Lead Researcher - Deposits

Employer
Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
Location
Tomball, Texas
Posted
Jun 14, 2024
Closes
Jun 26, 2024
Ref
2776002422
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Specialty
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Company Description

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (VWTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment, and reuse. We design, supply, and service a range of water systems and monitoring equipment in industries ranging from pharmaceutical to food and beverage applications, and from microelectronics ultrapure water to municipal water and industrial wastewater treatment. We are one of the world's leading manufacturers of total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers and corresponding certified reference materials. Our ground-breaking endotoxin analyzer is the latest addition to our expanding analytical instruments portfolio. We strive to provide not only superior technology and design, but also outstanding quality, service, and application support.

Job Description

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions has an opening for a Lead Researcher based in the Tomball, TX Technology Center. This role will provide advanced technical support for the Deposit Analysis Laboratory.

General Responsibilities
  • Serve as the technical expert for assigned analytical areas
  • Author and review analysis reports for internal/external stakeholders
  • Identify key enhancements and replacements of existing analytical instrumentation
  • Perform trouble-shooting and problem solving for analytical testing failures and non-conformances
  • Initiate, investigate, and resolve corrective actions required
  • Provide high level technical consultation for Technology and Commercial teams as needed
  • Provide training and oversight for the operation of laboratory instrumentation
  • Author and review Standard Operating Procedures
  • Perform method development and validation
  • Perform analyses as needed per Standard Operating Procedures guidelines
  • Meet established due dates for all work assigned
  • Ensure quality of all results through adherence to the Quality Management System requirements
  • Follow all EHS policies and procedures

Qualifications

  • B.S. or B.A. degree in Chemistry or related science
  • 3 years analytical laboratory experience using state-of-art analytical instrumentation or techniques
  • 3 years of experience resolving complex problems associated with the operation of analytical instrumentation
  • Broad knowledge of laboratory testing techniques and instrumentation for characterizing solid (deposit) materials such as: infrared spectroscopy (IR), mass spectrometry (MS), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD), extractions, pyrolysis, and gas chromatography (GC)
  • Proven technical writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with cross functional teams
  • Excellent computer skills including both Google and MS Office products
  • High level of proficiency in the use of a LIMS
  • Proven ability to lead projects
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment

Desired Characteristics
  • Ph.D. or Master's degree in Chemistry or related science
  • 5+ years analytical laboratory experience using state-of-art analytical instrumentation or techniques
  • 5+ years of experience resolving complex problems associated with the operation of analytical instrumentation
  • Experience managing people in teams
  • Proven experience implementing methods in an ISO 9001 (or similar) certified organization
  • Experience using a LabWare LIMS
  • Prior experience performing analyses for industrial water or process systems
  • Advanced level of proficiency in infrared spectroscopy (IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), and organic chemistry

Additional Information

Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled.

We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.