Feb 20, 2019
**Our client is the industry leader in chemical distribution with operations all over the globe. Their professional staff of sales, service and technical personnel are dedicated to understanding and satisfying customer needs and creating ways to improve our customers competitive position. This valued client is currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to join our Houston area team!** The **Lab Technician** is responsible for conducting routine testing on inbound raw materials and outbound products. They will be responsible for preparing CofA s for customers and assisting with troubleshooting out of spec products. Work schedule for the Lab Technician is Monday-Friday (some Saturdays), 6am-2pm. Pay range, depending on experience, is $20-23 per hour. **Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:** * Perform quality control tests required on incoming raw materials and finished goods, including adjusting batches as required for internal and external customers * Perform lab equipment calibrations in a timely manner and Keep records * Test Hazardous wastes and returned goods as requested by upper management * Perform routine water quality tests as needed. * Collect outfall samples as needed in accordance with State regulation. * Analyze and keep record of carbon bed according to air permit. * Maintain appropriate documentation (records and lab notebooks) in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures * Maintain good housekeeping in the laboratory, retained sample room and surrounding areas * Dispose of and/or retain samples on a regular basis following required regulations * Prepare Certificates of Analysis as required for internal and external customers * Prepare standard reagent solutions as required by the test methods * Create, formulate, and setup new products/batch formulas as needed. * Observe, follow and enforce all company Policies and Procedures * Attend all required training when scheduled unless absent from work * Other duties may be assigned by management depending on operational demands **Qualifications:** * Possess good organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet time-sensitive deadlines with minimal supervision. * Possess excellent written and oral communication skills * Possess proficient skill level of Microsoft Office * Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff, including upper management * Ability to operate the following laboratory equipment: Balances, Gas Chromatograph, Autotitrator, ICP, Refractometer, Density meter, Karl-Fisher moisture tester, Infrared Spectrophotometer, laboratory mixers, Aqua Color tester (Orbeco-Hellige), pH meter (Accumet Basic), Burettes, Pipets and other glassware to perform wet chemistry analyses, portable data logging spectrophotometer. * We will train the incumbent as needed, but the right candidate will have some working knowledge of the above test methods and equipment. * Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference * Read and interpret job related documents and regulatory material daily * Willingness to work overtime and/or weekends as needed **Requirements:** * Associates Degree in Chemistry (or closely related field) or 3+ years of working experience in a lab environment. * Chemical distribution experience a plus * Knowledge of wet chemistry test methods * Employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation and pre-employment drug screening * Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. If you are qualified for and interested in this role, please apply today! Job Type: Full-time Salary: $20.00 to $23.00 /hour If you are interested in this role, please reach out to Danielle and Erin at dmetcalf@meador.Com and emccallister@meador.Com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Meador Staffing Services US-90, Houston, TX, USA Full time