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  • Job reference: RMS0111508

Lab Technician

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/11/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/12/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our major Oil & Gas Client is in need of a Lab Technician in Houston, Texas.

The Role:
Two year degree (does not have to be in chemistry) and general laboratory experience required. Perform sample preparation and precision elemental analyses in conformance with established procedures for a) standard ASTM titrations, b) CHNS analyses, c) Jet fuel testing, d) Karl Fisher water determinations, e) metals by ICP, ICP-MS, AA, XRF. Lab operations include instrument setup, calibration, troubleshooting, maintenance, as well as extensive sample prep (precision dilutions, digestions, fusions, microwave, ash, etc) and associated general lab responsibilities (materials ordering, waste handling, housekeeping, clerical, etc.) Reporting of results include use of various computing programs such as Microsoft Excel and custom applications, including associated interaction with the customer. Analyses require consistent application of standardized QA/QC/ISO protocols involving laboratory preparations and instrument operations, data recording, reagents and calibration standard validation, etc. Assignment requires safe handling of pressurized equipment, high temperatures (muffle furnaces to 750C) reagents, and sample materials.
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