This is an opportunity to hit the road & make history in the 1st PFAS Mobile Onsite Analysis Lab, this is the future of Environmental Remediation testing! Traveling the East Coast / Midwest Regions approximate travel 1st year is 50%-75%, international travel is typically 1 project a year in Europe. This position is salary non-exempt, so OT applies.
Initially, the primary tasks will be a combination of the following:
1. Operating onsite and fixed lab operations using analytical methods including GC/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and LC/MS/MS methods for soil, water and air analyses.
2. Assisting Quality Assurance (QA) manager with project and QA program data review to ensure compliance within our National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP).
Over time, likely within the first year, the primary responsibilities will focus more on the QA management and laboratory operations including training junior staff on analytical procedures and QA protocol – Travel will go down to about 25% once you have transition.
The project level analytical chemist works with all aspects of analytical chemistry methods and testing procedures. Working knowledge with the execution of EPA Methods (i.e., 8260 and 8270) within a NELAP (or similar) Quality System Management (QSM) system is a must.
· Perform both onsite and fixed lab analytical chemistry tasks in accordance with defined methodology and standard operating procedures.
· Monitor and maintain QA systems associated with the laboratory’s QSM.
· Train and document the training of junior staff.
· Maintain and repair various components of Cascade’s analytical chemistry program.
· Report analytical results to investigation team.
· Manage analytical data.
· Ability to travel for 10 days at a time or more.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and/or five years of previous experience working in an environmental laboratory with EPA methods and pertinent QA systems at a minimum.
· Analytical instrument calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair.
· Analytical data management and review skills.
· Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.
· Quality control of all data generated.
· Data preparation and compilation.
· Data presentation and analysis.
· Familiarity and fluency with advanced scientific concepts within the particular discipline.
· Driving trucks that are either pulling or housing onsite laboratories to and from project sites that can be as many as a two-day drive away.
· The ability to work as a member of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic setting.
· The ability to work independently and with self-motivation.
· Driver’s license and ability to pass a Department of Transportation physical exam and OSHA HAZWOPER physical exam.
· The position involves periods of extended travel for field work in New England, throughout the United States and several international locations. As much as 25% of the work may be located outside of Vermont.