Chemist Job Description Sample
Oxygen Development is a world-class organization with more than 10 years of experience and savoir-faire in the development and production of high-quality cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and bath & body products.
The company is an outsourcing partner to major global brands and trend setting players across all distribution channels, from high-end to mass market. Oxygen Development provides its customers with outstanding services, from bulk manufacturing to full turn-key solutions.
The company's state-of-the-art 220,000 square-foot headquarters, located in South Florida, is an FDA/OTC approved production and warehousing facility.
Oxygen Development's success has been fueled by a culture of operational excellence and innovation. The company provides its customers with leading research and innovation, cutting-edge technology, differentiated products, and a remarkable customer experience.
Mission: "Formulating Competitive Advantage"
At Oxygen we are driven to innovate and accelerate new product introductions to the global marketplace while reducing costs and improving the quality of our products and services.
We pride ourselves in driving value and enhancing the competitive advantage for our customers.
Manage "day-to-day" projects, based on product briefs and development requests.
Assess project feasibility and assign work to lab technicians based on the degree of complexity and skills required
Keep time schedule for submissions to marketing, formula evaluation, pilot schedule, stability, safety testing, etc...
Negotiate timing and project related aspects with other teams
Responsible for successful R&D contributions
Communicate to direct supervisor any issue related to project feasibility
Interface with contractors and suppliers
Ensure effective coordination and communication with Marketing and Sales Department
Interact with Process Engineers, Production, Purchasing and Quality Control Department.
Assist Marketing/Sales with technical expertise and make joint visits as needed to meet existing or new customers
Maintain laboratory safety standards
Perform routine analytical and physical tests
Ensure that customers expectations are met/exceeded
Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
About the Position: Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.
They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. The 20th Command CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) is the higher headquarters for the majority of Army's CBRNE and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) units assigned to US Army Forces Command.
Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground South near Edgewood, Maryland, the command also includes operational elements that are unique within the Army and Department of Defense (DOD). With a primary mission to support the warfighter overseas, the command also supports the Homeland to counter and eliminate threats from CBRNE hazards and weapons of mass destruction. A deployable headquarters with a distinct military presence, the 20th Command CBRNE offers rewarding opportunities for Army civilians wishing to truly serve their country. Because of the partnership with Redstone Family Housing, DA civilian employees now have an option to rent family housing and enjoy the benefit of living between Huntsville and Madison, AL.
Emergency Essential: Position is considered Emergency Essential to support DA's mobilization and wartime mission during periods of increasing tension or mobilization because: (1) no qualified and immediate replacement exists; and (2) having it vacant would (a) impair the effective operation of essential military support systems, or (b) adversely impact the combat mission of deployed forces. Failure of incumbent to remain in the position may result in separation. (Ch. 75 Title 5 USC, FPM Ch. 752). In the event of a crisis situation or war, the incumbent must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority.
Lautenberg Agreement: bans individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence and certain others from possession or access to firearms/ammunition. (False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment per 18 U.S.C. Section 1001).
This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Acceptance of such weapons is voluntary for all civilian personnel. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g) (91)).
Plans chemical air monitoring team, performs near real time monitoring and solid sorbent tube operations for the presence of toxic chemical agents.
Travels to Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) and various remote locations CONUS and OCONUS to conduct chemical sampling, monitoring, and analysis operations.
Professional knowledge of chemistry and a broad background in analytical techniques to include gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, flame photometric detector, and halogen specific detector.
Safety and security required to perform this work in non-traditional environments.
Incumbent participates with the project leader in defining the problem and in developing a plan of action.
Incumbent independently carries work through to completion, referring issues to section supervisor for assistance when needed.
Incumbent interprets data and prepares work for inclusion in customer reports.
75% or less - You may be expected to travel over 50% of the time for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Incumbent must possess or obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
This is an Emergency Essential (EE) position, which requires the selectee to sign a DoD Form 2365 (DoD Civilian Employee Overseas EE Position Agreement) with the potential to be deployed overseas.
This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment EE physical examination.
Incumbent must participate in an external semi-annual proficiency test and successfully pass in order to meet mission readiness.
This position requires travel up to 50% of the time, sometimes overnight, to remote locations away from the typical duty station.
Incumbent must be available for emergency CONUS (Continental U.S.) response to chemical accident/incident situations 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Incumbent must be physically able to wear chemical protective gear and full-face chemical protective masks with appropriate optical inserts and will be enrolled in a respiratory protection program.
During deployment, the selectee?s work may involve potentially hazardous conditions, and involve long hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Incumbent must be able to work outside, exposed to all weather conditions (e.g. foul weather, extreme hot and cold), and unpredictable terrain or access.
This position is subject to random drug testing throughout employment.
Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain the Defense Packaging of Hazardous Materials for Transportation certification (SMPT).
Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver?s License with Hazardous Material qualification.
Emergency response activities may include long periods of standing and walking, carrying heavy objects (50 lbs. or more), climbing flights of stairs, crouching, while wearing OSHA Level C Personnel Protective Ensemble for extended periods of time.
Incumbent is required to operate and maintain MEL air monitoring/emergency response vehicles/equipment/instruments IAW regulations/procedures.
The selectee may be required to wear government provided uniforms.
Position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a crime of domestic violence are not eligible and may not be hired or if employed, must be removed if convicted of domestic violence.
Requires CBRNE familiarization and the possibility of individual weapon familiarization/qualification. Acceptance of such weapons is voluntary for all civilian personnel.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is .
Basic Requirement for Chemist position:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Course work equivalent to a major in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
GS - 11 Minimum Qualifications
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) utilizing knowledge of analytical techniques to include gas chromatography and mass spectrometry; 2) preparing laboratory reports that identify and validate results, and 3) verifying documentation for shipment of chemicals, materials, and /or items that are considered Dangerous Goods.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12.
Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.
GS - 09 Minimum Qualifications
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes [insert examples of specialized experience]. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12.
Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP-16) position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's .
Performs other duties as assigned.
Moving/relocation expenses are not authorized.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the .
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: . 2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for
The La Porte Complex is seeking a professional Quality Control Lab Chemist to join the team. In this role, the incumbent will provide technical, operational, and analytical support to the quality control labs, production units, and business teams for driving improvements to product quality processes and the
QC laboratory. The Chemist supports our LLDPE, LDPE, olefins, acetic acid, and vinyl acetate production technologies. Also, the Chemist is responsible in supporting compliance requirements in the QC labs for ISO, ASTM and other industry standards. The focus of the position is to ensure the laboratory provides accurate, reliable, and timely data and support to internal and external customers.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
- Recommends and sets direction for lab HSE, methods, procedures, techniques and technical guidance for
- Challenges the status quo in lab practices and methods to provide better response and data to the
supporting units and business teams
- Leads efforts on troubleshooting of laboratory issues and ensure calibration and maintenance of
Assists operating units in resolving issues through understanding of chemistry, analytical methods, and equipment.
Focal point for operating units and business units to interface with Quality Control Lab
Provides technical input and guidance to ensure laboratory support for process troubleshooting, process improvement, and new business development
Supports business teams to develop testing protocols and methods for new product development
Provides technical training on laboratory quality systems for laboratory technicians
Develops and maintain industry best practice knowledge and apply to quality control environment
Identifies opportunities for improvement for laboratory testing and methods and cost reduction
Supports product quality incident investigations
BS degree in Chemistry is required
Minimum requirements are 5 or more years of experience in a refining, petrochemical, or chemical
environment or related industry. Knowledge of manufacturing processes relating to polyolefins, olefins, and/or acetyls is a plus
Good working knowledge of leading industry standards such as ISO, ASTM
Demonstrated IT capability in Microsoft Office Suite
Good troubleshooting skills and techniques with ability to communicate results
Olin Epoxy, a division of Olin Corporation, has an opening for a Chemist at its Roberta, Georgia manufacturing facility. This role independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering/scientific techniques, processes and criteria using judgment in making process adaptations and modifications. As an individual contributor, the Chemist carries out complex or new assignments requiring the development of new or improved products, techniques, and procedures and ensures overall quality control of processes, raw materials and products in line with regulatory and industry standards.
Olin Corporation is a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition. Olin is the world's leading producer of chlor alkali products and Vinyls, the number one supplier of epoxy materials, the number one global seller of membrane caustic soda and chlorinated organics and the number one North American seller of chlorine, bleach and hydrochloric acid. Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components and industrial cartridges.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides chemistry and analytical support for quality assurance lab
Provides technical support to division management regarding product quality issues that can impact customer requirements or specifications of products
Develops standard operating procedures, modifies laboratory procedures and develops new analytical methods/techniques to ensure product quality
Ensures development of quality analytical procedures, methods and standards certifying technological processes and procedures, qualifying products and supervising testing
Develops quality policies, procedures, methodologies or modifications to ensure high quality products
Utilizes statistical tools to evaluate performance of methods and analytical equipment and manufacturing processes
Coordinates with manufacturing and other internal departments to define and resolve product quality problems
Maintains analytical equipment
Coordinates service for laboratory equipment and instruments
Assures adequate documentation and reporting of procedures, results and findings
Participates in the implementation of new products and transfer of technology
Plans, leads or coordinates quality related projects
Independently makes decisions on problems and methodology issues and secures necessary resources
Acts as an advisor to others as an expert in the field
May be required to back-up Quality Supervisor/Manager
Performs method validation
Coordinates ISO activities
Assists with training fellow employees as needed
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree* in Chemistry, Engineering or Science-related discipline; Master's Degree a plus
Minimum of 4 years laboratory or quality assurance related experience
Prior manufacturing, process or chemical plant experience highly preferred
Good written and verbal communication skills; creative problem solving skills
Ability to interface with all levels of employees
Attention-to-detail, ability to interpret data, including use of statistical tools and make or recommend adjustments based on findings
Knowledge of basic laboratory instrumentation
Experience using highly-automated analytical instrumentation, such as: AutoTitrators, FTIR, Rheometer, DSC, and viscosity, density, and color measurements
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office; SAP preferred
Quality data management systems or laboratory information management systems preferred
JMP or similar statistical software experience preferred
Ability to troubleshoot and perform minor maintenance on laboratory equipment preferred
Knowledge and experience with quality programs (i.e. certification/documentation requirements, etc.) preferred
Must be able to obtain a TWIC
Degree must be from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education
Olin is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Position: ChemistLocation: Westbury, NY
Perform standard testing on a variety of powders to determine chemical and physical characteristics to specification requirements following prescribed methods and industry guidelines. Schedule and execute work in accordance with the demand plan. Effectively communicate testing requirements and expectations to chemists/technicians to ensure turnaround times are met. Review test results and is capable of recognizing a properly executed analysis and can distinguish between valid and invalid test data. Creates test reports. Performs lab setup and shutdown as required.
Maintain the laboratory in a clean, safe, and environmentally controlled manner.
Perform sample preparation for analysis utilizing various instruments including ICP, XRD, and XRF.
Perform preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
Maintain calibration schedule and system.
Participate in Round Robin and Proficiency Testing studies to support Nadcap accreditation.
Perform calculations and evaluate test data to determine compliance to specification requirements.
Create test reports in the lab information system (SAP QM).
Issue non-conformance reports.
Training and development of new hires
Monitoring attendance and time keeping of lab chemists/technicians.
Maintain laboratory supplies, certificates and shelf life integrity of standard solutions.
Adhere to quality, environmental, health and safety policies.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry preferred or other science related degree will be considered.
Minimum of one year lab experience in a manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of general laboratory techniques and procedures.
Preferred experience in operating laboratory equipment such as ICP, XRF, XRD spectrometers, combustion and thermal gravimetric analyzers, and wet chemistry methods.
Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, Minitab and SAP.
Ability to work well at all levels of the organization.
Able to communicate effectively (written and oral).
Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13,500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R&D in 2015 and has over 1,350 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.
Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of over 30 locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!
We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - then you should send us your application!
Statement of Equal Opportunity: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The company also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please notify a Human Resources Representative.
The Research and Development Chemist is responsible for the development of new products with additional duties related to making optimizations, improvements and cost-reductions to existing products and processes. A successful candidate must apply knowledge of wide varieties of chemicals and raw materials and understand their interactions to create products intended for very diverse end uses.
Utilize raw materials knowledge and experience to develop products that fit an intended function or end-use as defined by the customer through a Technical Service Request (TSR) system.
Test raw materials and finished products. Record and provide interpretation of results.
Establish written product manufacturing procedures and techniques. Interface and provide guidance to manufacturing personnel.
Establish and maintain product and raw materials Quality Control parameters and specifications. Interface and provide guidance to Quality Control personnel.
Interface directly with sales force and/or end-user to identify product needs. Determine if existing products may be suitable or new development is required.
Troubleshoot, modify and improve existing formulations to remedy problems or inadequacies.
Investigate in-field product failures to determine source of problems. Recommend product or process/manufacturing improvements or alternative products as necessary.
Prepare and test sample batches and pilot/scale-up batches for customer evaluation.
Create written reports for completed technical service requests (TSR) as needed to include technical datasheets (TDS), or product application guides.
Maintain accurate records of prototype formulations, their changes and applicable test results.
Follow established ISO procedures and make recommendations for revision where needed.
Identify potential E.H&S. concerns for current and future products and remedy whenever possible.
Maintain clean and safe work areas with focus on continuous improvement.
This is a general job description and not intended to be all-inclusive.
Required Skills and applicable experience:
Bachelors in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 5 years' industry experience
Excellent hands-on problem-solving skills.
Experience with production-scale and laboratory-scale equipment.
Very effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to multitask and handle multiple unrelated development projects at once.
Strong work ethic. Must be able to perform all functions required of the job description, making judicious use of time and resources with minimal direct oversight.
Familiarity with operation and maintenance of related equipment and instrumentation.
Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC is an E-Verify, equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and is committed to a drug free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status.
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
Entity and activity description
Air Liquide Electronics innovative electronic materials respond to increasingly challenging customer demands for improved mobility, connectivity, computing power and energy consumption. We offer ultra pure carrier gases, a wide range of specialty gases and advanced precursor molecules, enabling equipment for safe distribution, purification and on-line purity control. On site, manufacturers rely on our expertise in providing full management of these gases, advanced molecules and equipment and in helping to continuously improve production processes.
Candidate must have valid employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. This position is not open for non-immigrant visa sponsorship.
Work in the Materials Laboratory to primarily perform DSE/VPD analysis in a cleanroom environment. Run and maintain ICP-MS instrument
Assisting developing new analytical methods to improve the products and services provided to customers
Capable of repairing instruments
Perform preventative maintenance on different types of instrumentation
Perform non-routine sampling at client's facility as assigned and complete all other additional assignments as required
Provide technical training to other chemists, laboratory technicians, and service technicians
Responsible for evaluation, interpretation, verification of analytical data
Send Routine Reports
Purchases routine lab supplies and reagents.
Willingly serves on Safety, 5s and other committees.
Complies with the established Quality System and reports quality deficiencies
Ensure accuracy and consistency of data
Ensures proper data entry of analysis results
Limited customer communication
Maintains records for instrument calibrations and preventative maintenance
Operate and maintain assign lab instruments
Performs routine and limited non-routine analyses and other lab procedures as required
Prepare required reagents and standards
Retrieve, move and connect/disconnect cylinders for the purpose of analysis
Administer safe laboratory practices, and keep all related safety trainings up to date
Good problem solving skills, innovative and resourceful
Proficient in computer skills such as LIMS, Pilgrim, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Work safely at all times and ensure a safety culture and a safe working environment in the laboratory.
- Bachelors of Science in Chemistry or Similar Science with 1-3+ years of experience
- Masters of Science in Chemistry or Similar Science with 0-2+ years of experience
- Be able to lift 40 lbs or more
- Semiconductor or Materials Analysis experience
- ICP-MS or ICP-OES instrumentation experience
AOT is seeking a Chemist to join our facility in Jonesborough, TN.
The Chemist position conducts qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control, or to develop new products or knowledge; analyze materials and processes, and perform laboratory testing research and studies to verify product problems and failures; perform experiments to analyze chemical compounds to explore the use of propellant, combustion and diagnostics chemical synthesis an characterization, material qualification and compatibility, environmental compliance and remediation activities, and manufacturing processes. The Chemist will design and execute test solutions, collect and analyze data and present the scientific results; participate in developing simulation modeling capabilities; and contribute to research proposals and leverage expertise to address issues in support of various programs of the organization, positions write technical papers and reports, prepare standards and specifications for processes, products and tests, and recommend improvements in analytical equipment, procedures and techniques.
The Chemist position may serve as the AOT Chemical Hygiene Officer. The Chemist will perform receiving inspection on identified items and materials, will perform as the data package point of contact to compile, prepare, review and submit for AOT and Customer final review and may provide backup to the AOT Metallurgical Laboratory as required. This position will report to the Sr. Manager of Quality Operations at the Jonesborough Tennessee facility.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
70% - Conducts laboratory research to acceptability of products; tests and analyzes a variety of materials for chemical composition or presence of specific substances; performs testing using established analytical procedures and specifications; carries out qualitative and quantitative analyses.
25% - Develops new methods, procedures, processes and protocols for special studies based on chemist input; compiles and evaluates test results; assists in reviewing reports on analyses, at a second level, after peer review, to verify accuracy of data an calculations and the appropriateness of methods used and to assure consistent results; prepares reports to document findings and recommendations as to processes, materials and projects; reviews and approves related inputs such as tests and experiments conducted by other laboratory personnel; coordinates with personnel in other disciplines to integrate findings and recommendations.
5% - May assign work to and train and direct lower level chemists, laboratory technicians, and support personnel as required.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and two (2) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires working knowledge of and the demonstrated ability to perform Atomic Absorption (AA), Inductivity Coupled Plasma (ICP), Carbon Analyzer, Hydrogen/Oxygen Analyzer, Wet Chemistry Prep, Waste Water Testing and Analysis, and the preparation of standards for calibration.
Successful candidate must be proficient in analyzing and preparing certifications for tested material and preparing and updating Chemical Laboratory Operating Procedures. Prior experience as a Chemical Hygiene Officer is desired.
Requires knowledge of appropriate rules, regulations and policies related to areas of assignments; current methods, procedures, good laboratory practices and protocols and instrumentation relating to qualitative and quantitative analysis, operational principles of chemical laboratory instrumentation and techniques, principles an methods of statistical analysis, current laboratory facilities, methods, materials, use of chemical laboratory process and test equipment, and specialized analytical equipment, data management and reporting the presentation of results to identify best practice, practices of general, qualitative, quantitative, organic, physical, and physiological chemistry, Environmental Production Agency (EPA) or other specialized testing protocols, principles of chemistry mathematics, statistics an physicals, and the ability to related these to laboratory assignments, project accountability ND cost management, risk analysis and quality control, quality assurance protocols and general laboratory safety. Safety and health standards (OSHA and TOSHA Laboratory Standard) related to laboratory testing procedures and practices, and various computer systems for laboratories and applicable software.
Requires ability to develop, modify and employ a variety of analytical methods, techniques and instrumentation in analyzing laboratory samples, maintain, calibrate, and modify instrumentation; apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to solve problems that involve the use of chemicals in products; plan and conduct research projects; prepare technical reports, records, and papers related to the work; oral and written communication skills, including giving presentations to all levels of customers and employees in the organization; perform calculations necessary for sample preparation, conduct laboratory testing in accordance with approved work instructions, analyze and interpret results of testing to identify concerns or issues; interpret and apply specific cases, provisions of laws, rules or regulations encountered at work; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; independently develop and administer unique testing an research techniques an methods; maintain a variety of test and research records.
Work Environment and Physical
The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner.
While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas.
Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.
A WORLD LEADER IN TESTING, INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION SERVICES
Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.
Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.
This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.
City: Hoffman Estates
Who are you?
First and foremost you are team player with a passion for a fast paced laboratory environment. You have proven yourself as a highly organized and detail oriented person with the ability to manage multiple tasks, are unwilling to compromise when it comes to delivering quality results, and lead by example.
Who are we?
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Oil Condition Monitoring services. Our laboratories provide analysis of used lubricants that allow our clients to gain critical information on petroleum product quality, the mechanical health of their equipment, and to maximize the service life of their lubricants or other fluids.
We pride ourselves on employing a highly qualified technical staff who are dedicated to providing our clients with world class programs and services. We deliver our results, recommendations and much more through our online LOAMS© portal that is the industry standard. Lastly, we strive to differentiate our company through unmatched customer service.
What is the role?
We are currently seeking bench Chemist for our Midwestern regional laboratory located in Hoffman Estates, IL. The laboratory currently processes over 1,600 samples per day and averages one day turnaround time.
The Chemist is responsible for performing a variety of specialized test procedures in the advanced testing section of the laboratory. They oversee quality control and record keeping activities related to work in their department, perform routine equipment maintenance and troubleshooting. Our Chemists also lead monthly safety meetings and assist in training others in company safety procedures and policy.
The position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or Biology. Prior bench testing experience in a fuel testing laboratory is preferred.
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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
Total salary varies depending on location of position
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
Position may be subject to random drug testing
A security clearance may be required
Disclosure of Political Appointments
This is a Drug Testing designated position
Be at least 16 years of age
Must meet suitability for Federal employment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Professional knowledge of the principles, concepts, and theories of Chemistry, and the standard practices, methods, and techniques of the occupation sufficient to perform difficult, but well-precedented assignments.
Knowledge of analysis, evaluation, fact-finding, and investigative techniques in order to gather data, identify significant factors, and recommend a solution from a number of possible alternatives.
Knowledge of the occupation to perform studies and prepare reports, documentation, and correspondence to communicate factual and procedural information clearly.
Skill in applying the principles, concepts, and practices of the occupation sufficient to perform moderately difficult assignments.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy, both orally and in writing, as well as work in a professional manner with peers and management.
Ability to learn and apply analytical investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject-matter field.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT AT THE GS-9 LEVEL:
I have at least two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree or undergraduate degree in Chemistry or related field and 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of the principles, concepts, and theories of Chemistry, and the standard practices, methods, and techniques of the occupation sufficient to perform difficult, but well-precedented assignments.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Expedited Hire Authority (EHA) Positions:
This is a Expedited Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1.Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2.A complete Application Questionnaire
3.Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.
Background checks and security clearance
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