Incitec Pivot Limited
Position Title: Chemical Lab Specialist
Function: Laboratory, Region: USA, Location: Cheyenne, WY
Date Updated: 4/5/13
Works closely with the other Chemical Lab Specialists and plant to ensure the smooth and effective operation of the production facility and lab. The Chemical Lab Specialist performs routine analyses of product shipment samples, storage samples, and plant process stream samples in order to assure quality and process control.
External Customers: Nitrogen/oxidizer products and CO2 customers.
Internal Customers: Provides laboratory and analytical support to operations, engineering, and maintenance processes and personnel.
Education: BS in Chemistry, or related scientific discipline with applicable experience.
Experience: Analytical laboratory experience is preferred
Technical: Experience with wet chemistry methods, chromatography (HPLC and GC), spectroscopy, and other laboratory instrumentation.
The completion of a college level analytical and instrumentation course is highly desirable.
Interpersonal Behavior/Capabilities and Leadership skills: Ability to work well with coworkers with varying backgrounds including peers, operations, engineering, and management. Must be self motivated with a strong ability to multi task.
Laboratory/Plant Processes: Must be able to learn and understand the basic operations of the manufacturing plant in order to support them with laboratory analysis. Must be able to become an expert on laboratory instrumentation and processes.
Other: A strong commitment to laboratory safety, a basic understanding of laboratory standard operating procedures, and good laboratory practices.
Ensure compliance with applicable Company HSE Performance Standards, as well as applicable acts and regulations
80% run daily laboratory samples
-GC, HPLC, Carl Fisher, Particle Size Analysis, Wet Chemistry
10% Lab instrument maintenance
-Perform preventative maintenance on laboratory instruments
-Perform routine maintenance on laboratory instruments
-Troubleshoot issues with laboratory instruments and work with I&E and external contractors to fix
5% Administrative duties
-OT and on call coordination, Inventory, Supply ordering, Update and develop laboratory SOP’s
-BEx initiative support (5S in lab, etc.), CO2 coordination, Act as a resource for all audits and inspections involving laboratory processes
5% Special projects as assigned
-Vacation coverage for other Chem Lab Specialist
-Rotating on-call responsibility
-Help discover developments in new lab technology and methods
Decision Making Authority:
Ability to recommend lab equipment and vendors
The ability to be a key contributor to our business excellence initiative