Centek Chemist – Syracuse, NY

Centek Laboratories is looking to fill a full-time position in our Volatile (VOC) Organics department. We are seeking a Laboratory Chemist with GC and/or GC/MS experience along with being familiar with gravimetric.

The Laboratory Chemist will work directly with the Senior Analyst to execute sample analysis for TO-15 and TO-17 analysis using GC and GC/MS instrumentation. The candidate will also be assisting the gravimetric department along with our calibration department using robotic systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Perform analysis of air samples in the environmental, LEED and Biogas industry following EPA method TO-15 and TO-17 protocol
  • Will assist with the gravimetric department in weighing of particulate samples
  • Will also require some maintenance and preparation of precision sampling equipment using robotics.
  • Maintaining proper QA/QC lab protocol.
  • Will involve data review, validation and reporting.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of lab equipment.
  • Troubleshooting problem issues.
  • Responsible for general housekeeping in work area.
  • Will complete other tasks and duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Physical Science
  • One to two years of previous lab experience preferred must have some experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Previous background and experience in GC and/or GC/MS analysis.
  • Must be able to work independently and have excellent organization skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced setting, multi-task, and prioritize assignments
  • Have good communication, computer and typing, skills
  • Familiarity with NELAC and ISO 17025 quality system standards a plus
  • Be extremely reliable and punctual
  • Be able to work independently and take initiative


  • Fulltime position
  • Must be available to work overtime and occasional weekends as necessary


  • Company Sponsored Benefits: (Eligible 1st of the month following 60th day of employment)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Life / AD&D
  • Paid Time Off


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