Element Materials Technology

Analyst

Job Locations ZA-Cape Town
ID
2021-7713

Overview

Element has an opportunity for an ICP OES ANALYST. Duties will include the analysis of a variety of metals in accordance with company methods and adhering to all quality aspects that are required to be carried out in an accredited laboratory. 

 

Element Deeside is the largest analytical chemistry laboratory within the Element Group and the market leading UK laboratory undertaking the testing of soils, waters, wastes, oils, NAPLs, ambient air, soil vapours and gases from all over the world. The laboratory undertakes high volume routine analysis as well as offering bespoke method development, technical support and hydrocarbon forensic interpretations to enhance the support we can deliver. The laboratory has an international reputation for service excellence and supports clients that require a higher level of technical expertise, reliability in data quality and seamless project management from sample collection to timely delivery of data in the format of choice.

 

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of samples and any other duties to support the laboratory
  • Preparation of standards for calibration and quality purposes
  • Undertake analysis and reporting of results to company methods and procedures
  • Ensure all analytical procedures comply with appropriate quality standards
  • Ensure adherence to good lab practice and housekeeping at all times
  • Instrument calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Maintenance of training records
  • Prioritise workloads to ensure work is completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure a continual supply of lab consumables by monitoring stock levels and placing orders
  • Train other team members as required
  • Validate methods (as required) to ISO 17025 standard
  • Adhere to health and safety procedures

Skills / Qualifications

  • Higher education qualification in Chemistry or a Chemistry related subject
  • Experience within an ISO 17025 commercial analytical laboratory would be advantageous
  • Previous ICP experience essential
  • Alternative qualifications will be considered depending on relevant equivalent experience
  • A highly motivated and organised individual
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines

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Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

 

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

 

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

 

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

 

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 

 

Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com

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