LA Testing Inc./EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seeking a Full Time Microscopist Asbestos PLM for its South Pasadena, CA location. LA Testing Inc./EMSL Analytical Inc. is a growing commercial environmental testing laboratory. This position offers the chance to work for a stable company that is team oriented and offers growth opportunities within the organization.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Preparation and analysis of bulk and solid materials for asbestos content using a Polarized Light Microscope (PLM), Phase Contrast Microscope (PCM), and/or Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).
Determination of visual percentage and optical properties of asbestos and non-asbestos material.
Analysis of Quality Control (QC) samples.
Prioritization of samples in queue for analysis.
Monitor laboratory supplies and reagents for any materials needed.
Assist with calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment when needed.
Record data in a specified manner.
Some clerical work may be involved including login and data entry, scanning and emailing reports and answering phones.
Maintain and troubleshoot equipment when needed.
Perform autoclave duties.
Perform quality control practices per company Quality Assurance/Quality Control manual.
Minimum requirement HS Diploma or Equivalent.
Three years of laboratory experience either in academic or commercial setting.
Experienced candidates are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a Life Science: Geology, Microbiology, Biology, Environmental Science, and/or Chemistry background is a plus but not required.
Light microscopy, optical mineralogy/petro-graphic microscope training a plus.
One to two years of asbestos PLM/TEM/PCM experience is preferred but not required – will train.
Candidate must be able to distinguish colors in order to perform analysis.
Must be able to work independently and with a team.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced setting, multi-task, and prioritize assignments.
Must have good communication, computer, typing, and organizational skills.
Must be okay with cross training in other areas of analysis if needed to meet business demands.
Tuesday to Saturday- Tuesday to Friday 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM OR
Wednesday to Friday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, Saturday 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Training to start Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Training will take place for the first 2-3 weeks in our Huntington Beach, CA laboratory location.
For Consideration of Employment ALL Candidates MUST apply through the Careers Website:
LA Testing offers a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, mold & bacteria (microbiology), lead paint, indoor air quality, and industrial hygiene applications.
Our unmatched capacity coupled with a companywide focus on customer satisfaction makes no project too large or too small. Our corporate research and development capabilities allow us to bring new methodologies on line quickly to meet new industry challenges and client needs.
We are committed to providing reliable, defensible data in a standardized and user-friendly format. Rapid turnaround and competitive prices make the dependable results you get that much more valuable.
LA Testing…delivering unmatched quality!
LA Testing/EMSL Offers full time benefits: medical, dental, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holiday pay and a flexible spending account.
For more information about LA Testing please visit our web site at www.latesting.com
EOE including Veterans and Disabled.