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Analytical Chemist

Job Title
Analytical Chemist
Job ID
27130158
Location
Dexter,  MI 48130
Other Location
Description

Analytical Chemist

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Analytical Chemist will collaborate with the team of engineers and use the tools and staff of the Client Laboratory to produce accurate and timely analysis of results from processes developed to separate value added components from both petroleum and biological based fluids.  This individual will be responsible for A) Provide thorough technical support and guidance for the separations business, including product sales and development.  B) Development, documentation and oversight of analytical methodologies used in the evaluation or characterization of oils from various biological and petroleum-based sources. 

 

FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, document, and oversee the use of analytical methodologies used in the evaluation or characterization of oils from various biological and petroleum-based sources. 
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm to engage existing industrial process knowledge and build upon the team’s strengths.
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists to develop separation schemes and evaluate these schemes within the laboratory setting.
  • Use or direct the use of GC-MS, GC-FIDs, HPLCs, FTIR, UV-VIS, Karl Fisher, Particle Size Counters, etc.
  • Manage samples from existing and new clients, up to 30 samples per day, within CRM software.  Initiate and develop database repository of client data.
  • Identify and utilize external contract laboratories as needed.
  • Edit, update and create Standard Operating Procedures used in the lab.
  • Communicate findings to external clients.
  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of laboratory
  • Comply with all aspects of laboratory safety and the Client Safety Program.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics.

 

Marginal Functions:

Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

 

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • Sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, grasping, talking, and hearing.
  • Must concentrate mental and visual attention closely on work, coordinating manual dexterity with mental and visual attention for sustained periods.
  • Concentrated attention with the ability to judge distance and space relationships, identify and distinguish colors and bring objects within 20 inches into clear focus.
  • Light physical demand with lifting of negligible (5 lb.) objects by hand.

 

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

Inside conditions with exposure to physical hazards (chemicals) and adverse atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dust, gases, acids).  Protective equipment that may be required includes: safety glasses, gloves, goggles, lab coat, chemical proof shoes, respirator, and/or mask.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education:

Requires a Bachelors degree in Chemistry or related field.

 

Experience:

Requires a minimum of 3-5 years experience as in Chemistry related field. Experience with applications in the oil, lubricant, and/or coolant field is ideal but not necessary.

 

Skills and Abilities, which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly, associated with this position:

  • Demonstrate strong chemistry acumen in use of analytical techniques.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to the area of oil, lubricants and coolants.
  • Knowledgeable in use of FTIR, HPLC, GC, GC-MS, NIR and other laboratory instruments.
  • Ability to work with sales staff in understanding the analysis needed to answer the client’s concerns.
  • Requires a well-organized individual with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to initiate action and solve problems.
  • Ability to work with a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
  • Maintain confidential nature of information to which the position has access.

 

Travel Requirements:

20% potential travel to satellite labs, external contract labs or customer sites.

 

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software and Work Aids, which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly, associated with this position:

Various laboratory instrumentation including but not limited to; HPLC, GC, GC-MS, UV-Vis, and FT-IR.   Understanding of Excel and other software for data management. Computer, printer, various laboratory software, general laboratory equipment, and general office equipment (e.g. copier, fax, etc.).

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