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Lab Technician

Veolia
Gum Springs, AR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.  www.veolia.com   

Job Description

Performs a variety of chemical, biological, and physical tests required for research, development, or quality control.  Compiles data for reports. Responsible for performing routine tasks and analyses on samples in accordance with company and regulatory requirements. May perform specialized analysis under the direction of a Chemist to support applied quality assurance and control procedures. Maintains the laboratory as directed for compliance with company hygiene plans. Assists in special studies in the laboratory and possibly in the field.

PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Conduct all login procedures, both manual and electronic, of samples delivered to the laboratory, ensuring proper labeling and paperwork.

  2. Sub-sample a variety of materials, processes, and product samples and follow proper analytical methods required for compliance in accordance with established guidelines and training.

  3. Records and computes results from test data and maintains quality control records and charts as assigned. Performs quantitative and qualitative analyses to determine chemical and physical properties of experimental and developmental materials and may also conduct QA/QC sample analysis and calibrations.

  4. Ensure proper written and electronic documentation of all test results including QA/QC and audits sample documents prior to approval and completeness of summarizing data.  Notifies appropriate supervision or staff member of completed analysis.

  5. Prepare reagent/chemical solutions, standards, and other laboratory solutions as directed by the supervisor or lead technician per guidance and training.

  6. Assists in maintaining an inventory of chemical stores.  Collects and logs all Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) documents for chemical stores.

  7. Maintains and distributes as necessary, current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for applicable methods.  Informs Laboratory Supervisory immediately of any personnel, equipment, instrument, and material problems and SOP or methodology deviations.  Responds to and document any necessary corrective action.

  8. Perform periodic audits of analytical logs and data to ensure regulatory compliance for completeness and accuracy. 

  9. Sets up equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control.  Cleans and makes minor repairs on laboratory apparatus and equipment and ensures a high standard of housekeeping, quality control, and safety.

  10. May also label lab waste containers and properly dispose of lab waste per established guidelines.

  11. May assist in other areas or with special projects directed.

Qualifications

Education / Experience / Background

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent, with coursework in qualitative and quantitative Chemistry or biology preferred.  

  • Zero to two years experience in a related position in a similar environment with the ability to use laboratory apparatus and equipment to perform accurate, repeatable work and to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Exposure to computerized lab equipment and related systems is preferred.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and procedures and to quickly develop proficiency in the care and use of all site-specific, facility-required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record if performing fieldwork.

  • Employee Orientation, Departmental Operating Procedures, Safety, OSHA, and Quality Training.

  • Learns to perform more complex tests and analyses.  Applicable technical training as required.

  • Stays abreast of new technology, water treatment, and separation methods, procedures, and regulations infield by reading business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental publications.

  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II First Responder Certification if required at the site.  

  • Must meet minimum qualifications established by regulatory agencies if working in a NELAC or State Certified Lab.

  • Chemical Hygiene Training

  • May perform more advanced functions as part of training and development.



Additional Information

VNA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. VNA’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, discipline, and termination shall not be based on any person’s sex, race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group status as defined by applicable law.  VNA gives fair consideration to all qualified individuals and affords all employees and applicants opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities without regard to membership in any applicable protected category. No opportunity for hire, advancement or any other condition of employment will be diminished through unlawful discriminatory practices.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veolia

Address

Gum Springs, AR
USA

Industry

Healthcare

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