Eurofins Test America is searching for an Analyst V in Sacramento, CAThe Analyst V prepares and analyzes environmental samples according to scientific and EPA methodology in compliance with TestAmerica's Quality Assurance programs and SOP's. Selects approaches for analysis of hazardous materials and complex matrices. Assists clients with technical questions and testing methods. Must be skilled with sophisticated and complex laboratory instruments and software. Must be experienced in method modification and special testing requests. Reports and interprets data for client samples by performing a broad range of analyses using independent selection and adaptation of methods and techniques. Validates and reviews data for accuracy through Level I and II reviews. Uploads laboratory data into LIMS system to generate data packages for submittal to clients. Schedules sample workload according to due dates and sample hold times. Must be knowledgeable of a broad range of laboratory testing equipment requiring the exercise of discretion and judgment in its operation.Analyst V responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead team, schedule, and train employees
Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations
Ensure coverage and performance
Foster morale and teamwork
Performs laboratory procedures requiring advanced knowledge of scientific methods and testing procedures including:
Batching and prepping samples for analysis taking into account special and varied client and QA requirements
Making reagents for sample analysis
Aliquots extracted samples to maximize laboratory productivity
Preparing appropriate standards to ensure compliant data
Determining appropriate analysis methods for a wide variety of organic and inorganic samples using both routine and complex matrices
Operation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory instruments
Scheduling priority of samples to be analyzed to meet deadlines and maintain sample integrity
Uploads data into LIMS system to provide Reporting Department with the necessary information to produce data packages.
Performs Level I review of data to ensure compliance with scientific methods and SOP's.
Monitors refrigerator temperatures
Responsible for performing job functions within TestAmerica EHS and QA standards.
Maintains housekeeping standards for work area.
Inventories and stocks laboratory supplies.
Performs Level II review of data to finalize data for PM's and clients.
Record retention of finalized data.
Updates supervisors and PM's on sample status and analysis issues.
Consults with PM's and clients to clarify nomenclature and analysis results.
Washes and inventories glassware.
Writes NCM's for projects with QA issues.
Purges analyzed samples.
Assists in training new analysts on laboratory procedures.
Assists in other areas of laboratory when needed.
Attends month EHS meetings to stay current with industry safety and waste disposal methods.
Assists with obtaining required licenses and permits as needed.
Performs area safety inspections.
The ideal candidate would possess:
Analytical and/or General Science
Knowledge of scientific methods and method compliance
Strong mathematics background
Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures
Operating and calibrating laboratory instruments
Skilled with computers and laboratory software
Advanced knowledge of laboratory procedures
Laboratory safety rules and chemical hazards
Problem solving skills
Word processing and working with spreadsheets
Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
Strong leadership, initiative, and teambuilding skills
Basic Minimum Qualifications:
BS/BA degree in chemistry or related field.; 3 years laboratory experience may substitute for degree.
Minimum 8-10 years' experience in laboratory, preferably in a production environment
Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Position is full-time, with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Sacramento, CA are encouraged to apply.As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website .Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.