Sparks (775) 355-0202 | Elko (775) 777-9933 | Las Vegas (702) 475-8899
Sparks (775) 355-0202
Elko (775) 777-9933
Las Vegas (702) 475-8899
Western Environmental
Testing Laboratory
Organics Analyst
Organics Analyst

Western Environmental Testing Laboratory (WETLAB) with locations in Sparks, Elko, and Las Vegas, Nevada is full service, fun, and fast-paced client oriented environmental testing laboratory. We have developed products and services specific to the western United States to better meet our customer’s needs. 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 an Organics Analyst in our Sparks, NV laboratory. Please review the job description below. All potential candidates may reply to this posting and include their resume.

Job Title: Organics GC Analyst

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Job Description:
Organics analysts perform a variety of laboratory procedures using established methods and techniques. Organics Analysts operate complex instrumentation and/or conducts complex experiments. Must be familiar and have experience with GC/MS, GC/FID, GC/ECD, TOC analysis, SPE and other extractions required for GC analysis. Analyst is responsible for recording observations and measurements and reports results. Analyst cleans, disinfects, and maintains laboratory workspace and equipment. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the laboratory and client services. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Some analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are a requirement of this position. Must have some understanding of process and workflow. Manual dexterity required. Must be able to perform some repetitive tasks with accuracy and precision. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel). Experience with LIMS an asset. Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances and shows respect towards others and towards company principles. Excellent time management skills which includes the ability to balance multiple projects concurrently (with different deadlines) and arrange the resources necessary to accomplish them. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, or related field with experience as a GC analyst.

Performance Measures:
Prepare and analyze samples according to WETLAB SOPs using instrumentation specific to the department and analytical methodologies.
Performs and completes assigned task by due date
Works independently and as part of a team to meet daily production targets and ensure hold times and turnaround times are met
Understands and applies basic analytical chemistry principles.
Makes standards and reagents as required and documents work appropriately.
Uses and updates LIMS to track and manage workload.
Applies technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples.
Calibrates instrumentation.
Processes and reports analytical results.
Updates and loads work into LIMS. Uses LIMS for appropriate background (historical) information.
Uses technical judgment to determine the appropriate analytical approach for various sample matrices.
Appropriately uses lab applications.
Tracks instrument quality control.
Keep a clean or orderly workspace
Follow Quality Assurance Plan
Follow Safety Program

Physical Demands:
Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks for sustained periods of time.
Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position to position.
Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner. Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.
Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Work Conditions:
Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule
Longer hours, evenings and/or weekend work will be necessary frequently as job duties demand

Compensation:
$18 to $22 per hour/DOE
Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
401 K with Company Match