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Microbac Laboratories, Inc. Department Manager - Metals in Pittston, Pennsylvania

Tracking Code1162-899Job DescriptionABOUT MICROBACMicrobac serves our clients with the utmost expertise and respect for their market requirements, constraints and challenges. We embody a company-wide commitment to exceptional customer experience, which has been refined over nearly 50 years of trusted, analytical and measurement experience.Through our network of laboratories, offices, and field services, we have the flexibility to meet the unique requirements for each client, project and scope.As a privately held third-party testing company, Microbac operates with a commitment to safety, quality and compliance. Our diverse work portfolio includes broad accreditation offerings and tested insights across the environmental, food and nutrition and life science markets.JOB SUMMARYWe are currently seeking a full-time Wet chemistry Department Manager for our lab in Pittston, PA. This position is responsible for supervising department operations.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSResponsible for supervising department staffFollowing established SOP's and adhering to state, federal and other accrediting body requirements, prepare and process samples, and collect information about the composition of substances to support the analytical testing needs of clients, for such purposes as quantitative analysis, and product developmentPrepare necessary standards, solutions, reagents, and samples for sample analysesUtilize specialized laboratory equipment and instrumentation to process and analyze samplesPerform equipment and instrumentation set upAccurately record observations and data and basic interpretation of dataMaintain the integrity of procedures and record professional activity for peer reviewMonitor and address sample backlog issuesMaintain accurate, up to date logs, notebooks and equipment recordsPerform necessary laboratory administrative functions such as filing paperwork, photocopying, reviewing of data, and entering data into computerized LIMSComply with and promote Safety, and Quality programsMINIMUM REQUIREMENTSA person with a bachelor's degree in the chemical, environmental, physical or biological sciences, or engineering, with at least twenty-four (24) college semester credit hours in chemistry and at least two (2) years of appropriate experience in environmental analysis of representative wet chemistry analytes for which the laboratory is approved or seeking approval..and.nbsp; A masters or earned doctoral degree in one of the above disciplines may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.Basic knowledge of principles, terminology, practices, techniques and instrumentation commonly used in a laboratory setting.Ability to effectively prioritize work and manage time to meet deadlines and rush ordersComputer literacyAbility to work with delicate laboratory equipmentAbility to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formatsExperience with wet chemistry instruments, flow injection, spectroscopy. Gravimetric methods.Knowledge of EPA methodologies is requiredVeteran Friendly EmployerMicrobac is an Equal Opportunity Employer .and.ndash; Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender IdentityJob LocationPittston, Pennsylvania, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/RegularAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status.