EMSL Analytical, Inc., one the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seeking a Full Time Microscopist Asbestos PLM specializing in Asbestos analysis for its Beltsville, MD laboratory location. EMSL Analytical Inc. is a growing commercial environmental testing laboratory. This position offers the chance to work for a stable company that is team oriented and offers growth opportunities within the organization. Experienced Asbestos PLM analysts are welcomed to apply. Offering competitive pay.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Preparation and analysis of bulk and solid materials for asbestos content using PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy), PCM (Phase Contrast Microscopy), and/or TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy), and all ancillary quality control procedures.
Determination of visual percentage and optical properties of asbestos and non-asbestos material.
Record data in a specified manner.
Some clerical work may be involved including login and data entry, scanning and emailing reports and answering phones.
Maintain and troubleshoot equipment when needed.
Perform autoclave duties.
Perform quality control practices per company Quality Assurance/Quality Control manual.
Minimum requirement High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Three years of laboratory experience either in academic or commercial setting.
Experienced candidates are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a Life Science: Geology, Microbiology, Biology, Environmental Science, and/or Chemistry background is a plus but not required.
Light microscopy, optical mineralogy/petro-graphic microscope training a plus.
One to two years of asbestos PLM/TEM/PCM experience is preferred but not required – will train.
Candidate must be able to distinguish colors in order to perform analysis.
Must be able to work independently and with a team.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced setting, multi-task, and prioritize assignments.
Must have good communication, computer, typing, and organizational skills.
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., extra hours and/or weekend work may be required to meet business demands.
For consideration, all candidates must apply through our company website:
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As the nation’s leading environmental testing firm, EMSL’s network of nationwide laboratories has been providing quality analytical services since 1981. We offer a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, microbiology, lead paint, environmental chemistry, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and food testing. Additionally, we also provide materials testing, characterization, and forensic laboratory services for a wide range of commercial, industrial, regulatory, and law enforcement clients.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a stable and growing company that offers the opportunity to become a part of a close knit team where you can advance within and develop professionally. EMSL laboratories are throughout the U.S. and international with laboratory locations in Canada.
EMSL offers full time benefits: medical, dental, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holiday pay and a flexible spending account.
To find out more about EMSL Analytical, Inc. please visit our website at: www.emsl.com.
EOE including Veterans and Disabled.