We are looking for an experienced Volatile Organic Analyst to conduct analysis of water, waste, and soil samples using USEPA-approved methods.
Experienced in the analysis of volatile organic compounds in water, soil and waste samples according to approved EPA methods (SW846-8260B, SM 6200 B, EPA 601/602, MADEP VPH, GRO-8015C).
Familiar with NELAC and state certification requirements.
Hands-on experience with GC and GC/MS instrumentation.
Familiar with Air analysis TO-14 and TO-15
Good communication skills for dealing with co-workers and project managers.
The Volatile Organics Analyst reports to the Department Manager or to the Group Supervisor/Lead Analyst and is responsible for the analysis of samples and reporting of results. The Analyst shall:
Perform sample preparation and analysis according to methods, SOPs and the QAP to meet client due dates and DQOs.
Obtain training on and read and understand all methods, SOPs and the QAP prior to performing new procedures.
Inspect, clean, calibrate, standardize and maintain analysis and measurement equipment, glassware and instrumentation. Document these activities as required by methods, SOPs and the QAP.
Accurately and neatly document all calculations, observations and deviations as required by methods, SOPs and the QAP and forward raw data to the Group Supervisor/Lead Analyst.
Handle laboratory chemicals and samples per custody requirements, SOPs. QAP and the CHP. Properly dispose of laboratory waste. Maintain an organized work area.
Inform the Group Supervisor or Department Manager immediately of any personnel, instrument equipment or material problems or shortages. Inform the Group Supervisor, Department Manager or Project Manager of any deviations from schedule, methods, SOPs or the QAP.
Ability to validate GC and GC/MS data a plus.
Perform other duties as required or needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: BS/BA Science
Experience: 2+ years
Other experience, advanced education and/or proven aptitude and performance may count for education or experience. Experience may include laboratory, regulatory or other related environmental or management experience.