Lab Analyst

Website Airgas

Lab Analyst Job Highlights

Title Lab Analyst
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Technical Support
Location Elk Grove Village, IL, United States
Company Airgas

Company Profile

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, hard goods/related products, safety products, ammonia products, and process chemicals.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Lab Analyst who will provide analytical and technical support for producing and certifying gas cylinders.

Primarily responsible for the certification of candidate gas standards in compliance with customer requirements; federal, state, and local regulations; and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of Airgas

Educational Level

  • High School Degree or GED (required)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Chemistry, or related Degree field (strongly preferred)

Work Experience

  • Prefer prior technical experience with compressed/welding gases, gas analysis, and gas lab equipment.
  • Prior experience utilizing SAP (preferred)


  • Blends a full range of components including flammable gases, corrosive materials, toxic materials, and liquefiable components.
  • Calculates and documents analytical results.
  • Calculates to produce mixtures to meet required production tolerances and documents analytical results. Makes flammable/oxidizer calculations where necessary to ensure that a mixture can be safely made.
  • Completes all necessary documentation to accurately record all production actions.
  • Maintains a positive and productive work environment through active participation in laboratory meetings and assigned team activities.
  • Operates control panels, containing valves and pressure gauges, and scales to accurately measure components into cylinders.
  • Performs analyses of gas mixtures related to composition and compliance with production and analytical tolerances investigating any discrepancies. Performs analysis on samples of pure gases to determine levels of impurities and comparison with Airgas specifications to determine whether the sample passes or fails.
  • Performs cylinder analysis and ensures compliance following the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ISO, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Safety Management System (SMS) objectives.
  • Provides customers with the highest level of service by ensuring that all special product requests are met.
  • Provides technical support to the production lab by validating standards and performing intermediate analyses as needed.
  • Selects cylinders and valve combinations to ensure compatibility with the mix and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Supports all safety standards in the production of cylinder gases including assisting with internal industrial, medical, and specialty gas audits as directed by the manager. Complies with company guidelines and procedures as well as government regulations relating to the safe handling of hazardous materials/cylinder gases including loading methods, loading for safety, availability of cylinders, and weight distribution.
  • Employees may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


  • Ability to read and comprehend material safety data sheets.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet management requirements and customer expectations.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratios, and percent.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Communication skills that ensure a smooth flow of information between self and others through clear speaking and writing, encouragement of open expression of ideas, and effective listening.
  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, and procedures that apply to this position’s responsibilities.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be able to safely drive a forklift.
  • Self-starter; self-motivated; well organized; ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of leveraging metrics and related tools to improve production efficiency and effectiveness.

Employer’s Statement

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

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