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Lab Chemist I

Location: Tacoma, WA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2023
Category: Chemist & Chemist Management
Job ID: 119666

Job Description


The Union Lab Chemist at our Tacoma, WA facility will be responsible for the analysis of samples to determine their chemical and physical properties using chromatography and spectroscopy techniques. This position will split time between working in the lab and completing data analysis/data entry.

Shift: Mon-Friday; 12:30pm-9pm, the candidate will need to be able to work a day shift from 6:00 am-2:30 pm for an initial training period of 2-3 months.

Pay Rate: $24.50 Set by Union contract

Why work for Emerald Services?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5;
  • Competitive union pay;
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage;
  • Group 401K program with company matching component;
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career;
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement;
  • Positive and safe work environments.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures Health and Safety is the number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and acting in a safe manner at all times;
  • Ability to prepare labels for verification of samples;
  • Ability to perform all drum verification testing;
  • Ability to perform analysis on outbound railcars for fuel blending and perform data entry;
  • Ability to change a gas cylinder tank;
  • Ability to use Setaflash flash point tester equipment;
  • Ability to perform regular Quality Control on analytical balance, BTU instruments and PH meters;
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment as needed;
  • Properly manage waste generated as a result of analytical procedures;
  • Maintain a safe working environment that complies with all applicable OSHA regulations;
  • Make up reagent solutions;
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by management. 

What does it take to work for Emerald Services?

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (or related science) preferred or 5+ years of laboratory experience required;
  • 1 year of prior experience in a laboratory setting, with GC and/or ICP experience preferred;
  • Excellent communication and organization skills;
  • Proficiency with computer applications;
  • Ability to document, record, and analyze data and information.

Emerald Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clean Harbors, is the leading marine and industrial tank cleaning company and a major recycler of oil and wastewater in the Pacific Northwest. We are a full service environmental partner for automotive, commercial and industrial services that responsibly divert and renew the planet’s waste stream through industrial cleaning and spill response, solvent recycling and disposal, and lastly, used oil collection and repurposing .

We thank all those interested in joining the Emerald team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

Emerald Services, a Clean Harbors company is a Military & Veteran friendly company.


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