The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. (MSG) Analytical Laboratory (AL) a NVLAP accredited asbestos testing lab located in Canton, Michigan, is currently seeking a Full Time Microscopist to perform asbestos and material analysis. MSGAL 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. Experienced Asbestos PLM analysts are welcomed to apply. We offer competitive pay. Analysts will be trained and responsible for: Preparation and analysis of bulk and solid materials for asbestos content using PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy), PCM (Phase Contrast Microscopy) and related quality control procedures. Determination of visual percentage and optical properties of asbestos and non-asbestos material. Record data in a specified manner. Some clerical work may be involved including login and data entry, scanning and emailing reports and answering phones. Routinely maintain and calibrate microscopes and other equipment. Perform quality control practices per company Quality Assurance/Quality Control manual.
Requirements: Minimum requirement High School Diploma or Equivalent. Laboratory experience either in academic or commercial setting preferred. 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/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.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
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