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Airgas, Inc

Laboratory Analyst - Stryker, OH

Airgas, Inc - Stryker, OH

Laboratory Analyst - Stryker, OH','16202','!*!JOB SUMMARY: The Laboratory Analyst will analyze petroleum and hydrocarbon mixtures using gas chromatography on various instruments with integration software. Duties include maintaining instrumentation, developing analytical methods, refining and improving current techniques, troubleshooting processes, documenting results and training personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Performs all job assignments in a safe manner according to Airgas SOPs.• Continuously checking cylinders, equipment, surroundings and individuals for possible unsafe conditions. Reporting and correcting unsafe conditions by using appropriate means.• Analyzing multi-component hydrocarbon mixtures, both gases and liquids, using gas chromatography and process analyzers per Airgas SOPs.• Analyzing raw hydrocarbons, both liquids and gases, for impurities and effectively recording and reporting the results for the gravimetric blenders.• Accurately documenting all analytical results per Airgas SOPs in a clear, comprehensive, interpretable manner.• Reviewing and approving analytical results, certificates of analysis and associated documentation per Airgas SOPs and customer requirements.• Troubleshooting analytical methods and instrument operation in an immediate and accurate manner.• Providing technical support or assistance to fellow technicians.• Assisting in the qualification and maintenance of laboratory standards including proper labeling, documentation, storage and presentation.• Assisting in the setup and maintenance of laboratory instruments and keeping maintenance records for laboratory instruments per Airgas SOPs.• Acting as a substitute analyst during periods when other analyst are absent from work.• Monitoring lead times and effectively prioritizing workloads.• Participating as a team member on special projects.• Keep a clean and orderly work area• Other job duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This position requires attention to detail, excellent attendance and outstanding work ethics, including respect for coworkers and Airgas. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Understanding the basic theory of gas chromatography• Multitasking/ Operating several instruments at one time.• Ability to effectively present and communicate information to co-workers• Use basic hand tools and miscellaneous equipment such as wrenches, tubing cutters, regulators, and cylinder carts.• Ability to perform the essential functions necessary to operate a gas chromatograph.• Demonstrating an eagerness to learn, being inquisitive, displaying a thirst for knowledge, having an inquiring mind and being goal oriented.• Ability to work with Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Outlook.• Demonstrating proficiency in the performance, interpretation and troubleshooting of gas chromatographs by reviewing results and relevant documentation is critical.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum 3 years of experience in a specialty gas lab and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related science.• Must be able to demonstrate competency in all areas listed above.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: • Must have reliable, appropriate transportation.

COMPUTER SKILLS: • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

COMMUNICATION and/or CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS: • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, safety data sheets and procedure manuals using the English language.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent’s.• Must be able to perform specialty gas forward/ back calculations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:• 40 Hour Hazardous response training a plus ','!*!

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability','Operations','Regular','United States-Ohio-Stryker-43557-9453','','Full-time','Dec 15, 2017','Laboratory Analyst - Stryker, OH']);

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Location: Stryker, OH

Company Profile:
Airgas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods. The company operates through two business segments, Distribution and All Other Operations. The Distribution segment offers industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. It offers atmospheric gases including nitrogen, oxygen, and argon; helium; hydrogen; welding and fuel gases, such as acetylene, propylene, and propane; carbon dioxide; nitrous oxide; various gases; special application blends; and process chemicals. This segment also rents gas cylinders, cryogenic liquid containers, bulk storage tanks, tube trailers, and welding-related and other equipment. The All Other Operations segment produces carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide; distributes refrigerants, anhydrous and aqua ammonia, and process chemicals; and provides technical and refrigerant reclamation services. Airgas, Inc. also produces atmospheric gases and supplies safety products. The company markets its products and services through various sales channels, including branch-based sales representatives, retail stores, strategic customer account programs, telesales, catalogs, eBusiness, and independent distributors. It serves various industries, including manufacturing and metal fabrication; non-residential construction; life sciences and healthcare; food, beverage and retail; energy and chemical production and distribution; basic materials and services; and government and other industries. The company has operations in the United States, and Canada, as well as Mexico, Russia, Dubai, and European countries. Airgas, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.