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  • Job reference: RMS0161389

Lab Technician

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/10/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/10/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A major oil and gas operator

The Role:
-Perform sample preparation and precision elemental analyses in conformance with established procedures for metals using ICP, ICP-MS, AA, & XRF instrumentation.
-Lab operations include instrument setup, calibration, troubleshooting, basic maintenance, as well as extensive sample prep (precision dilutions, digestions, fusions, microwave, ash, etc.) and associated general lab responsibilities (materials ordering, waste handling, housekeeping, cleaning, clerical, etc.).
-Reporting of results including 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, concentrated acids and sample materials.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum two year degree (does not have to be in chemistry) and general laboratory experience required.
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