Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Temporary Chemist


Job Description





 Primary function is performing specified analytical and instrumental testing of water and wastewater, soil, solid waste, and raw material samples.  Must have the have experience in analytical chemistry testing.  This would include classical chemistry and some physical testing methods. Knowledge of environmental testing would be helpful.



  1. Testing requirements include: Total and suspended solids, pH, ammonia, specific gravity, Karl Fischer for water content, titrimetric procedures for acidity and alkalinity.
  2. Must have knowledge or be able to quickly learn ASTM procedures for raw materials testing and reporting.
  3. Must understand the fundamentals and underlying chemistry for the methods that are used in the laboratory and know the standard matrix interferences for the procedures being performed. Must be able to interpret, evaluate, and validate the analytical results from the test method.
  4. Some prior experience in standard laboratory instrumental analysis such as UV-VIS spectroscopy, and Ion Specific Electrode analysis is helpful.
  5. Comply with CTC HSSE Policies and Procedures.
  6. Provide routine maintenance to equipment and instrumentation as needed.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by laboratory management. 



The Chemist reports to laboratory senior staff.



  1. Must possess at a minimum a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related science.
  2. Must have at least 5 years of actual laboratory experience.
  3. Must be detail oriented and have some prior experience in classical analytical, instrumental chemistry, and environmental testing.
  4. Must have excellent organizational and time management skills and be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  5. Must be cooperative and work well with other staff; be a willing team player.
  6. Prior experience in a multi-functioning industry or commercial laboratory helpful.
  7. Must be able to multi-task in a very demanding and fast-paced environment.  



Physical requirements of the job include standing for long periods of time, carrying and transferring products.   

Company Information

We are Canal Analytical & Environmental Services, the Laboratory Services Division of Canal Barge Company. We offer analytical testing for the petrochemical, petroleum, marine, biofuels, and agricultural industries in the Chicagoland area. Opportunity is knocking for you as we continue to grow our staff with dependable & driven people who are anxious to get involved and feel a sense of purpose with their work.


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