Element Materials Technology

GC/MS Analyst

Job Locations US-LA-Lafayette


Element has an opportunity for a GC/MS Analyst to join our rapidly expanding team. As a member of the operations team, the GC/MS Analyst position performs a variety of routine and non-routine testing assignments within the department assigned and insures timely and accurate test results under direct supervision.  The GC/MS Analyst position must be proficient in a number of core business skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.



  • Analysis of samples using Gas chromatography (GC) and Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for multiple test methods included, but not limited to, Volatile Organics Compounds (VOCs) and Semi-Volatile Organics Compounds (SVOCs), TO-15, etc
  • Loading instruments with required QC and samples, review of data generated and importing to the LIMS system
  • Perform tasks pertaining to the analysis of samples including, but not limited to, preparation of standards and solutions, extruding encores, accurately preparing dilutions, meet holding times, organizing and de-cluttering the area on a regular basis and detailed documentation
  • Must be knowledgeable of the relevant manuals and SOPs to insure strict adherence of all procedures
  • Equipment maintenance, which includes inspection and replacement of consumable parts
  • Wash glassware and perform tasks in required manner when necessary
  • Follow all safety procedures and policies which include the use of lab coats, gloves and safety glasses at all times when in the lab
  • Cross train in other areas as well as assisting throughout the lab when needed
  • Weekend and holiday work is possible as needed

Skills / Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental (Bachelor's degree a plus)
  • 2 plus years of experience in a lab environment
  • Experience with GC or GC- Mass Spec (a plus)
  • Familiar with EPA methods (5035, 624/8260, 625/8270, TO-15, etc.), QA/QC and TNI standards
  • Proficient in MS Office


Physical Demands:

  • Frequency of required physical force: Minimum (moderate)
  • Lifting requirements: lifting <50 lbs. often and >50 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50+lbs periodically


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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