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Laboratory Analyst

Company: Confidential Company
Location: Salinas
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT US:We are a Quality Control Laboratory organized to support the Cannabis Industry with a focus on executing the mandated testing set forth by the Department of Cannabis Control regulations.We work in a highly regulated industry that requires close adherence to rules & regulations set forth by the state. We are an equal opportunity employer who are dedicated to providing a safe, professional, and productive work environment for our team members.We are actively looking for a motivated and energetic individual to join our team in Salinas CA to be a part of our dynamic team with a ground floor opportunity to work within a progressive lab in the Monterey and Santa Cruz area with a great potential for future advancement. Given the fast-paced cross-discipline environment of our lab, the Laboratory Analyst will have a strong interest and background in science, can communicate effectively, and supports the values of our organization.
The next laboratory team member:The primary role of the Laboratory Analyst will be to work along side our Lead Chemist and Laboratory Director to perform chemical analysis for state mandated regulatory testing. The individual will utilize laboratory derived standard operating procedures and will employ various techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to using advanced instrumentation and methodology. The individual will be primarily responsible for analysis on HPLC and GCMS with the opportunity for training on various other laboratory instruments.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis of our validated methods such as: pesticides, mycotoxins, residual solvents, cannabinoids, heavy metals and terpenes per company SOPs.
  • Maintain excellent organization & document the current inventory of certified reference materials, reagents, consumables, and other laboratory supplies applicable to the mass spec assays.
  • Maintain proper custodianship of instruments, including gases, mobile phases, preventative maintenance, & spearhead service requests from the manufacturer as needed.
  • Authorship of technical reports, and compliance documents.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair instruments as needed.
  • Interface with manufacturers to perform preventative maintenance and performance qualification of instruments on a regular basis.
  • Interface with coworkers, including the Laboratory Director, efficiently through app-based communication tools for efficient lab processes (including chat, channel & message board features). Installation of Microsoft Outlook on employee portable device (phone or tablet) is required.
  • Strive for excellence in quality systems documentation. Maintain records with precision and accuracy.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced environment prone to change. Be a team player, strive for synergy and productivity in the laboratory. Problem-solve with a positive attitude.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Experience with variety of analytical techniques
    • Experience working in a high-throughput commercial laboratory preferable.
    • Expertise in chromatographic techniques including HPLC, LCMS and GCMS. Preference given to candidates with direct experience using Shimadzu hardware and software.
    • Knowledge of Quality System Management including as related to ISO 17025 and/or TNI 2009.
    • Ability to maintain SOPs within a document control system.
    • Ability to learn and implement new software, such as LIMS.
    • Willingness to perform tasks outside of defined job description to support the team.
    • Ability to collaborate, problem solve, and strategize with team members.
    • Ability & willingness to utilize modern app-based communication tools effectively.
    • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced laboratory environment with multiple tasks at hand; weekend flexibility a plus.
    • Demonstrated excellence in working with groups comprised of diverse backgrounds and communicating effectively in a collaborative small team environment.Education and Experience:Required:
      • Must be 21 years old
      • Completed 2 years of college or university education that included coursework in biological, chemical, agricultural, environmental, or related sciences from an accredited college or university, plus at least 3 years of full-time practical experience. Knowledge of principles, terminology, practices, techniques, and instrumentation commonly used in a laboratory setting.
      • Must be able to lift/move items up to 35lbs.
      • Must be able to stand/sit for extended periods of time.Preferred:
        • BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related discipline.
        • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience in USDA, FDA, EPA, NELAC, or other regulatory frameworks.
          Employment TypeFull-time

Keywords: Confidential Company, Salinas , Laboratory Analyst, Professions , Salinas, California

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