Associate Chemist

Science Lakewood, Colorado


At Weston Solutions, Inc. you will do meaningful work and make valuable contributions.

Employee-ownership at Weston is a path to professional growth and access to diverse opportunities in a highly connected community that works together across key service areas to make a difference in the environment. Weston continues to evolve and adapt to our changing world as a premier provider of environmental and infrastructure services for over sixty years. In both the public and private sectors our teams help identify, solve, mitigate, and manage critical environmental issues to help clients achieve a more sustainable future.

Weston Solutions is seeking a Chemist to support environmental consulting work for our Federal, State, Local and Commercial/Industrial clients. This candidate will provide our clients with accurate and pertinent scientific data according to agreed upon methods, procedures, and techniques. The candidate will support field work and operate mobile field analytical instruments, assist with method development, and calibrate and maintain field equipment. The position may also be on-call periodically to support emergency response projects as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • BS or equivalent in Chemistry and 1-3 years of experience in the environmental field and/or an analytical laboratory environment
  • Experience in analytical method selection, data management, and interpretation.
  • Exposure to various technical and scientific analytical procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, be highly adaptable, flexible, and amenable to working in non-standard environments.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical, and technical writing skills.
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork throughout the U.S. and carry up to 50 lbs. of field gear in challenging conditions including extreme weather conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to work on-call and mobilize into the field with little or no notice.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience maintaining and calibrating laboratory instrumentation, such as GC & GC/MS
  • Experience with EPA and other analytical methods, best laboratory practices, and QA/QC procedures
  • Field instrumentation.  Proficient in the use of various air and water monitoring instruments (PID/FID, multi gas meters, etc.).  Abilities include calibration of field instruments, implementation in field, and interpretation of results.
  • Experience writing technical documents such as Standard Operating Guidance and Procedures
  • Experience with soil, water, air or multi-media sampling strategies and protocols
  • Current OSHA 40-HR HAZWOPER certification desirable but not required

Technical and Operational Scope:

  • Develop field operating procedures and technical documentation related to oil spills, hazardous substance releases, biological agents, chemical warfare agents, radiation, and/or weapons of mass destruction
  • Participate in field work as a member of sampling teams
  • Analyze and interpret analytical data and perform laboratory data review and validation
  • Author, review and revise technical documents and plans including analytical methods, Standard Operating Guidance, and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Calibration and maintenance of a variety of multi-media monitoring and sampling equipment.
  • Exercises judgment on applicability of methods and approaches in use and determines best approaches to problem solving when standard procedures are inadequate.
  • Determines best method of data gathering, database management, and analysis of data to achieve project goals.
  • Consults with outside specialists to obtain most accurate and timely data possible while meeting project specifications and timetables.
  • Occasional travel and outdoor field work at hazardous waste sites.
  • Document field activities and prepare daily and final reports for clients within established budgets and schedule.


We fully invest in our people: Weston provides a generous, comprehensive benefits package program that offers employees high value options with solid financial protection, meeting the personal needs of its people and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with base and matching employer stock contributions.
  • Paid time off including personal, holiday and parental leave.
  • Life and disability plans.
  • Critical illness and accident plans.
  • Work/Life flexibility.
  • Professional development opportunities.


Salary Range: $36,600 - $48,900 - $61,100