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Analyst ~ KMT – Iowa


Newton, IA, US



This position is primarily responsible for conducting analyses on petroleum and bio based fuels, lubricants, biomass, and related materials using approved ASTM and other certified laboratory methods. Methodologies include Distillation, Cloud Point, Pour Point, Cold Filter Plug Point, Elemental CHNS, TGA, Calorimetry, API Gravity, Ultimate/Proximate, and other Fuel and Biomass related analyses. The Analyst I, working in an accredited commercial laboratory in Newton, IA, provides a variety of routine scientific tasks under close supervision. Receives specific and detailed instructions as to required tasks and results expected.


  • Following established SOP’s and adhering to state, federal and other accrediting body requirements, prepare and process samples, and collect information about the composition of substances to support the analytical testing needs of clients, for such purposes as quantitative analysis, and product development
  • Prepare necessary standards, solutions, reagents, media, and samples for sample analyses
  • Utilize specialized laboratory equipment and instrumentation to process and analyze samples
  • Perform equipment and instrumentation set up
  • Accurately record observations and data and basic interpretation of data
  • Maintain the integrity of procedures and record professional activity for peer review
  • Monitor and address sample backlog issues
  • Maintain accurate, up to date logs, notebooks and equipment records
  • Perform necessary laboratory administrative functions such as filing paperwork, photocopying, reviewing of data, and entering data into computerized LIMS
  • Comply with and promote Safety, and Quality programs
  • Reviews Quality Control data (surrogates, blanks, MS/MSD, LFB’s, etc.) to ensure the integrity and validity of sample analysis.
  • Interprets and analyzes data results and performs a variety of calculations using algebraic or mathematical formulas, ensuring that the final calculations are accurate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, biology or relevant sciences preferred
  • Basic knowledge of principles, terminology, practices, techniques and instrumentation commonly used in a laboratory setting
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work and manage time to meet deadlines and rush orders
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work with delicate laboratory equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to comprehend and perform approved ASTM methods and procedures as related to a fuels and materials laboratory setting.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements:  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Working Conditions:  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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