• ICP Chemistry Technician

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity to join our growing team as an ICP Chemistry Technician. This position is responsible for processing ICP-MS samples while following all quality and international standards; including but not limited to calculating results, preparing data packages, and final reports. The candidate must be able to problem solve and operate with limited supervision as well as understand Agilent software for independent operation of the ICP-MS. 



    • Prepare sample for testing following laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
    • Perform testing in accordance with laboratory SOP
    • Perform sample preparation for metallic specimens for testing
    • Ensure equipment used is calibrated and verify the calibration before use
    • Operate ICPMS
    • Prepare solutions, samples and standards for gas lab and X-ray lab for analysis
    • Knowledge of current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and National Aerospace and Defense Contractors
    • Accreditation Program (NADCAP) testing specifications and requirements
    • Monitor consumable supplies and keep inventory of supplies at recommended levels
    • Maintain cleanliness of equipment and assigned area
    • Maintain necessary logbooks/ spreadsheet
    • Responsible for calculating results and QC in proprietary spreadsheet, preparing data packages, and preparing final reports


    Skills / Qualifications

    • BS in Chemistry, experience can supplement different degree
    • Have the ability to work in teams under pressure and flexible to work different working hours (night / day) shifts if required or necessary
    • Good English communication skills: reading, writing, speaking
    • Knowledge and experience of safe operation of testing equipment and operating in an independent / chemistry / consultant laboratory
    • 2-5 years experience with ICPMS metals analyses  
    • Strong computer skills, especially with spreadsheets


    This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services.  U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.


    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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