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Alpha Analytical Chemist I - Extractions in Westborough, Massachusetts

Chemist I - Extractions

Westborough, MA ( • Extractions

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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.

Job Summary

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



  • BS/BA in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental or related sciences

  • College chemistry credit hours required

Experience:0-2 years

Schedules and Pay:

  • Sunday - Thursday 7 am - 3:30 pm

  • Wednesday - Sunday 7 am - 3:30 pm

  • Saturday - Wednesday 7 am - 3:30 pm

  • Thursday - Monday 7 am - 3:30 pm

  • Wednesday - Sunday 3 pm - 11:30 pm

  • Friday - Tuesday 3 pm - 11:30 pm

  • Thursday - Monday 11 pm - 7:30 am

  • Friday - Tuesday 11 pm - 7:30 am

  • Wednesday - Sunday 11 pm - 7:30 am

All pay starts at $19/hour and then will receive a shift differential

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Satisfactorily perform all extraction methods including: soxhlet, microwave and seperatory funnel for 8082, 8081, EPH, DRO, ETPH.

  • Satisfactorily perform lab clean-ups (i.e. sulfur, florisil, PCB’s, explosives, herbicides, etc.)

  • Preparation of reagents or standards as needed.

  • Vial extracts and perform necessary dilutions.

  • 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 Extractions Lab hazardous waste in accordance with Chemical Hygiene Plan.

  • Adhere to established Health & Safety protocols.

  • Generate worklists; 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.

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.

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.