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Aerotek Lab Analytical Assistant- Miller in Kansas City, Missouri

Analytical Lab Assistant Openings - Immediate Hire

DEPARTMENT/TEAM DESCRIPTION

This position is in a Quality Control laboratory in an agricultural chemical manufacturing plant. The laboratory performs routine testing on intermediates, final products, and waste byproducts produced at the site.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position performs routine testing on all samples in the Analytical Services laboratory, providing analytical data for process control, quality control, process development, product development, and waste management.

The laboratory operates 24 x 7. The shift and days off for the applicant have not been determined. All applicants for this position should be open to working any of the three lab shifts and any days of the week including overnights and weekends. Lab shifts are overnights, 8pm-6:30am, days 6am-2:30pm and evenings 10am-8:30pm.

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs routine analytical testing on teams that work a variety of shifts that include working weekends and holidays. Requests additional work to increase team productivity.

*Prepares and analyzes numerous types of samples by a variety of physical and chemical analytical techniques using sophisticated analytical equipment. The instrumentation includes pH meters, densitometers, dissolved oxygen meters, conductivity meters, calorimeters, viscometers, rheometers, spectrophotometers, auto-titrators, ion chromatographs (IC), inductively coupled plasma spectrometers (ICP), laser particle size analyzers, gas chromatographs (GC), High Pressure Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC), titrators, densitometers, auto-claves, pipettors, platers, incubators, and ovens.

  • Performs various microbiological tests including tests to determine spore counts and microbiological contamination.

  • Understands and operates STARLiMS Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Waters Empower laboratory data acquisition system, and other instrument-specific computer systems.

  • Searches various databases for test methods, specifications, and standards to locate information required to complete analyses. Promptly and accurately records, calculates and reports analytical results.

  • Maintains appropriate records to meet internal requirements as well as, ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001. Completes various daily instrument calibrations and inspections.

  • Observes good safety and housekeeping practices.

  • Maintains laboratory supplies, prepares solutions, cleans glassware, disposes of solid/liquid waste and other duties to help in the overall operations of the laboratory. Trains others on waste management.

  • Follow oral and written instructions.

  • Reviews analytical data and various LIMS reports. Communicates and discusses any issues with other team members and supervision.

  • Participates on continuous improvement sub-teams.

  • Knowledgeable of RCRA hazardous waste regulations, waste determinations, waste codes, and how to immediately communicate discovery of spills and leaks. Also must know labeling, inspection, and recordkeeping requirements to accumulate waste in: satellite accumulation areas, less than 90-day containers, and less than 90-day tanks.

  • Initial RCRA hazardous waste training shall be completed within 6 months of starting job, and refresher training shall occur annually thereafter, per 40 265.16.

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education Requirement(s):

  • High school diploma and 2 years of analytical chemical laboratory experience. This experience should include doing chemical analyses.

  • 10 -20 hours college chemistry and some experience in a chemical laboratory

  • BS degree in a science discipline and 0 years laboratory experience.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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