TTB Physical Science Technician

Beltsville, MD
TTB (Alcohol Tobacco Tax)
Full-time
Physical Science Technicians will provide support to key Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Bureau (TTB) staff or teams by performing the following illustrative functions:

·      Prepares laboratory samples and standards for analysis
·      Assists chemists in routine sample analysis using established analytical methods and procedures
·      Assists chemists in methods development research
·      Assists chemists in collecting data and submits data in requested formats
·      Follows all laboratory Quality Program Documents (QPD), ISO and safety procedures
·      Carries out routine maintenance of laboratory equipment
·      Inputs data into computer systems/data bases or instrumentation. Updates or revises databases or spreadsheets as instructed. Researches, locates, and retrieves information from databases or files. When necessary, files incoming material and maintains necessary records
·      Performs other routine and non-routine duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications

    • Shall also have a minimum of one-year basic experience in operation, and date collection of analytical equipment such as HPLC, GC/MS, as well as isolation and separation techniques such as column chromatography, liquid-liquid and solid-phase extraction, headspace, and distillation techniques is highly desirable.
    • Shall also have a minimum of two years’ experience as Physical Science Technician (PST) or Technician in a laboratory setting working on data entry, data query, data mining, etc, using databases such as modern Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
    • One-year experience in operation of analytical equipment such as HPLC, GC/MS, as well as isolation and separation techniques such as column chromatography, liquid-liquid and solid-phase extraction, headspace, and distillation techniques , and their usage for technical problem solving is highly desirable.

Required Experience

    • 2-year degree in an accredited college or university leading to associate or higher degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or basic science.
    • Must be a US Citizen.