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Lab Chemist I

Company: Clean Harbors
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Our Tacoma, WAfacility is Looking for a Lab Chemist I. They will beresponsible for sample preparation, the analysis of samples to determine their chemical and physical properties. This is a traditional, white lab coat position that offers no travel and a flexible schedule! We are looking for an experienced individual with good work ethic.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement
  • Positive and safe work environments
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career

    Hours: Monday - Friday, Evening shift, noon-8:30pm

    Pay: $27.88 hour


    Key Responsibilities

    Maintaining a safe working environment that is in compliance with all applicable OSHA regulations as well as all applicable company Health and Safety and Compliance protocols. Other main categories of responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


    • Performing analysis on plant products at various stages of process for quality control of facility operations and communicating with facility personnel when there is a problem.
    • Performing Analysis on tanks to ensure materials meet facility criteria for processing.
      • Specific Skills: Requires proficiency with PCB analysis, (GC operation) and ICP operation for metals analysis.
      • Perform calibration verification on all laboratory equipment.
      • Quality control of all data reported.
      • Prepare solutions and standards.
      • Dispose of lab wastes in appropriate on-site satellite drums.
      • Maintaining a clean work environment at all times, cleaning counters and work areas.
      • Test Safety Equipment weekly (showers, eyewashes)



        • Maintaining laboratory records of samples run, quality control samples, and calibration samples.
        • Scanning lab sheets onto company server
        • Update and maintain Excel databases of all plant process, in-bound and outbound materials and products.
        • Create certificates of analysis for outbound products.
        • Generate Word document results and send via email to appropriate recipients.

          Equipment used:

          • Flash point tester (Setaflash and Grabner Mini)
          • Rotary Viscometers (Brookfield, Anton-Parr)
          • Karl Fisher for Percent water
          • X-ray Fluorescence sulfur/chlorine in oil tester
          • Bomb Calorimeter for BTU
          • Digital Density Meter for API
          • Thermo iCAP Pro ICP for metals
          • Agilent 6890 GC for PCB analysis


            • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or other science field required.
            • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.
            • DOT training required. (Company provided as needed)
            • Good organizational skills
            • Computer skills. (Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe)
            • Solid understanding of math, chemistry and chemical testing.
            • Ability to work both independently and as a team.

              Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company, has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste management, parts-cleaning technology, and oil re-refining. We collect over 200 million gallons of used motor oil each year and we have the largest re-refinery capacity in North America allowing us to re-refine more than 150 million gallons each year.

              Every day, we help our customers resolve their waste management needs and reduce their carbon footprint. PROTECTION. CHOICES. PEOPLE. MAKE GREEN WORK.---

              We thank all those interested in joining the Clean Harbors team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

              Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company, is a Military & Veteran friendly company.

Keywords: Clean Harbors, Tacoma , Lab Chemist I, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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