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Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

An opportunity has arisen for a Chemist to join this global organization within the Inorganic Analysis workteam of Intertek Allentown located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Inorganic Analysis plays a key role in characterizing what elements and compounds are present in a wide range of materials.

We are seeking a detail-oriented scientist who takes pride in helping others, wants to improve the effectiveness of our offerings, and is willing to learn

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform tasks essential for laboratory maintenance, operation and quality assurance.
  • Perform accurate sample preparation on solid and liquid samples using various methods including acid digestion, alkali and borate fusions, and microwave-assisted digestion for trace element analysis.
  • Set up analyses and operate various pieces of equipment for trace elements determination using ICP/OES, AA, and ICP/MS
  • Measure, collect and record test data in accordance with written procedures.
  • Process data and author reports compiling data and drawing conclusions
  • Distinguish good measurements from poor ones, identify appropriate next steps, and modify methods to produce accurate results.  
  • Assure projects are in compliance with current procedures and regulations
  • Provide technical training to staff members
  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues on laboratory techniques, sample preparation, instrumentation, data analysis, documentation, and safety
  • Will be expected to assume responsiblities in areas such as ion chromatography or titrations
  • Ensure compliance of company/client SOP, protocols, safety policies, methods, or other procedures with government rules and regulations 


  • BS or higher in chemistry or other related life or physical sciences
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with ICP and other trace analyses (may include FAAS, titrations, potentiometry, ion chromatography, etc.) on broad range of materials including polymers, ceramics, cosmetics, oils, etc.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of sample preparation techniques to be utilized on a range of materials (alkali and borate fusions, wet digestions, microwave digestions)
  • Experience with automated titrations and ion chromatography is preferred
  • Ability to apply chemical and analytical knowledge and experience to a broad range of materials for non-standard trace element analysis. Must be able to think beyond standard analytical approaches
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with diverse sample types and develop analytical approaches for a wide range of sample matrices while maintaining safe laboratory practices.
  • Proven ability to work well within a work team environment with frequently changing priorities to meet customer needs.
  • Must have good report writing and communication skills including customer phone calls, teleconferences, and email.
  • Familiarity with Perkin Elmer, Agilent, Thermo Fisher or other relevant ICP software and Microsoft Excel
  • Eager to learn
  • Must be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and desire to work on several projects at once
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions


A career with Intertek means joining a global network of professionals dedicated to bringing quality and safety to life.  Our vision is to become the world's most trusted partner for Quality Assurance and we offer our employees the change to make an impact with attractive growth opportunities in this industry on a global scale. 


We offer a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 


Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test. 



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