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Analytical Chemist - Chromatography

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 8/5/2017 10:06:48 AM
  • 2895947
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): Belgium; Heverlee

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GE announced they signed a definitive agreement to sell the Water & Process Technologies business to SUEZ, a services and solutions company with global operations primarily in water and waste management. The deal will be subject to customary closing conditions such as regulatory review and appropriate consultation and we expect this to be complete by mid-2017. Water & Process Technologies will operate business as usual through this process and will continue to meet its commitments to its valued customers and employees. This includes hiring strong talent to help the business grow and be successful. GE is targeting to complete the sale of the business by mid-2017.

Role Summary:
For our Technology Center we are looking for an analytical chemist, who is a specialist in Chromatography.

Essential Responsibilities:
Functional Responsibilities
  • Plans, conducts, and may lead one or more projects including determining objectives and organizing efforts.
  • Works with minimal supervision and has wide latitude and discretion over methods used to achieve technical objectives.
  • Decisions or recommendations result in achieving significant project objectives.
  • Participates in setting technical and program goals.
  • Scouts analytical market and proposes capital budgets in line with business blueprint
  • Implements procedures ensuring high quality standards (ISO9001).
  • Implements data driven quality (Lean - 6Sigma) improvement plans.

Technical Responsibilities
  • Provide analytical support and problem solving for GE Water and Process Technologies’ internal and external customers.
  • In-depth analytical characterization of water, deposit and oil samples though in-depth analytical expertise
  • Determination of root cause of issue/failure, formulate solutions for though-to-treat systems
  • Responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical instruments including gas chromatography (GC/MS, GC/FID, GC/NPD, Thermal desorption and pyrolysis), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Ion chromatography (IC/CD, IC/MS)
  • Preparation, analysis and reporting of routine and non-routine samples.
  • Continuous improvement of analytical methods and associated standard operating procedures
  • Develop and validate new methods in line with business requirements.
  • Recognized as an authority in area of expertise within division.
  • Responsible for recommending, developing and implementing technical projects to support business goals and objectives.
  • Compile analytical customer reports
  • Assist in setting up investments plans in anticipation of future market changes.

  • Master or PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Chemical/Environmental Engineering, Materials/Polymer Science or equivalent knowledge or experience with relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Extended expertise in chromatographic analyses and mass spectrometry as well as in other analytical techniques
  • Expertise in one of the following areas is an advantage: Hydrocarbon Process Industry, cooling, boiler and/or waste water treatment, Membrane separations technology.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Affinity for Environment, Health and Safety framework
  • Excellent conceptual problem solving skills-ability to consider overall problem
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English. Other languages are an advantage.
  • PC literate

Locations: Belgium; Heverlee
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