The Production Department at LGC Standards in Manchester, NH produces the VHG brand of analytical single and multi-element reference standards both in oil and aqueous matrices. Our standards are used for AA/GFAA, ICP, ICP-MS, IC, XRF, RDE, UVF, wet chemistry techniques, and QC applications. We are ISO 9001, ISO 17025, and ISO 17034 accredited.
The individual in this roll will be responsible for making modifications to existing manufacturing systems to improve overall efficiency and assisting with research and development of new production processes. They will also prepare concentrated elemental standards from raw materials and produce aqueous and metallo-organic reference standards in a clean and safe lab environment.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Perform process development as needed to improve current product offerings
Assist R&D with process development of new products including preparing master worksheets and creating documented procedures
Prepare aqueous and/or organic elemental concentrates from raw materials maintaining a high level of purity and efficiency
Prepare aqueous and/or metallo-organic stock and custom products per QSPs
Review and approve custom quotes by understanding the chemical interactions of the elements requested
Set-up, operate, and maintain a variety of laboratory equipment (reactors, high shear mixers, balances, etc.) and arrange for vendors to provide maintenance when necessary
Train new/temporary staff
Verify Calibration of balances and volumetrics
Keep workspace clean to minimize hazards and contamination
Place internal orders for consumables to maintain lab stock and an accurate warehouse inventory
Clean labware per instructions
Exemplify the LGC core values on a day to day basis
Perform other duties as required
Education, Experience and Technical Skills
BS in Chemistry with 6-8 years of related experience or MS in Chemistry with 3 years of related experience
Strong practical laboratory skills
Strong troubleshooting skills
Computer skills using Microsoft Office
Cleanroom experience a plus
Experience with inorganic elemental digestions a plus
Ability to work as an effective part of a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent attention to detail, high levels of concentration, accuracy, and reliability in all aspects of work
Ability to prioritize and multitask
Ability to self-manage a flexible workload and to work within deadlines
Desire to provide high quality products to customers within a specified timeframe
A pro-active attitude to continuous improvement with respect to scientific practices, quality and efficiency
Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work
The job holder will be able to demonstrate the following behaviours in line with LGC’s values:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties of this job, the employee may be asked to occasionally lift up to 60 pounds
Lifting with mechanical assistance up to 400 lbs. is required
Standing for several hours at a time, frequent reaching, bending, stooping, squatting, pushing, and pulling of parts and part containers can be expected
Occasional use of respiratory protection utilizing a full face respirator may be required
The individual will experience repetitive motion due to use of computer
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
Typical lab environment that includes exposure to a variety of chemicals that require personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with shields, gloves, full face respirator, etc.
Internal Number: 7
About LGC Company
LGC is an international leader in the laboratory services, measurement standards, reference materials, genomics and proficiency testing markets. Our 2,000 employees work across 22 countries with private and public sector customers. Our Manchester, NH location continues to grow organically as well as through acquisitions of complementary businesses, resulting in the addition of new positions.
Our five divisions operate across a wide range of science services, focusing on precision in what we provide for our customers while seeking to lead the way in advancement in many areas of science. We are a global leader in scientific development, excellence and innovation, with our team using their scientific excellence to make a safer world.