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  • Job reference: RMS0098746

Laboratory Technician

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/08/2011
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The Company:
Our major oil and gas client is seeking a Laboratory Technician for a 1 - 2 year opportunity in Houston.

The Role:
Perform sample preparation and precision elemental analyses in conformance with established procedures for a) metals by DCP, ICP, ICP-MS, AA, XRF, b) CHNS analyses, c) standard ASTM titrations and d) physical property testing. 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.

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