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Analytical Chemist-FTIR Focus* (Maplewood, MN)

3M Saint Paul, MN
  • Posted: November 22, 2019
  • Full-Time

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Job Description:

3M is seeking an Analytical Chemist-Fournier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Focus for the Corporate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Laboratory located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The position Analytical Chemist-FTIR Focus is within the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Laboratory. The position is in support of 3M's efforts in area of chemical stewardship and involved with measurement of physical/chemical properties of chemicals and laboratory investigations of their environmental fate and transport. The position involves analysis using Gas-Phase Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). This position includes performing quantitative analytical test methods, data analysis, and writing analytical test reports in accordance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Good Laboratory Practice (GLP's) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 testing laboratory accreditation.

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This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
+ Develop and perform quantitative analysis test methods using gas-phase FTIR spectroscopy
+ Prepare samples using multiple methods of gas-phase sample preparation and introduction techniques
+ Conduct gas-phase kinetic rate studies and product off gas experiments
+ Prepare and characterize chemical standard mixtures to support the quantification of chemicals in environmental matrices.
+ Prepare detailed laboratory reports, data sheets and other documentation in accordance to U.S. EPA GLP's and the ISO17025 testing laboratory accreditation.

Basic Qualifications:
+ Possess a Bachelor's degree in a science discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
+ Minimum one (1) year experience with quantitative Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and/or Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) instrumental analysis in a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:
+ Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related discipline from an accredited institution
+ Experience with one or more aspects of environmental chemical fate testing procedures and approaches
+ Experience performing FTIR or GC/MS in a U.S. EPA GLP compliant and/or ISO/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17025 accredited environmental testing laboratory.
+ Strong analytical chemistry knowledge and proficiency with MKS and/or MIDAC FTIR instrumentation/software.
+ Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple tasks/projects and manage priorities accordingly
+ Preparation of gas standards and the handling and analysis of pressurized gases
+ Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent documentation skills, ability to work independently to complete projects, as well as work with cross-functional teams
+ Microsoft Office proficient, LabWare a plus

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: May be authorized

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

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