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Analytical Technologist

Kelly Services
Freeport, TX 77542
**Analytical Technologist**


This job is designed to provide support to the manufacturing labs in Freeport, primarily through the support of routine testing and basic instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.


The primary responsibilities of this job will be to support the production of manufactured products at the Freeport site.


The candidate will be expected to become proficient in reading and applying analytical procedures and techniques in order to perform routine testing, troubleshoot lab instrumentation and review/report accurate analytical data to lab clients.


This individual will be responsible for continuous learning related to instrument maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting along with statistical quality control principles used to monitor the reliability of analytical equipment.


List of Accomplishments and Jobs


Method Editing / Method Validation


Learned how to interact with the software (OpenLab and LabX) to identify when adjustments are needed to ensure accurate results for the plant.


Helped validate the MEHQ method which in return, helped the plant discover a problem with their operations and made the process more effective.


Participated in the GMA Turnaround


Within this time, I contributed many ideas that helped the turnaround time for results to make the plant as efficient as possible.


Performed a rearrangement of tubing for waste to make it safer for operators to handle.


Testing Samples to Extend Shelf Life on PGA Side


Testing these samples allows Dow Chemical to extend the shelf life to sell these products and make money.


If we were unable to test these products the company would have to spend money on a company to burn them off.


Performing AIQ on MP90 Cloud Point Instrument on PGA side


Allows PGA to increase the number of samples they are allowed to test, going from one instrument to three.


The older cloud point system is not supported from the manufacturer. Going to these new instruments will allow more accurate results and have technical support when needed.


Improving Methods


Improved the Color and the MEHQ methods on the LabX which in return, allowed less reruns on samples and increased the turnaround time on results.


Troubleshooting Instruments


In performing troubleshooting, I have practiced and can perform switching out pumps, replacing columns, needles and syringes, adjusting robot positions, rerouting wiring, and editing leap preparation procedures.


Many of these tasks are transferable to many instruments outside of GMA, which I have performed on PGA instruments.


Attendance to GMA meetings twice a week


Opens a line of communication between the plant and the lab to discuss issues that are occurring on each side and what to look out for.


Manage Inventory


Keep track of all inventory and reagents within GMA so that there is a backup for any part that may go out.


This allows us to keep working and obtaining results for the plant to continue making GMA in case of problems that occur within the lab.


Record Errors within GMA


After an amount of time, we can look into these errors and see where to focus our attention in order to make GMA more effective and efficient in the future.


Perform Preventative Maintenance


I perform all preventative maintenance within GMA on the GC's, LC, LabX, and KFT. This includes switching out columns, septum's, polishing probes, cleaning lines, and replacing inlets and syringes.


With this knowledge I have branched out to performing preventative maintenance on the PGA's GC's, LC's and Titrators.


Perform Calibrations on multiple analyses


Perform calibrations on a need be basis for the KFT (Water), LabX Methods (MEHQ, Total Chlorine, and pH), and GC's (In Process and Final Methods).


These calibrations ensure that the instruments are up to date and are performing correctly when running samples. Allowing the lab to feel confident about our results.


Run SQC's Weekly


In return, we are able to validate our instruments are working correctly and are within the limits of the plant's expectations.


Along with running these standards, I personally prepare four of the standards used in checking the system qualifications. (4HT, BTMAC, Ionic Chloride, and MEHQ)


Summary: Monitoring and Maintenance of automated laboratory system for GMA plant. General analytical technologist support for PGA laboratory.


Specific Responsibilities:


Daily maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory automation system and computing for GMA testing.


Daily maintenance, calibration, and evaluation of other laboratory instruments and test methods.


Use of statistical quality control (SQC) for analytical instruments and methods.


Preparation of reagents, purchase of supplies, management of lab inventory.


Use of Sample Manager (LIMS) to input and export laboratory data.


Use, Development, and Maintenance of laboratory procedures (particularly for GMA automated system).


Evening or Weekend call-out or overtime will be required.


Will support PGA Lab operations & the Automated GMA Laboratory system.


**_Kelly Services is committed to employee inclusion through our dedication to foster an innovative workforce by recognizing, celebrating, and embracing the diversity that all Kelly employees bring to our organization and our customers._**


**Why Kelly?**


**As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.**


**About Kelly**


**At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.**


**Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. #KellyGTS**


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**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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Posted: 2021-11-19 Expires: 2021-12-20

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