Thielsch Engineering

Laboratory Analyst

Job Locations US-RI-Cranston
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


ESS Laboratory is seeking a Lab Analyst to prepare and analyze samples using approved, established SOPs with strict adherence to ESS Laboratory Assurance Manual. The position is based out of the Cranston, RI office.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and analyze samples using approved, established SOPs with strict adherence to ESS laboratory’s Quality Assurance Manual.  Performs peer review to ensure unimpeachable data quality.  Participates in SOP and method development.

  • Under general supervision, performs assigned tasks following method protocols from the EPA, state agencies, and ESS Laboratory

  • Interprets data and reports data in accordance with ESS Laboratory procedures.

  • Follows all relevant QA/QC policies found in the QA/QC manual.

  • Participates in the management of hazardous waste by ensuring hazardous waste is properly stored and disposed of. Responsible for proper disposal of samples, digestates, extracts and reagents into satellite containers.

  • Actively participates in maintaining a safe and healthy working environment that is in compliance with the requirements of ESS Laboratory’s Health and Safety Program (and any additional requirements demanded by local laws and regulations).

  • Responsible for accurately preparing standards and reagents in accordance with ESS Laboratory’s SOPs.

  • Performs routine sample analysis/processes in accordance with ESS Laboratory’s SOPs including, but not limited to, sample preparation.

  • Reviews and validates data acquired from methods for which they are qualified.

  • Performs routine instrument maintenance as specified by supervisor or ESS Laboratory’s SOPs.

  • Maintains gas supplies (where applicable).

Position Type:

  • This is a full-time position, 1st shift hours, 8:00am - 5:00pm 

  • The average work week is 40-45 hours depending on business needs


  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Exceptional attentiveness to detail, with ability to learn and understand technical terms 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work with chemical and solvents 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work effectively with high volumes, meet short deadlines, and take direction.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive wages
  • Health Care - United HealthCare, Delta Dental and Vision Service Plan
  • Paid holidays and Paid Time off (PTO)
  • Employer-paid Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Employer-paid Life and AD&D insurance; access to short and long-term disability insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement, Professional development and more! 



Who We Are

The RISE Group is an employee-owned, professional engineering firm that provides a complete range of consulting, design, and energy services to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our multi-disciplined engineering and technical staff specialize in failure analysis, engineering design, process optimization, and condition assessment.  Our work demonstrates how creative collaboration can produce outstanding results for our clients and our communities.


Our Culture


At RISE, our customers come from all walks of life -- and so do our employees!  We hire amazing people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We can confidently state that we are successful as a direct result of our diversity.


From day one and throughout your career with us, you’ll find a workplace culture with expansive personal & professional development opportunities, cutting edge technology, a place where relationships are valued, and work/life balance is always a priority.


We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our workplace and in our communities. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.



The RISE Group is an employee-owned company and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.




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