Entry Level Analytical Chemist

Entry Level Analytical Chemist

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  • Santa Maria, CA
  • Job ID: 163630
  • Pay: $24.00/hr

Balance Staffing

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• Preform routine pesticide residue testing and analysis of foods and environmental samples
• Utilize analytical techniques and instrumentation such as tandem mass spectrometers in gas and liquid chromatography, single quadrupole mass spectrometers, and other specific detectors
• Perform calibration and maintenance on instruments to ensure it is operating within set guidelines 
• Handle chemicals such as solvents and acids in sample extractions and reagent preparation.
• Prepare chemical reagents and pesticide solutions as required in the analysis.
• Resolve/separate, identify and quantify unknowns and target compounds accurately by utilizing available instrumentation 
• Verify and validate new analytical methods especially for non-routine work 
• Execute standard operating procedures (SOPs) and test methods.
• Follow & perform Quality Control (QC) procedures – run QC samples as described in the QC schedule.
• Utilize good laboratory practices and safety within the laboratory.

• Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field 
• Knowledge of LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, GC-MS, GC
•Laboratory Skills
• Excellent Math and computer skills 
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills 
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy 
• Ability to multitask 
• Ability to lift 35 pounds
• Clean DMV record
• Good Communication Skills
•Quick to learn
•Good Work Ethics
• Open and flexible work schedule, including late evenings, weekends and/or overtimes

Bachelor’s Degree

Job Type: Direct Hire, Full-time
$28.00 – $30.00/hour, depending on experience

Santa Maria, CA

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person

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