ASSOCIATE TECHNICIAN - Sample Preparation
Southwest Research Institute

San Antonio, Texas


Who We Are:

We are the analytical testing laboratory within the Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Department. We perform a wide variety of regulatory and custom organic, inorganic and radiochemistry testing on water, air, soil, oil and industrial products utilizing scientific instrumentation (e.g. ICP, ICPMS, GCMS, LCMS, IC, Alpha Spectrometry, Gamma Spectrometry) and bench chemistry techniques.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Provide sample preparation support for the Analytical and Environmental Chemistry department.
  • Perform sample preparations, namely digestions and extractions, under a variety of regulated programs and a variety of sample matrices.
  • Communicate well with lab supervisor and project managers to ensure project requirements and deadlines are met.
  • Provide training to others once procedures are mastered.
Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:
  • Use of analytical balances and various volumetric measurement glassware to include graduated cylinders, pipettes, syringes.
  • Glassware washing.
  • Preparation techniques requiring physical activity, i.e. extraction by Separatory Funnel, Soxhlet, CLLE, Sonication, digestion by Microwave, Heating Block.
  • Record keeping of laboratory procedures in electronic notebooks and LIMS.
  • Read and follow instructions with minimal supervision.
  • Attention to detail and maintain complete laboratory records. Schedule tasks to meet a number of concurrent projects.
Requirements:
  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some college chemistry is preferred.
  • 0-2 years: Experience in a lab environment
  • 0-2 years: Familiarity with environmental test methods.
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Requirements:

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering home page.

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