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Chemical Technician - Analytical Instruments

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:18:43 PM
  • 2911495
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): United States; Colorado; Boulder


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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.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Chemical Technician - Analytical Instruments will provide laboratory and test support to the UPW (Ultra Pure Water) / Process Chemical engineering technology team and department. You will focus on the development of new instrumentation for measuring analytes using various water matrices. You will also be involved in providing sustaining engineering support to existing products, including testing of updated SW (Software), HW (Hardware), and new features as required.



Essential Responsibilities:
As the Chemical Technician - Analytical Instruments , you will:

  • Possess mechanical / electrical aptitude to experiment with a wide range of analytical instrumentation and setup sensitive measuring devices and equipment
  • Conduct experiments as defined by or in conjunction with other team members which may include Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, and SW teams
  • Write technical test reports, documentation of experimental protocols, and communication of test results
  • Order project supplies as needed by UPW / Process Technology team
  • Embrace lab safety and environmental policies
  • Accurately follow established environmental, health, and safety procedures
  • Be responsible for chemical lab housekeeping and maintenance
  • Ensure lab areas are clean and organized and maintains inventory of lab supplies
  • Be responsible for inspection and testing of lab safety equipment
  • Be responsible for maintenance of analytical instrumentation and water systems to ensure continuous operation
  • Maintain chemical, equipment, and computer inventories for the chemical labs
  • Engage with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) Star Quality Efforts
  • Assist other departments such as Quality and Operations to provide backup coverage and additional support as required



Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Associate's Degree in Chemistry
  • Minimum of 1 year of working experience in a chemical laboratory



Desired Characteristics:
  • Ability to work in a team environment on multiple projects
  • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Detailed oriented; ability to prioritize activities, manage lab housekeeping / maintenance schedules
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a laboratory environment
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related science
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting lab equipment and analytical instrumentation
  • Knowledge of water chemistry and experience with standard methods for measuring contaminants in a water matrix
  • Ability to utilize statistical tools and methods in conducting work
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with desire to learn new skills and advocate for lab / process improvements
  • Experience with LabVIEW and other laboratory SW and equipment

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Locations: United States; Colorado; Boulder

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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