Position Description

Forensic Chemistry Technician
Location Grand Prairie, TX
Department IFS-DFW
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Are You A Chemistry Grad Looking To Start Your Career?

Do You Want to Work with Analytical Instruments Doing Forensic Casework?

If You Answered YES – NMS Is For YOU!

Company Overview:

NMS Labs has developed an extensive menu of more than 2,500 tests to support clients in forensic, criminalistic, public health and clinical fields. For over 50 years, our clients have relied on NMS Labs for unique testing solutions that demonstrate our company core values of Quality, Integrity, Service, Innovation and Engagement. As we work to increase the company’s positive impact on public health and public safety, we are seeking talented professionals to join us for the journey! We invite you to learn more about our company by visiting NMSLabs.com. 

Job Description:

NMS Labs is hiring a Forensic Chemistry Technician for our Grand Prairie, TX location!  The FC Technician will perform analytical testing and preparation of materials, non-biological samples and equipment used in, but not limited to, forensic casework.

.  Other duties include:

  • Performs data entry, handling/aliquoting, and sampling of chemical specimens, as needed
  • Prepares and validates reagents, controls and calibrators
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemical substances utilizing chemical and instrumental methods that will include, but are not limited to, GC/MS.
  • Performs and maintains appropriate quality assurance and quality control procedures.
  • Performs routine maintenance and basic troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation
  • Generate data for Analyst to interpret and review.
  • Retains samples in suitable storage area
  • Follows chain of custody procedures
  • Performs evidence intake, data entry, and returns

The Forensic Chemistry Technician must have working knowledge of analytical procedures including a basic understanding of analytical terminology, methods, and theory and methods of data interpretation.  A high level of integrity is required, as well as good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.  The Forensic Chemistry Technician must have the ability to follow SOPs, as well as compliance standards and safety practices. 

Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or forensic science from an accredited university required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological science, or forensic science from an accredited university with coursework and associated lab classes in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Analytical (Instrumental) Chemistry preferred.
  • Licensed by the Texas Forensic Science Commission within 1 year of hire, as applicable
  • Lab related experience is preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to hear
  • Vision (with correction) including color, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Standing, reaching with hands and arms, and using hands and fingers to manipulate instruments or equipment controls, computer keyboard, office equipment, objects or tools
  • Movement from one work location to another
  • Sitting and standing, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Lifting objects up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to travel as needed for court testimony.
  • Exposure to intermittent or constant sounds generated by equipment
  • Exposure to fumes, noxious odors and dust
  • Handling of biological material and blood-borne pathogens
  • Handling of toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Proximity to moving parts

Offers of employment are made contingent upon a nationwide background investigation and urine drug screen with results satisfactory to standards of employment at NMS. NMS requires all employees to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.  

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and official or unofficial transcripts and apply at http://www.nmslabs.com/careers.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled Armed Forces Service medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge), domestic violence victim status, arrest record, or predisposing genetic characteristics.

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