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Lab Chemist III - Dolton,IL

Location: Dolton, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 20, 2022
Category: Chemical Tech & Management
Job ID: 80441

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental services for the small quantity generator market.   Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has waste disposal facilities and service locations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico.   We offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits including health, dental, life insurance, 401K, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more. We offer a drug free work environment and require a pre-employment drug screen. All Applicants are subject to pre-employment security background checks, and some positions may require pre-employment physical fitness for duty tests.   The Lab Chemist III is responsible for the non-routine analysis of samples to determine their chemical and physical properties.   RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times.
  • Performs non-routine analysis of samples following prescribed procedures, with the ability to solve minor problems.
  • Calibrates and utilizes basic instrumentation, with the understanding of the underlying theories.
  • Maintenance of equipment, suggests solutions to problems.
  • Completes all paperwork associated with the analyses in a neat and timely fashion (ex., calibration logs, run logs, etc.).
  • Ensures that all work meets applicable QA/QC guidelines.
  • Supply management in their area of responsibility.
  • Proper management of waste generated as a result of analytical procedures.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment that is in compliance with all applicable OSHA regulations as well as all applicable company Health and Safety and Compliance protocols.
  • Works under the general direction of more senior members of the laboratory.
  • Trains less senior members of the laboratory.
  • Performs training and other aspects of Chemical Hygiene Plan as directed by Lab Manager or Supervisor.
  • Reviews all applicable laboratory SOPs, annually, and scores a satisfactory score on SOP quizzes.
  • Adhere to all applicable CHES policies and CHES SOPs
  • Performs job functions in compliance with the company standard:  Clean Compliance
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management and will be required by the needs of the Clean Harbors business.
  EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Bachelors in Chemistry or related science preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Applicable local, state or federal laboratory testing credentials.
  • Solid understanding of math, chemistry and chemical testing.
  • DOT training.
  • 24 or 40 hour OSHA training and annual updates
  • Good organizational skills, decisiveness and initiative.
  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs from the ground to your waist
  • Climb up and down vertical ladders
  • Capable of reaching out, over and down exerting a force
  • 20/20 eyesight corrected or uncorrected - depth perception is critical
  • 10 pushups, deep knee squats and sit-ups (to determine if fit)
  • Good hand/eye coordination
  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug screen.  Some positions also require a pre-hire medical exam.  Must meet all work eligibility requirements. Environmentally-responsible business. *CH *SK
 
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