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Lab Analyst

Job Description
Summary
To provide accurate and precise chemical analyses at Greenville Metals, Inc. as necessary to support the business activities. Analyses performed will include in-process, control and final sample determinations for melting and/or processing, a variety of incoming materials, outside analytical customer samples, and environmental analyses as required to meet the business, corporate, and EPA requirements. The objective is to provide timely, cost effective, and accurate analytical results using established or developmental procedures. The analyst is responsible for sample preparation, analysis/determination, calculation and reporting of accurate, quality results.
Essential Functions
General:
Follow all safety procedures within the laboratory and plant operations at all times.
Perform other job functions as assigned by Lab Manager.
Maintain a clean and organized workspace.
Effective and professionally communicate all aspects of laboratory functions, both internally and externally.
Effectively troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance for all laboratory equipment to minimize instrument downtime and its impact on production.
Maintain all records, including logbooks, documentation, and appropriate computer backup.
Maintain consumable stock levels to ensure continual operation in the laboratory at all times.
Assist with method and product development and instrument calibration to support analyses.
Maintain received and prepared samples in an organized manner for future reference.
Sample, reagent and standard preparation.
Core:
Perform chemical analysis by varying methodologies including XRF, Leco, AA, ICP, non-chemical testing such as particle size analysis, etc.
Calculate percent compositions for various reference procedures performed in the laboratory and those generated via instrument calibration curves for various types of instrumentation.
Calculate chemical concentrations of standards, reagents, etc.
Perform manual reporting of analytical results when required.
Perform data entry into any of the electronic means utilized by GMI, including Excel spreadsheets and Access databases, the ERP system, etc.
Prepare computer-generated certificates of analysis either manually or through the ERP system
Education and Experience
B.S. in chemistry or related science preferred; A.S. in chemistry accepted with at least three years of prior laboratory experience, or equivalent work experience.
Three years in an industrial or commercial laboratory preferred.
Competencies
Good working knowledge of all MS Office applications and internet applications.
High level of self-motivation to perform and succeed.
Ability to work under minimal supervision and use own initiative.
Strong interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization.
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work effectively.
Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.
Excellent people management skills.
Able to work differing shifts as business requires.
Performs all aspects of the position according to the PCC Code of Conduct.
Additional notes
The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Physical Dimensions
Physical Demands ? The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands ? Must be able to frequently sit, stand with fine hand manipulation, occasionally lift and carry up to 50 lbs, bend/stoop, push/pull, twist, and reach. Frequent use of computer and lab equipment to include hand tools.
Work Environment ? The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works primarily in a climate-controlled environment but may be exposed to chemicals and occasionally to noise, dust and extreme heat.
Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

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