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Energy Northwest Chemist (ICP-MS) - 6472 in Richland, Washington

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Chemist (ICP-MS)

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Energy Northwest

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General Summary

Develops, implements, and oversees environmental programs, environmental monitoring, and analytical chemistry programs in support of Energy Northwest (EN) and external client projects. Sponsors, develops, and revises procedures; serves as a project manager for medium and large projects; implements advancements in techniques or instrumentation; interacts with regulators regarding procedures and generated data; responds to appropriate requests for proposals (RFPs); pursues new business, and participates in the Emergency Response Organization (ERO). Ensures data meets regulatory commitments and established internal Quality Assurance requirements.


•Develops, implements and oversees environmental programs, environmental monitoring or analytical chemistry programs over a broad range of work scope in support of EN or external clients. Evaluates current practices against changes in regulatory requirements and adapts monitoring and analysis programs to meet client needs. Serves as resident expert or project lead and/or provides technical support and coordination to EN line organizations in one or more of the following program areas:

o EMIT drug screening

o Radiological environmental monitoring

o NPDES compliance monitoring

o Groundwater and drinking water monitoring

o Chemical control and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) data base management

o SWTF operation and monitoring

o Lubricant condition monitoring

o Procurement, quality assurance and commercial grade dedication of materials

•Sponsors, develops, implements and revises instructions and procedures used by Environmental services or EN in the area of environmental monitoring or analytical chemistry. Evaluates existing instructions against current and new regulatory requirements, EMS requirements, clients’ needs and the results of program audits or review. Ensures programs are in compliance with EFSEC, DOE, DOH and NRC regulations and guidelines and voluntary commitments such as ISO 14001.

•Serves as project manager for medium and large projects. Prepares quotes and/or proposals in response to RFPs and provides budgetary information; acts as the technical contact for the client, auditors and regulators; ensures provided services meet client needs and regulatory requirement; consults with clients to assist them in designing, monitoring or sampling plans to meet their needs; oversees data quality and prepares or reviews reports.

•Reviews, assesses and develops proposals for new instrumentation, significant changes in Environmental services operations and new areas of work or advances in methodology. Pursues new clients or additional services to existing clients. Refines existing procedures to improve efficiency or cost-effectiveness.

•Schedules, performs and reports environmental monitoring or analytical chemistry tasks. Uses independent judgment in response to unusual sample types, weather conditions, client requirements or other non-standard events to safeguard data quality.

•Performs an assigned function in the Emergency Response Organization to support station commitment to Emergency Preparedness. Completes annual training and exercise requirement and performs on-call duties


Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science or a related field, with a minimum of three years of experience related to environmental services and/or analysis in a laboratory environment utilizing instrumental, analytical, and wet chemistry techniques.


Working knowledge of extraction and digestion procedures to prepare solid and liquid samples for analysis of metals by ICP-MS

Technical proficiency with the daily operation, tuning, optimization, and analysis procedures for determination of metals by ICP-MS

Working knowledge and experience processing samples by EPA Method 200.8 and EPA Method 6020

Experience with the operation of a Perkin Elmer NexION 300X ICP-MS.

Technical proficiency in analytical chemistry processes, environmental programs, and environmental monitoring procedures.

Salary Range

Salary: $74,570 minimum to $93,213 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

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