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Laboratory technician / chemical analyst

Job in Groningen, the Netherlands

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English (Fluent)

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0 to 5 years

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Local Unit & Position Description

Our fuel analysis team is working for a broad range of customers primarily in the gas industry sector. Our laboratory technicians and analysts deliver fuel analysis services of gaseous energy carriers, like hydrogen, natural gas, synthetic gases, biologically formed gases and emission gases. With the ISO 17025 accreditation for our operational environment, our methodology for analyses is traceable to the highest national and international standards

The service portfolio includes a wide range laboratory quality measurement capabilities. In addition to the laboratory capabilities on-site gas quality measurement and performance compliance testing for gas technologies are performed. We offer a broad range of facilities for on-site gas quality measurements in order to support operations or verify compliance of gas technologies.

We deliver our fuel analysis services to a rapidly changing gas industry. The increased introduction of renewables, shale gases and LNG are a growing challenge. While the industry is diversifying and moving to a more sustainable future, it’s important to ensure safe, affordable and reliable transport, distribution and end-use of gas. The understanding of gas composition and performance, in addition to compliance to standards, secures a safe, reliable and beneficial gas industry.

Position Qualifications

We are looking for a laboratory technician / chemical analyst in the Groningen office. As a laboratory technician / chemical analyst you are responsible for the timely delivery of reliable analysis results. Taking and collecting samples from customers on location as well as performing on-site gas quality measurements are also an important part of your daily work. You will work with various analytical techniques and equipment, in particular GC and GC-MS.

Your tasks include:

  • Produce reliable analysis results while maintaining a high-quality standard of the services;
  • Comply with the (internal) laboratory procedures in accordance with ISO17025 and other quality systems;
  • Taking and collecting samples from customers on location;
  • Preparing and performing on-site gas quality measurements;
  • Periodically, checking, calibrating and maintaining analysis equipment and reporting;
  • Administrating analysis using LIMS and Microsoft Office software;
  • Work safely according standards and procedures;
  • Identifying customer demands and needs.

Personal characteristics/ behaviour:

  • Effective team player;
  • Proactive work mentality;
  • Customer and service oriented;
  • Flexible and result driven.

Position Qualifications:

  • Completed MLO in (analytical) chemistry or equivalent;
  • Experience with GC and GC-MS or analysis in the gas industry is recommended;
  • 0-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Willingness to take courses relevant to the work;
  • Willingness to travel for the work;
  • Driving license (B).

What we’re offering

A challenging and varied job in a dynamic environment. Naturally, the position is rewarded appropriately, including good fringe benefits. This position offers the prospect of a permanent job.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

About DNV GL
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Each day, you will find us at work with over 100,000 customers, in more than 100 countries, building the invisible infrastructure of trust. We are the leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the maritime, oil and gas, and power and renewables industries. We are also global leaders in certifying management systems of companies across...

2,400 employees