Skills: Laboratory Ops / Tech
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Suwanee, Georgia, United States
In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.
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TITLE: ASTM Laboratory Technician
DEPARTMENT: OCM Operations
REPORTS TO: ASTM Chemist/Lead Chemist
SUMMARY: ASTM Lab Tech will provide in a safe, legal, and ethical manner, the technical expertise and non-routine problem solving abilities needed to support the analytical and testing services of the Laboratory.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Performing chemical tests and analysis of fuel and oil samples by ASTM/ISO and other documented test procedures.
- Revise internal test procedures as new capabilities are added or existing methods are updated.
- Participating in internal and external quality and proficiency programs to include sample analysis and preparation of final reports.
- To devise and apply the methodology for dealing effectively with those special analytical problems for which no published procedures exist.
- Operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as microscopes, centrifuge, agitators, viscometer, chemical balance scales, spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, colorimeter, and other equipment.
- Records test results on standardized forms and writes test reports describing procedures used. Prepares graphs and charts.
- Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment. Calibrates laboratory instruments.
- Prepares chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
- Adds chemicals or raw materials to process solutions or products batches to correct or establish formulation required to meet specifications.
- To adhere to professionalism and to the principles of the scientific method, basing decisions on education, experience, observation, and deduction.
- Participates and takes an active role in management of the facility and workflow
- Assists in monitoring, measuring, and assessing quality assurance practices and protocols for continual improvement.
- Assists where necessary troubleshooting instrumentation problems, calibrations, and quality assurance practices and protocols.
- To carry out the above responsibilities, and all others, which may be assigned, in a manner demonstrating support for and adherence to the Company's Safety Policy and Procedures, Quality Policy and Procedures, Ethics Policy, Environmental Management System, Vision and Strategy, and to exercise good judgment, common sense, and diplomacy in so doing.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Preferred Degree in Scientific Filed, Ideally Chemistry
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to properly interpret technical reports related to chemicals and their properties. Ability to interpret scientific formulas.
REASONING ABILITY: Must be capable of understanding and following technical procedures. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, AND REGISTRATIONS: N/A
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste and smell. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and with explosive material and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risks of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of radiation.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Job Type: Full-time
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