• Temporary Chemist

    # of Openings
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Quality Control
    Product Line
    Job Locations
    Holcim (US) Inc.
  • Overview

    Systech Environmental Corporation is a leading provider of by-product co-processing services in North America, with co-processing locations throughout the United States

    As an affiliate of LafargeHolcim, the leading cement and construction materials manufacturer in the world, Systech provides customers with innovative services to manage by-products, primarily by recovering energy or mineral content during the cement manufacturing process.


    To learn more about Systech Environmental Corporation visit our website at


    To conduct the technical evaluation of all samples that the company uses in its co-processing operation - to perform laboratory analyses and procedures to establish the acceptability of materials for use as a fuel.



    • Conducts laboratory procedures on waste and raw material samples to determine chemical and physical properties and their acceptability for processing.
    • Evaluates technical laboratory equipment, instruments, and hardware/software needs and advises what upgrades or enhancements are appropriate.
    • Participates in technical training of company personnel in evaluation techniques.
    • Conducts laboratory equipment troubleshooting, maintenance and calibration to ensure optimal analytical conditions and data quality objectives.
    • Complies with state and federal regulations, as well as the site’s WAP, SAMM and established QA/QC procedures.
    • May assist in determining/evaluating production capacity issues such as off-loading railcars.
    • Requires knowledge of permit & waste stream acceptability. Determine/evaluates production flow rates when applicable.
    • May samples waste loads according to procedure, as necessary.
    • Passes lab procedures proficiency test within one year of starting position.
    • Responsible for determining/communicating PPE requirements to operating personnel as recommended by compound model.
    • Trains other lab personnel and oversee workflow as required.
    • Acts in a safety conscience manner in the workplace and promotes safety with the other site employees.
    • Assist in other work areas of the facility when necessary to meet site emergencies or production priorities.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
    • Work requires the ability to maintain strict adherence to laboratory protocols where procedural errors or omissions can be adverse to short-range and long-range company operations. Participate in internal workshops for individual and work team development.



    Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree or a Technical Degree with 3 years’ experience 

    Field of Study Preferred:  Chemistry

    Required Work Experience:   3 years related production or research laboratory experience is preferred.

    Additional Requirements: Work in the site laboratory requires the use of a fume hood, safety glasses, respirator, and gloves up to 100% of the time when working with various waste materials of known and unknown nature.

    On-going training and education preferred:

    • Complete required regulatory, governmental and safety training such as RCRA and MSHA for this position and/or any other positions throughout the site where they can be of assistance
    • Participate in approved workshops and classes which will improve skills and assist one in staying current in the technical aspects of his/her work responsibilities




    Team Orientation: The ability to work cooperatively in a professional team-oriented environment.


    Technical Knowledge: Proven knowledge of technical and toxicological compound analysis techniques; knowledge of complex laboratory equipment, instruments, and hardware/software applications used in compound evaluation; knowledge of co-processing and waste management operations and accompanying permitting and regulatory requirements.


    Communication skills: Command of all oral and written communication skills necessary to translate technical laboratory processes and procedures to both technical and non-technical audiences - ability to instruct other laboratory personnel in clinical procedures and methods of analysis and results interpretations. Above average computer skills and the ability to complete reporting requirements


    Problem-solving: Demonstrated ability to perform complex laboratory procedures to analyze samples; ability to determine appropriate laboratory procedures, select a sampling technique, perform the necessary analytical analyses, and reach a conclusion with recommendations.



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