Laboratory Technician (FTIR)

    • Dulles, VA

This position will be responsible for processing and analyzing contamination control samples in the newly created contamination lab based in Gilbert, AZ. This will be done under the supervision of both the Reliability Analysis Lab and Contamination Group based in Dulles, VA with some on-site support when needed. The primary method of sample analysis will be Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Training will be provided to the selected candidate.

Job Summary
Performs a variety of technical procedures such as preparing routine solutions and reagents and performing routine reactions. Makes and records observations; performs simple calculations; and collects and prepares data for evaluation. Conducts laboratory support functions such as stocking and distributing supplies and equipment; arranging and dismantling apparatus; and collecting, washing, and storing glassware. Performs technical and record keeping duties in conformance with company and regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements. May analyze compounds and manage corporate compound collection. Performs technical procedures in one or more of the following areas: Production, Research and Development, Quality Control/Assurance, and/or Compliance/Environmental.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently is a must.
  • Interest in materials / chemistry.
  • Ability to perform basic lab operations in processing of materials (fume hood operations and FTIR system operation).
  • Good writing ability and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Any experience in a lab environment is a plus but not required.
  • Any experience performing FTIR analysis is a plus but not required (training will be provided).

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