Why Work for Silver State Analytical and the NEW Excelchem Labs

We offer team members a stable and moderate growth small company work environment.  We offer an essential service by applying chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and other sciences to real world analytical testing requirements.  Our clients are many and varied and depend on smart, reliable and helpful team members.  By providing quality data and excellent service to our clients, we do excellent service for our communities and our planet – Earth.  In the process we recognize a balance between work and family, career growth desires, a safe and positive work environment, rewards for hard work and success, and a teamwork approach full of sharing and camaraderie.  By applying our skills, we help accomplish our mission and feel good after a day’s work.  Please note that in 2019, past owners of Excelchem Environmental Laboratory in Rocklin, CA retired and all operations are under the direction of NEW owners and managers.  We are excited to develop the best team of scientists, technicians, customer service specialist and other professionals in an employee friendly and client responsive environment.

Mission:  We make our world better, cleaner, safer, and more prosperous.

Core Values:

SERVICE – Serve others with passion and a true desire to help. Provide valuable service to our clients, team members and communities.

INTEGRITY – Keep all our promises. Pursue only positive relationships. Behave and act in ways that are honest, professional, and ethical.

IMPROVEMENT – Improve our skills, procedures, and operations. Practice lifelong learning, innovate, and foster growth for our business and personal careers.

SHARING – Share in workload, fun, camaraderie, recognitions and rewards with team members, clients, industry and the company. Celebrate success.


Along with working in the science field; keeping our planet, food supply, and drinking water safe and clean;  and providing client services through a commercial testing laboratory; we are proud to offer an above industry average benefit program designed to help make our company a home for you, your career, and your family for many years.  Some highlights of benefits offered to all regular team members include:

  • Health Insurance – with major company subsidy for medical, dental, vision.
  • Supplemental group life, disability, accident insurances.
  • Paid Holidays.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave – Up to 22 days based on longevity.
  • Retirement savings plans with company contribution match.
  • Recognition and reward celebrations and offsite social events.
  • Team Member Referral Program.
  • Regular performance/career reviews, profit sharing program.
  • All PPE, lab coat services, company tee/polo shirts.
  • Comfortable break/lunch rooms, refreshments and wi-fi.


Current Job Openings

We are always looking to improve our most important asset – our people. If you have the passion and skills for science and a mindset for service to clients – we may be interested in speaking with you. We work with a wide variety of customers, industries, and sample types. We take on special projects and seek to add extra value in our services FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. This is a fun and professional environment where teamwork and quality is valued. We set the bar high and work to excel. We are innovative, dynamic and growing. We encourage initiative in employees and offer learning opportunities. Silver State Analytical Laboratories, Inc. and Excelchem Laboratories, Inc. are small businesses where your dedication and skill can make a difference for our customers and for our team. If you are interested in joining our team, we would like to talk to you. Please provide cover letter, resume, salary history, and references by email to: info@ssalabs.com. Please indicate your geographical location preference (Las Vegas, Reno, Elko, NV and Rocklin/Sacramento, CA).


Client Services Manager


Client project/program manager provides customer service and project management for client laboratory projects. Prepare price quotations, set schedules, coordinate field and lab work. Enter and edit work orders, monitor progress of lab projects, review and manage commercial terms of project. Review and deliver final project reports and assist with sales activities. Provide basic technical consultations to clients. Strong client service acumen and professional appearance/behavior required. Advanced proficiency in computerized LIMS systems and knowledge/skills in accounting/office management practices.


  • H.S. diploma, AA or BS preferred.
  • Client service, sales, project management experience.
  • Strong math/science aptitude.
  • Some knowledge of chemistry and biology.
  • 5-10 years experience.

Organic Chemist


Senior staff chemist responsible for analyses on water, soils and air for VOCs and SVOCs using extraction, digestion, leaching preparation methods and advanced GC/MC analytical skills. Proficiency in EPA methods 8260, 8270, 624/625 and 524/525 plus pesticides, HAA5 and others. Rigorous qa/qc skills required and ability to calibrate, tune, troubleshoot and maintain Agilent and related equipment. Back-up analyses for other lab tests including ICS, ICP, titrations, gravametric methods and microbiology. Ability to follow and assist with writing SOP’s following NELAC and related standards.


  • B.S. Chemistry (M.S. desirable) 5-10 years experience.

Staff Chemist or Lab Technician


Staff chemist or technician responsible for testing of environmental and chemical samples including drinking water, wastewater and soils/solids using EPA, Standard Methods, and ASTM methods including colorimetric methods, titrations, ion chromatography, spectrophotometric, and gravimetric methods. Microbiological analyses using industry standard kits and methods. Rigorous quality control is required and an understanding of GLP rules and requirements is a plus. We prefer an individual with experience in lab work. Technician position requires general lab duties such as glassware washing and sample prep. Chemist positions require ability to write and follow SOP’s and leadership abilities. All positions require use of computerized Laboratory Information Management Systems.


  • B.S. Chemistry/Biochemistry/Microbiology for Chemist/Analyst positions.
  • H.S. or AA in related science for Technician positions.

Field Technician


Technical and driver position responsible for sample kits, pick-up & delivery, collecting field samples including water, soil, and waste. Field sampling will include grab and composite sampling of industrial, municipal, and private water systems – using basic and advanced equipment and test instruments. Candidate will also perform elementary laboratory analyses in house and in the field. Support overall operations including sample intake, stocking, equipment rental, cleanups and related duties. Strong client service acumen and professional appearance required.


  • H.S. diploma, math/science aptitude;
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.