Chemical Laboratory Technician

Posted 2 months ago

General Summary

At Carbonfree Chemicals, our patented carbon capture conversion technology removes the CO2 from industrial waste streams and produces profitable by-products saleable to many different industries, such as sodium bi-carbonate (baking soda), hydrochloric acid (HCl) and bleach. This is currently being put into practice in the very first plant of its kind located in San Antonio, TX. You can make a bigger impact on the world around you by joining this fast-growing, dynamic start-up.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for running and maintaining an ICP-OES and GC, performing titrations on products and environmental samples, and be familiar with particle analysis equipment and methods such as laser diffraction and sieve testing. Job functions include but are not limited to:

  • Accurately prepare samples from raw material, in-process, and finished products
  • Accurately test and evaluate results for product performance using ICP-OES
  • Be able to prepare dilutions from stock solutions, perform wet chemistry titrations and interpret test results.
  • Maintain and operate laboratory instruments including an ICP-OES instrument, GC, laser diffraction particle analysis, sieve shakers, autotitrators, and UV-VIS spectrophotometer
  • Be able to generate certificate of analysis (CoAs) on finished products
  • Maintain chemical and laboratory inventory
  • Ability to understand the methods and instruments in the lab for on-the-spot troubleshooting
  • Read, understand and utilize standard operating procedures and methods
  • Maintain SDS for raw materials and products
  • Prepare samples for submission to outside testing laboratories
  • Be able to communicate lab test results effectively to operations, engineering, sales and customer service departments

Requirements

A BS degree in Chemistry with no experience, or 1+ yrs. of experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory with some completed college chemistry coursework, or 3+ yrs. of experience in a chemical laboratory are required, as well as the ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift.  ICP-OES and knowledge of LIMS or LIMS-type systems are a must with GC experience preferred.  Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision are also required.  General understanding of good laboratory practices (GLP), excellent attention to detail and the ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.

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