Environmental Chemist - Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Gc/Ms)*

3M Companies Maplewood , MN 55109

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description:

Environmental Chemist-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)*

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it's equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

"For more than 30 years at 3M, I've seen firsthand how it's a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we're making around the world" - Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M

The Impact You'll Make in this Role

The Environmental Chemist position is within the Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Analytical Group of 3M's Environmental Laboratory. The job includes performing GC/MS-based analysis of samples taken from 3M manufacturing locations, as well as supporting the evaluation of physical chemical properties of new products for product registration related purposes. This position includes performing analytical test methods, data analysis, and writing analytical test reports in accordance to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 testing laboratory accreditation

As an Environmental Chemist, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Developing and performing analytical test methods using GC/MS and GC/Quadrupole Time of Flight (GC-qTOF) for the analysis of samples that originate from industrial hygiene activities, monitoring of manufacturing processes, site remediation activities, product registration studies, and ecotoxicological dose verification

  • Implement multiple methods of gas phase sample preparation and introduction (i.e. canisters, Tedlar bag, adsorption thermal desorption, OVS tubes, purge and trap)

  • Identify, evaluate, and prepare gas-phase sampling media (i.e. canisters, flow controllers, adsorption tubes)

  • Support new product introduction by authoring laboratory reports, and other documentation in accordance to EPA GLP's and the ISO17025 testing laboratory accreditation

  • Support manufacturing and product environment health and safety best practices

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum two (2) years experience with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related discipline

  • Experience with EPA TO-15 and TO-17

  • Operation and maintenance of Agilent GC/MS analytical equipment

  • Experience with Agilent Mass Hunter software

  • Operation of Entech 7000 series GC/MS interface equipment

  • Preparation of gas standards and the handling and analysis of pressurized gases

  • Experience performing GC/MS analysis in a U.S, EPA GLP compliant and/or ISO/IEC 17025 accredited environmental testing laboratory.

  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple tasks/projects and manage priorities accordingly.

  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

  • Experience with R, Python, MATLAB, Visual Basic and/or LabVIEW

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent documentation skills, ability to work independently to complete projects, as well as work with cross-functional teams.

  • Effective communications with plant manufacturing personnel, industrial hygiene and safety personnel as well as state and federal regulatory personnel

  • Understanding of best safety practices

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life - both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.

Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Environmental Chemist - Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Gc/Ms)*

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