Physical Science Technician
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Chicago, IL 60664
XLA is looking for a Physical Science Technician to support our customer in Chicago, IL. The Technician shall be capable of providing administrative support. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
+ Maintains inventory of and cleans/distributes laboratory glassware to various groups within the laboratory.
+ Identifies and selects the appropriate process from many alternatives to adjust or deviate from standard work methods based on situations and conditions in a laboratory or at a field site.
+ Performs data reduction and analysis using mathematical computations, plot charts, and other technical methods.
+ Follows well-established work methods but uses independent judgment to resolve problems.
+ Prepares reagents and performs reliability testing; prepares internal standard, calibrant and quality control solutions; and operates laboratory instrumentation (balances, gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers, mass spectrometers and liquid chromatographs) for the collection of data in support of performance verification, method validation, and reference material verification.
+ Performs procedures consisting of a large number of precise steps for gathering reliable data.
+ Prepares laboratory samples for analysis by using methods such as grinding, filtration, centrifugation, thin-section cutting and polishing, blending, and splitting. Selects appropriate test procedures for a number of different sample types and matrices. Applies various metallurgical, instrumental, and wet chemistry analysis procedures.
+ Uses equipment to take readings, and records and analyzes data, noting the presence of inconsistencies in the results. Sets up, adjusts, and maintains instrumentation to ensure proper functioning.
+ Operates analytical instruments, such as balances, gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers, mass spectrometers, and liquid chromatographs, to carry out recurring quantitative or qualitative analyses.
+ Maintains detailed laboratory records such as computer database observation records, graphical representations, and spreadsheets showing calculations from laboratory data.
+ Bachelor’s Degree and five years of relevant experience.
+ The ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance.
+ Must be a US Citizen.
Requisition #: 2019-3060
Clearance Required: Yes
Clearance Type: Agency clearance
External Company Name: XLA Associates
External Company URL: http://www.xla.com/
Street: North Central Laboratory