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Alpha Analytical Chemist I - Metals Prep in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Chemist I - Metals Prep

Mansfield, MA ( • Metals Prep

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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.

The Chemist I performs sample preparation using manual, automated/instrumental methods in accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and recognized methods.

Schedules and Pay:

  • Tuesday - Saturday 2 pm - 10:30 pm

  • Tuesday - Saturday 7 am - 3:30 pm

Pay starts at $19/hour plus shift differential

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of samples using manual, automated/instrumental methods.

  • Satisfactorily perform all Metals Prep methods using microwave and hotplate digestions.

  • Perform prep methods: 6020, 7471, AVS/SEM, Chelation, Hydride generation, 1631.

  • Preparation of reagents or standards as needed.

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

  • Coordination of schedules for analysis with analysts.

  • Meet turn-around-time (TAT) goals set by section head. Inform Team Leader or Lab Coordinator if issues arise that effect the TAT.

  • Disposal of Metals Lab hazardous waste in accordance with Chemical Hygiene Plan.

  • Adhere to established Health & Safety protocols.

  • Work independently within LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

  • Maintain, service, and troubleshoot instrumentation as necessary.

  • 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.

Employee Benefits:

  • Benefit package including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Paid-Time Off

  • 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.



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

Experience:0-1 years

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.