Principal Chemist in Ashland, VA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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    Ashland, VA
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Job Description

Environmental Chemist (EPA, Water testing, Jar Testing, Lime, Silicone, Phosphorus Removal)


  • Our client is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill their Principal Chemist position. Under the direction of the Laboratory Manager, the qualified applicant will provide functional and technical assistance in the laboratory including performing treatability studies for difficult water matrixes in complex treatment lines, conducting research both in the laboratory and field, set up and execution of sampling and testing programs.
  • Must demonstrate expertise with performing jar testing, lime softening, silicone removal, and phosphorus removal.
  • Applies knowledge of principles and practices Of Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology and Mathematics required in an Analytical Laboratory setting, use standard Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and QA/QC procedures, and other applicable standards to collect and analyze samples of water, wastewater, and industrial process water for a variety of environmental test conditions.

Company Details: Large, global Environmental Water Service Company headquartered in New Jersey. They provide advanced water solutions to clients around the globe.

Culture/Team: Safety and sustainability are primary focuses of this organization. They also believe in creating safe workplace habits to foster productivity, collaboration and growth.

Compensation and Benefits

  • As a contract employee of Apex, you’d be eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Short Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay Periods; Training and Development Programs; Corporate Discounts/ Perks and our Referral Program.           


  • Demonstrate expertise with performing jar testing, lime softening, silicone removal, and phosphorus removal
  • Oversee performance of routine physical and chemical analyses of water samples according to documented requirements and in accordance with established procedures
  • Assist in the daily laboratory operations and analysis;
  • Manage and conduct key client treatability studies supporting both the internal global business units and external clients;
  • Provide process treatment recommendations;
  • Oversee the preparation, review, and presentation of technical papers and reports;
  • Assist in maintaining all laboratory operations in accordance to the quality assurance (QA) plan;
  • Maintain a safe laboratory environment;
  • Ensure the quality of data produced by the laboratory;

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s (BS) degree in Chemistry preferred; Chemical Engineering, Biology, or Environmental Science acceptable;
  • Eight to ten (8-10) years of experience in a Water testing, Environmental testing, performing jar testing, lime softening, silicone removal, phosphorus removal, Process Chemistry or Environmental laboratory setting; Water and Wastewater treatment experience preferred;
  • Technical understanding & working knowledge of applicable instrumentation & Standard EPA methodologies related to water and wastewater treatment;
  • Proficiency in both verbal and written communication, inclusive of working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Planning & organization skills
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Strong Team orientation
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Self-motivated & creative
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours, bend, stoop, reach, and twist during various tasks throughout the day

If interested in this role, please send a copy of your current resume to Teleca Ogele at and reference job ID 911040


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 844-463-6178.