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PFAS Testing Division Manager

Richmond, VA 23219

Posted: 03/22/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 24289

Job Description

Are you looking to make a career change to a rapidly growing, stable, innovative cutting-edge creative company?  This exciting opportunity as a PFAS Testing Division Manager offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid PTO, tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance etc.  Does this position match your future career goals? Then this PFAS Testing Division Manager opportunity could be the right fit for you.
  • Methodology and Documentation:
  • Write, review, and approve analytical methods, protocols, procedures, reports, and Certificates of Analysis (COAs).
  • Conduct validation of analytical methods.
  • Quality Assurance and Instrumentation:
  • Monitor QA/QC acceptance criteria for sample results and instrument calibrations (GC-FID, GC-MS, HPLC, ICP-MS).
  • Maintain calibrated instrumentation for accurate results.
  • Operational Leadership:
  • Lead responses to proficiency tests, audits, and certifications.
  • Assist in day-to-day lab operations, ensuring quality work and a positive work environment.
  • Make personnel decisions (hiring, evaluations, promotions, scheduling).
  • SOP Compliance and Training:
  • Ensure staff follow written policies, customer requirements, and EPA methods.
  • Revise SOPs and update analyses and methodologies.
  • Authorize Corrective Action Reports and Nonconformance Reports.
  • Technical Expertise:
  • Analyze results, authorize completed jobs, and sign as an analyst.
  • Review customer surveys and internal audits.
  • Develop, modify, verify, and validate methods.

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree: Must hold a Master’s level degree in chemical or biological sciences.
  • Post-Degree Laboratory Experience: Either a minimum of 2 years of post-degree laboratory experience or:
  • Bachelor’s Degree: A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a chemical/biological science.
  • 4 Years of Analytical Lab Experience: Documented experience in an analytical laboratory using and maintaining instruments such as HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, and ICP-MS.
  • Chemistry Background: A background in Chemistry is preferred.
Industry-Specific Knowledge:
  • Medical Cannabis Experience: Industry-related experience in medical cannabis.
  • Accreditation Familiarity: Familiarity with AIHA LAP (American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Programs) and mandatory compliance with ISO 17025:2017 standards.
PFAS Laboratory Expertise:
  • 2 Years in Accredited PFAS Lab: Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an accredited PFAS laboratory.
  • EPA Knowledge: Proficiency in EPA requirements and regulations related to PFAS testing.
Instrument Proficiency:
  • ICP-MS Experience: At least one year of experience with ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) for metals analysis in a commercial or government laboratory setting.
Additional Skills (Preferred):
  • Cannabis Analysis: Knowledge of AIHA LAP, LLC, DEA, Virginia Cannabis Control Authority, and EPA requirements related to pesticides and residual solvents testing.
  • Metals Analysis Bonus: Experience performing metals analysis in food, soil, or water.

Salary: $70K-$85K (DOE)
Ask for: Aarti Manchanda

Job Id:24289

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