Chemist in Indianapolis, IN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Chemist

Shift: 1st shift, M-F (8-5) *Some OT may be required

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Summary:  Apex Life Sciences has an opening with a client in the global power industry. This position is a full time, first shift, contract to hire opportunity. This position will be responsible for performing chemical, physical, and electrical tests on insulating fluids. This position specifically requires experience in Gas Chromatography.


  • Primary focus of the job is to perform physical, chemical and electrical tests using established QA/QC procedures and best laboratory practices according to ASTM, IEC, and other methods as defined by the lab manager, lab director or VP of services.
  • Run standards and QC samples on a daily or other time based basis as required by the lab QA/QC practices and record that information
  • Check queues and test samples according to the stated SOPs
  • Update sample ID logs as required
  • Produce quality control charts in Excel or in another format as required
  • Learn LIMS (Doble Laboratory Information Management System) which is the software that is used in the laboratory in all aspects of our testing.
  • Identify samples where additional verification testing is needed prior to submitting results to customers.
  • Identify and report errant analysis that may affect the quality or the integrity of the analysis
  • Assist with customer technical questions in the absence of lab manager, lab director or VP
  • Maintain and Repair Analytical equipmen
  • Change out gases used to supply the equipment as required.
  • Change out desiccant when indicated by color change
  • Change out septa and nickel catalyst as required
  • Perform other troubleshooting duties.
  • Prepare calibration samples 4 times a year
  • Follow documented procedures to analyze and confirm results and prepare report.


• Must have sound knowledge on analytical chemistry, with 2-5 years of hands-on laboratory experience.

• Previous analytical work involving spectroscopy (FT-IR, UV/Vis), or chromatography (GC, HPLC).

• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

• Knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required.

• Must have strong math and computer skills.

• Experience with AA-Graphite Furnace is helpful but not required

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.