Battelle Memorial Institute Laboratory Technician (Demil Tech III) in Pueblo, Colorado
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We are currently seeking a Laboratory Technician (Demil Tech III) . This position located in Richmond, KY.
The Demil Technician III acts as a skilled technician in accordance with applicable policies and non-routine procedures to complete laboratory hazardous waste management and processing, sample collection, and general laboratory tasks. Candidate may communicate directly with client and other technical representatives and provides in-depth reports for manager is a clear and concise manner.
Responsible for the management of wastes generated because of laboratory operations until turnover to Operations waste management personnel
Tracks age of laboratory wastes & notifies lab manager & project waste manager when age reaches preset limits
Performs laboratory hazardous material inventory verification
Conducts housekeeping activities including glassware washing, sweeping, mopping, & bench cleaning as directed by the laboratory operations manager or shift manager
Assists with routine support analyses including pH analyses, titrations, & simple gravimetric analyses as trained
Maintains document records for SAA & 90-day storage areas in compliance with applicable RCRA, KDEP, EPA, & local regulations
Responsible for day-to-day collection, chain of custody initiation & transport of various laboratory & plant samples for the BGCAPP laboratory
Ensures adequate sample containers & ancillary equipment is on hand to support sampling operations
Demonstrates knowledge of theory behind waste, wastewater & solids sampling by creatively identifying solutions & correctly interpreting observations.
Startups, operates & maintains specialized analytical equipment such as burets, pH meters, & centrifuges in support of routine & semi-routine wet chemistry analyses.
Perform extractions of environmental or process samples to include GB & VX hydrolysate, hydrolysate organics, TSS, & TDS in support as dictated by sample workflows. Effectively prioritizes work assignments & schedules for adapting workflow requirements to maximize efficiency.
Performs re-conditioning of used DAAMS tubes in preparation for reuse.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (continued):
Performs & maintains records for the inspection & testing of lab safety devices to verify accuracy, applicability, & reasonableness of using established practices.
Prepares non-agent calibration, challenge or reagent solutions used to validate analytical methods or supports routine analytical analysis.
Supports the BGCAPP safety culture by working safely in accordance with procedures & by enforcing a safe work environment
Develops, operates & maintains the laboratories hazardous waste management program for waste accumulation or <90-day sites in accordance with local, State & Federal regulations, with minimal supervision, using creativity & initiative to resolve undocumented technical challenges.
Serves as the laboratories subject matter expert & demonstrates knowledge of theory behind hazardous waste regulations & standards by correctly administering waste codes & interpreting characterization results as required by the Project.
Develops hazardous waste profiles, administers waste codes & labeling for complex lab matrices where considerable judgment is required to support final disposition of waste materials.
Assist chemical hygiene officer in development of the HAZCOM program for the lab & maintains Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) inventory. This includes initiation of approval using Project databases, tracking, trending & issuance of products for use to laboratory personnel.
Performs routine analysis in support of waste characterizations to verify accuracy, applicability, & reasonableness of project work to meet project technical requirements & laboratory data quality objectives.
Provides technical input into the development & control of the laboratory waste management scope for improving or implementing new approaches, cost reductions, equipment justifications & schedule parameters to BGCAPP management.
During the first 5 months in this position, must achieve & maintain qualifications in required subject areas in accordance with BGCAPP procedure (Laboratory Training Plan).
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
High School Diploma or equivalent required with 1-3 years of chemical laboratory, waste handling, and sample collection experience. Associates degree or higher with 6 months of hazardous waste handling, sample collection, and laboratory experience preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge in toxic material handling, sample collection techniques, and wet chemistry and EPA methods (8260, 8270, 9045, 9012, 8081, and 6020) highly desirable.
Excellent PC skills with database entry and management (e.g. Windows OS, MS Office Suite) required.
Self-initiative and ability to work independently.
Ability to prioritize, schedule and organize work.
During the first 5 months in this position, must achieve and maintain qualifications in required subject areas in accordance with BGCAPP procedure (Laboratory Training Plan).
BGCAPP is subject to Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety Program and AR190-59 Unescorted Access Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. Employees must favorably complete a series of screenings to include but not limited to: A National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, drug/alcohol testing and medical examination.
BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule. This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends or holidays. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. Respiratory screening and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be required for this position. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required.
Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities. This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts (8-12 hours nominally), including weekends and holidays.
Drug-free workplace; urine testing for drugs is mandatory.
This position involves work near or with toxic and hazardous materials and requires ability to wear protective clothing/mask. Must be clean-shaven; must wear seat belts when driving or riding in vehicles on post.
The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.
Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.
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