Analytical Chemist I-1

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Analytical Chemist I-1

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department

Feed & Fert Control Service

Proposed Minimum Salary

$22.56 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Analytical Chemist I, under supervision, analyzes products using a variety of methodologies.
Responsibilities:
-Analyzes products using a variety of methodologies (i.e., orders supplies, prepares reagents and samples, conducts testing, evaluates and summarizes results, enters data) and adheres to related Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC) standard operating procedures (SOPs).
-Operates scientific and laboratory apparatus and equipment. Coordinates service calls for equipment and facilities maintenance.
-Uses computer equipment for controlling equipment and compiling data.
-Completes routine and preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
-Promotes workplace safety. Uses personal protective equipment while working with hazardous materials.
-Reviews and/or modifies existing methods to improve laboratory efficiency and accuracy. Uses technical resources for self-improvement and enhancing laboratory methodology.
-Prepares technical communications, such as SOPs, summaries, and/or presentations.
-Performs developmental and verification work for methods and processes for which no routine written method exists.
-Testifies and gives depositions for administrative hearings and court cases.
Education and Experience:
-Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Physical Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-One year of related experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of a wide variety of laboratory equipment, collecting samples, performing analyses, chemical procedures, data entry, and computer records. Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and safety practices.
-Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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