• GC Analyst

    Job Locations US-LA-Lafayette
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a GC Analyst for our Environmental division in our organics department. This will involve the analysis of samples using both GC and GCMS and assisting in the extractions area for sample prep.


    • Analysis of samples using a gas chromatograph for multiple test methods included, but not limited to, 8021, 8015, EPH and VPH
    • 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
    • Assist in the extractions department as needed. Will be required to learn prep tests and complete DOCs for each test in order to be ready to assist
    • 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)
    • Proficient in MS Office

    Company Overview

    Element is the best and most trusted testing partner in the world providing high value, critical services to the Aerospace, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Fire & Building Products and Infrastructure & Environmental sectors, where failure is not an option.


    Our purpose is a simple one. We make certain that all of the materials, products and devices we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe in their end application; are of marketable quality; are compliant with all relevant industry standards and regulations and are ultimately fit for purpose.


    Element’s expanded network of over 6,000 Engaged Experts are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.

    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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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