Chemist I

Science Auburn, Alabama


The Chemist I provides clients with accurate and timely analytical data following established methods, analytical procedures and techniques, and proper quality control protocols.  He/she prepares reagents, uses standard analytical glassware and instrumentation, calculates results, reviews work, and records data.

Expected Outcomes
  • Perform analysis according to applicable Standard Operating Practices in conformance with quality control procedures of WESTON.
  • Review backlog and develop work priorities.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of the chemicals, glassware, equipment, and other supplies necessary for the completion of assigned analytical tests. 
  • Follow Health & Safety protocols and standards at all times.  Report any unsafe conditions.
  • Thoroughly document data generated in the performance of assigned work in the appropriate formatted data book and calculate the quality control data in order to verify that the procedure is in control.
  • Perform and document initial data review.  If necessary, take appropriate corrective action in conformance with direction from lab Manager.  Upon completion of data review, enter analytical results and quality control data into reports.
  • Perform  and document preventive and routine instrument/equipment maintenance used during analysis in accordance with maintenance schedule.
  • Generate/complete appropriate reporting forms and data packages in accordance with specific client requirements.
  • Recommend improvements in laboratory practices and analytical system design to enhance quality and/or efficiency.
  • Must be familiar with how to use basic lab equipment; balances, spectrophotometers, pH meters, sonicators, ovens, desiccators, etc.
  • Occasional weekend work as the work lad dictates.
  • Expierence with a GC, IC, and/or Lachat QuickChem 8500 would be preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Bachelor of Science plus 1 to 2 years related experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.