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Asbestos Polarized Light (PLM) Analysts (RIchmond, VA & Cincinnati, OH)

SanAir Technologies Laboratory, Inc. has multiple positions available for polarized analysts in Richmond, VA and Cincinnati OH . Our environmental testing laboratory offers multiple services such as asbestos, chemistry and lead, microbiology identification, and forensic testing. Our labs are growing, and we are looking to hire long-term to accommodate recent expansion and growth.  
Responsibilities include:
-Sample processing, documentation, and preparation.
-Analysis of bulk and thin-section slides for asbestos mineral fibers using PLM Polarized Light Microscopy
-Determination of optical properties and visual percentages for detected asbestos grains
-Quantification of asbestos present, and identification of additional natural/artificial sample components
-Document asbestos findings and characteristics in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
-Implementation of quality control procedures
-Adherence to lab safety protocols
-Adherence to EPA standards for asbestos identification

-Must have an undergraduate degree in Geology, Environmental Sciences, related science, or PLM Asbestos training course
-Must adhere to lab safety protocols and implement safety measures such as fume hoods, PPE, and sample containment
-Must have good communication skills, be able to multi-task in high pace environment, and willing to work extended hours and occasional weekends when necessary

Preferred, but not required:
-2 years of PLM experience in asbestos testing preferred
-Courses in mineralogy, petrology, sedimentology, or materials science
-Research assistant or undergraduate research involving metamorphic petrology, microscopy sample prep, and mineral identification

-Paid vacation and holidays (annual leave increases with years of experience)
-Annual profit sharing
-Employer funded Health Saving Account
-Medical, Dental, 401(k) and 401k matching, Voluntary Benefits, Life Insurance
-Time and a half pay for overtime hours
-Equal opportunity employer