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Serco Environmental Laboratory Associate Chemist in Kansas City, Kansas

Position Description

Serco is currently seeking an Environmental Laboratory Associate Chemist. This is an exciting opportunity that involves both field and laboratory testing and support for environmental samples. The chemist will assist with the performance of established chemical analyses, instrument calibrations and maintenance, and data interpretation and validation.

Serco supports the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where every day is Earth Day. Our skilled scientists collaborate with EPA staff at their state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center in Kansas City, KS. Here you’ll be part of the Environmental Service Assistance Team helping the EPA achieve their mission to protect human health and the environment.

Serco offers a collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and expanding knowledge and skills.

In this role, you will:

  • Conduct metals digestion and analysis utilizing EPA methods

  • Perform TDS/TSS, % solids and other analyses utilizing EPA methods

  • Perform TCLP sample preparation using EPA methods

  • Perform hazardous waste disposal for laboratories

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and calibrate instruments

  • Prepare reagents and samples to be used in performing assays

  • Demonstrate proper cleaning techniques for work area, instrumentation, and equipment

  • Interpret and evaluate data and upload results to Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for a final report

  • Perform review on the organic and inorganic analytical data to ensure completeness and integrity of results

  • Perform sample disposal and Laboratory clean ups for GLP practice

  • Work independently on administrative and technical projects assigned by laboratory supervisors

  • Support general laboratory operations and functions, including monitoring and requesting supplies and materials to maintain lab supply inventory

  • Track inventory of supplies and reagents to ensure no interruption of workflow

  • Operate other instrumentation as trained

  • Communicate effectively with EPA staff


To be successful in this roll, you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related discipline

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust

  • Demonstrate excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Ability to work effectively with multiple disciplines

  • Experience with analysis and interpretation of data

  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures and perform basic mathematical calculations

  • Good written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, documentation skills, and attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

  • Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends if required

  • Must be able to work standing for long periods

  • Must be able to work inside a chemical laboratory and handle chemicals

  • Must be able to wear all PPE (personal protective equipment)

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Direct experience operating various laboratory instrumentation and equipment

  • Experience with sample preparation following EPA methods

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED

  • Environmental training (OSHA 40 HAZWOPER)

  • Excellent cross-functional team leadership and participation skills

  • Knowledge of chemical families and compatibilities

  • Ability to successfully communicate with peers, managers, and clients

Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Excellent cross-functional team participation skills

  • Highly organized and detail oriented

  • Results and goals oriented

  • Shares knowledge

  • Integrity and a strong work ethic

  • Passionate for both personal and corporate success

  • Commitment to quality

  • Enthusiasm, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, ability to think "out of the box," and ability to work effectively with others

If you are interested in supporting the environment and collaborating with our Serco and EPA chemists and technicians - then submit your application now for immediate consideration. It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. In North America, Serco’s 9,000+ employees strive to make an impact every day across 100+ sites in the areas of Defense, Citizen Services, and Transportation. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state, provincial and local governments, and commercial clients. While your place may look a little different depending on your role, we know you will find yours here. Wherever you work and whatever you do, we invite you to discover your place in our world. Serco is a place you can count on and where you can make an impact because every contribution matters.

To review Serco benefits please visit: https://www.serco.com/na/careers/benefits-of-choosing-serco .If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: careers@serco-na.com or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

Candidates may be asked to present proof of identify during the selection process. If requested, this will require presentation of a government-issued I.D. (with photo) with name and address that match the information entered on the application. Serco will not take possession of or retain/store the information provided as proof of identity. For more information on how Serco uses your information, please see ourApplicant Privacy Policy and Notice (https://www.serco.com/na/privacy-policy) .

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email Agencies@serco-na.com .

Serco is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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ID 65251

Recruiting Location : Location US-KS-Kansas City

Category Other

Position Type Full-Time

Security Clearance Other

Clearance Details Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust

Telework No - Teleworking not available for this position