Retain Technician

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Port Arthur, TX
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Job Type:  Full Time


Responsible for all activities involving sample handling including receiving, tracking, storage, and disposal.


Responsible for all activities involving sample handling including receiving, tracking, storage, and disposal.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for logging in, tracking, correctly storing, and disposing of all samples
• Familiar with American Petroleum Institute (API) procedures and documents as they relate to samples
• Familiar with EPA regulations governing samples particularly as they relate to the disposal and maintenance of disposal records
• Carry out the assigned tasks in accordance with the latest industry standards and practices and in accordance with the specific instructions given by the Laboratory manager and/or supervisor
• Responsible for the correct preparation of all reports pertaining to samples
• Responsible for keeping retain and storage area clean, organized, and free from safety hazards at all times
• Attendance at monthly safety meetings is required


• High school diploma and related experience in the industry preferable.
• Ability to read, write and clearly communicate in English
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, schedulers, and clients.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule formats.
• Familiarity with basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs
• Ability to interact with office and laboratory personnel in a proper, professional and business-like manner

Working Conditions The employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. AmSpec Services provides product information, training, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment in an effort to protect employees from exposure to potentially harmful levels of those materials. Employees are required to read product information, use available engineering controls, follow guidelines presented during training, and be able to wear and use appropriate protective equipment, including respiratory protective equipment, as may be required by the work environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Requirements
Pass a drug and alcohol test specified by AmSpec
Pass an annual Pulmonary Fitness and Respirator Fit Test
Pass a physical examination by a physician designated by AmSpec Services, both before employment and at any time during employment upon request of AmSpec Services to confirm the Surveyor’s ability to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Ability to stand for extended periods and lift/carry boxes weighing up to 45lbs.
Ability to work in the presence of odors, typical of petroleum or petrochemicals, without allergic reactions or nausea when such odors are within OSHA-designated permissible exposure limits (PELs).

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