Do you want a job where your talents can be recognized, and your career elevated?  Do you want to be part of an intelligent and diverse team of individuals?  If so, submit a resume today!  We are currently recruiting for an Entry Level Analytical Chemist with a fantastic company that has been established for 30 years and which services over 40 countries around the world! If you want to work for a company that uses top of the line, state of the art technology and you take pride in knowing you are helping to provide a service to an international audience, submit your resume ASAP!

The Entry Level Analytical Chemist position is a full-time temp to hire position in Santa Maria, CA. Hours are 10am to 6:30pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 9am to 6pm Saturdays. The rate of pay is between $28 to $30/hr.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine pesticide residue testing and analysis of foods and environmental samples.
  • Utilize analytical techniques and instrumentation such as tandem mass spectrometers in gas and liquid chromatography, single quadrupole mass spectrometers, and other specific detectors.
  • Perform calibration and maintenance on instruments to ensure it is operating within set guidelines.
  • Handle chemicals such as solvents and acids in sample extractions and reagent preparation.
  • Prepare chemical reagents and pesticide solutions as required in the analysis.
  • Resolve/separate, identify and quantify unknowns and target compounds accurately by utilizing available instrumentation.
  • Verify and validate new analytical methods especially for non-routine work.
  • Execute standard operating procedures (SOPs) and test methods.
  • Follow & perform Quality Control (QC) procedures – run QC samples as described in the QC schedule.
  • Utilize good laboratory practices and safety within the laboratory.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field
  • Knowledge of LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, GC-MS, GC
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Excellent Math and computer skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds
  • Clean DMV record
  • Open and flexible work schedule, including late evenings, weekends and/or overtime

Excel Personnel Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Excel is governed based on merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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