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Western Environmental
Testing Laboratory
Wet Chemistry Scientist I

POSITION SUMMARY: This is an Entry to Mid- level position performing a variety of laboratory procedures using established methods and techniques under general guidance. This position is part of a flexible and dynamic team that works together to meet challenging demands that are essential to our clients’ operations. Previous work or education in chemistry, environmental science, microbiology, or a related field is preferred but we will happily train an enthusiastic and promising candidate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & BASIC DUTIES:

  • Wet Chemistry Scientists are responsible for testing and/or preparation activities and other tasks as necessary in a laboratory environment.
  • Must be able to perform a variety of laboratory procedures using established methods and techniques under general guidance.
  • Primary duties include the analysis of water and soil samples with microbiological and bench/wet chemistry tests and the proper maintenance and operation of the laboratory equipment.
  • Secondary duties include assisting other team members in inorganic procedures.
  • Data logbooks must be maintained and data is also entered into our LIMS.
  • Wet Chemistry Scientists clean, disinfect and maintain laboratory workspace and equipment.
  • Prepare samples for analysis using distillation and digestion techniques. May include soil prep using sample crushers.
  • Analyzing samples for contaminants using various laboratory equipment (analytical balances, pipettes, filtration, pH meter, FIA, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, etc.)
  • Setting and reading samples for microbiology tests (BOD, various coliforms, SRB and IRB, etc.)
  • Ensuring QC passes and data is properly recorded and entered into the computer LIMS
  • Maintaining and operating laboratory equipment
  • Training on bench methods and assisting other team-members

WET CHEMISTRY METHOD/TEST RESPONSIBILITIES (Example):

  • Acidity; auto-titrator
  • Alkalinity; auto-titrator
  • MBAS
  • FDS
  • Settleable Solids
  • TDS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:

Knowledge of commonly used lab concepts, practices and procedures and relies on instructions, pre-established guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to perform functions of the job.

  • Ability to perform and complete assigned task by due date
  • Ability to complete assigned duties as described by SOP
  • Passes internal quizzes
  • Able to achieve acceptable recovery in quarterly blind QC (PE) samples
  • Ability to keep a clean and orderly workspace
  • Ability to follow Quality Assurance Plan
  • Ability to follow Safety Program
  • Positive staff feedback, collaborative, respectful
  • MS Office Suite

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science or related field (preferred)
  • 0-1 years of experience or non-degreed with 1-3 years of experience.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:

Physical Demands:The essential functions of the position may require frequent sitting, finger dexterity in both hands, near/far visual acuity, depth perception, field of vision accommodation and color vision; occasional bending, lifting/carrying of 10lbs or less, light grasping with non-dominant hand, firm/strong grasping with both hands; requires seldom reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, climbing, pushing/pulling, and lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs. *Examples Only.

Mental Demands: The essential functions of the position require the ability to read and write simple material, have simple math skills, and the ability to perform simple and complex tasks; complete forms, perform clerical tasks, compile, information, work with precision, follow instructions, meet time requirements, memorization and problem-solving skills, and use of independent judgment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Overtime and occasional weekend or holiday work may be required. The ideal candidate will have great attention to detail and will be friendly, flexible, team-oriented, and able to multi-task. Final candidate must pass a pre-hire background check and drug testing. The Wet Chemistry Scientist I is responsible for recording observations and measurements and reporting results.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $20.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sparks, NV 89431: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Laboratory experience: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

Western Environmental Testing Laboratory (WETLAB) with locations in Sparks, Elko, and Las Vegas, Nevada is a full service, fun, and fast-paced client-oriented environmental testing laboratory. WETLAB sets itself apart from the usual environmental laboratory by providing superior customer service and we pride ourselves on developing lasting client relationships. WETLAB is currently accepting resumes for a Client Services Specialist in our Sparks, NV laboratory. We ask that all potential candidates reply to this posting and include their resume.

Job Title: Sample Control

Reports to: Sample Control Lead

Job Description:

This position is part of a flexible and dynamic team that works together to meet challenging demands that are essential to our clients’ operations. Primary duties include: processes sample receiving, sample login, sample splitting/preservation, constructs bottle kits, makes acid vials, maintains coolers, assisting with Project Management functions including (but not limited to) issuing of reports, database uploads, invoicing, and pre-project planning. corresponds with clients via email, phone, and in-person to ensure client satisfaction. Candidate also assists with receiving inventory, driving courier routes, and will answer basic client questions, as needed. The ideal candidate will have great attention to detail, will be friendly, flexible, and team-oriented. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs frequently and willing to work overtime when required. Final candidate must pass a pre-hire background check and must have and maintain a clean driving record.

Performance Measures:

Meet Daily/Weekly/Monthly Standards

Performs and completes assigned task by due date

Excellent client feedback

Completes assigned duties as described by SOP

Maintain supply stock in working area(s)

Keep a clean or orderly workspace

Follow Quality Assurance Plan

Follow Safety Program

Experience Requirements:

This is an entry level position requiring a high school diploma and 0-2 years of experience in a Customer Service, Chemistry, or another related field. A B.S. degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, or related subject is preferred, but not required. Must have and keep a clean driver’s license, pass a drug test and background check. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs frequently. Stand, sit walk or drive for extended periods. Some weekend work or over time may be required.

$17.00 – $18.00 per hour D.O.E. (Non – Exempt Employee)

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance $15/month! (*)

401 K with Company Match (*)

(*) Full-Time Employees only. Full-time employes are defined as permanent, non-seasonal staff who are scheduled and work 32 or more hours per week.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sparks, NV 89431: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

Benefits

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

POSITION SUMMARY: Entry level position in the Laboratory Department performing a variety of laboratory procedures using established methods and techniques under immediate supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & BASIC DUTIES:

Chromatography Laboratory Scientist 1 (GS 1) is responsible primarily responsible for preparing samples for laboratory analysis and other tasks as necessary in a Chromatography Group. Perform a variety of laboratory procedures using established methods and techniques under immediate supervision. GS 1 operates may operate instrumentation and/or conducts experiments under immediate supervision. GS 1 is responsible for recording observations and measurements and reports results. GS 1 cleans, disinfects and maintains laboratory workspace and equipment. This is an entry level position and requires 0-2 years of experience in an environmental laboratory or related field. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures and relies on instructions, pre-established guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to perform functions of the job. GS 1 works under immediate supervision. This is an entry level position that requires a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, or related field with 0-1 years of experience or non-degreed with 1-3 years of experience.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Meets daily standard requirements – reviewed weekly with Group Lead (or designee)
  • Meet order due dates – daily updates with Group Lead (or designee) to determine sample needs for the work day
  • Maintains acceptable attendance record – as set forth in the WETLAB Employee Handbook
  • Participates in, and maintains a safe workplace
  • Produces high quality data, continuously working to minimize errors, always following laboratory Standard Operating Procedures and policies

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:

  • MS Office
  • Performs and completes assigned task by due date
  • Completes assigned duties as described by SOP
  • Keep a clean or orderly workspace
  • Follow Quality Assurance Plan
  • Follow Safety Program
  • Reliable and punctual attendance
  • Glassware cleaning
  • Prepare laboratory reagents according to SOP

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

Coursework chemistry, biology, environmental science or related field (preferred)

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

N/A

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:

Physical Demands: The essential functions of the position may require frequent sitting, finger dexterity in both hands, near/far visual acuity, depth perception, field of vision accommodation and color vision; occasional bending, lifting/carrying of 10lbs or less, light grasping with non-dominant hand, firm/strong grasping with both hands; requires seldom reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, climbing, pushing/pulling, and lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs. *Examples Only

Mental Demands: The essential functions of the position require the ability to read and write simple material, have simple math skills, and the ability to perform simple and complex tasks; complete forms, perform clerical tasks, compile, information, work with precision, follow instructions, meet time requirements, memorization and problem-solving skills, and use of independent judgment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Overtime and occasional weekend or holiday work may be required. The ideal candidate will have great attention to detail and will be friendly, flexible, team-oriented, and able to multi-task. Final candidate must pass a pre-hire background check and drug testing. The Wet Chemistry Scientist I is responsible for recording observations and measurements and reporting results.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $20.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sparks, NV 89431: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Laboratory experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Western Environmental Testing Laboratory (WETLAB) with locations in Sparks, Elko, and Las Vegas, Nevada is a full service, fun, and fast-paced client-oriented environmental testing laboratory. WETLAB sets itself apart from the usual environmental laboratory by providing superior customer service and we pride ourselves on developing lasting client relationships. WETLAB is currently accepting resumes for Team Lead in the Chromatography laboratory in our Sparks, NV facility. We ask that all potential candidates reply to this posting and include their resume.

If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a rewarding adventure and opportunity, join us now in our quest to provide superior customer service and valuable data for environmental solutions!

WETLAB is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. WETLAB makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time in accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.

Job Description:

The Chromatography Team Lead performs a variety of laboratory procedures using established methods and techniques. Chromatography Team Lead supervises and works alongside Laboratory Technicians and Scientists in their daily operations and tasks. Chromatography Team Lead conducts experiments, some moderately complex and conducts and interprets routine laboratory data. Chromatography Team Lead cleans, disinfects and maintains laboratory workspace and equipment. Chromatography Team Lead has extensive knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures. Chromatography Team Lead relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and performs a variety of tasks. Chromatography Team Lead leads and directs the work of others and requires a wide degree of creativity and latitude. Chromatography Team Lead will ensure daily operations are being completed in a correct and timely manner. Chromatography Team Lead will manage projects and act a senior scientist and assist other Team Leads and less-experienced analysts. The ideal candidate will have great attention to detail and will be friendly, flexible, team-oriented, and able to multi-task. Other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will lead a flexible and dynamic team that works together to meet challenging demands that are essential to our clients’ operations. Primary duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Daily Standard adherence, ensure group has tools needed to perform their work, track group working stock and communicate supply needs to Assistant Laboratory Manager.
  • Meet with group daily to prioritize daily tasks and production requirements.
  • Perform monthly 1-2-1 meetings with group members and provide feedback.
  • Plan, schedule and track individual training progression, coordinate with other Group Leads to determine cross-functional training opportunities and/or assist with production with production needs.
  • Ensure coverage for employee absences.
  • Maintain data logbooks and ensure results are entered/uploaded into LIMS.

Education and Experience

  • This is a mid – level supervisory position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or related field or 7 years of laboratory experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous work in an environmental or geochemistry laboratory with any of the following methods: EPA 1664, 180.1, 410.4, SM2120B, 2540G, 2540E, 2540B, 2540C, 2540D, SM 4500-O G, 4500-P E, 5210B, 5540C or work in an environmental microbiology laboratory would also be relevant.

Performance Measures:

  • Performs and completes assigned task by due date
  • Completes assigned duties as described by SOP
  • Act as a leader and senior scientist
  • Must have project management skills
  • Ensures less-experienced analysts are meeting deadlines and quality standards
  • Keep a clean and orderly workspace
  • Follow Quality Assurance Plan
  • Follow Safety Program
  • Assist in management duties such as performance reviews
  • Must be able to be an effective leader in absence of Assistant Laboratory Manager

Compensation: $25-30 DOE (Non-Exempt Employee)

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance for full-time employees at $15/month
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • 401k with Company Match

Working Conditions: Indoors, temperature-controlled laboratory environment.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, dayshift. Overtime and occasional weekend or holiday work may be required.

Other Requirements: Employment background check and drug screen.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sparks, NV 89431: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Laboratory experience: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person