Physical Science Technician (Chemistry, Petroleum) - 36130 in New Cumberland, PA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/12/2021

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Job Description

ARMY PETROLEUM LABORATORY Physical Science Technician Position

 Serves as Physical Science Technician (PST) (Chemistry, Petroleum) responsible for conducting laboratory tests on fuels and other general petroleum products as needed.

Job Duties:

  • The PST is responsible for opening and organizing incoming fuel samples, conducting tests and reporting results using an Online Information System.
  • Tests are conducted in accordance with the ASTM, and Federal test methods appropriate for the tested product.
  • The PST must have Microsoft Office experience and/or computer skills to be able to utilize a data base for logging in samples, entering data, and sending out reports to customers.
  • The PST must follow proper and safe practices for handling, storage and labeling of chemicals and materials used in the laboratory in accordance with established procedures.
    The position is located at the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna, New Cumberland, PA.  It is in a quality control environment. PST must follow all safety regulations and use proper protective gear or equipment. Works involves prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending, or stooping.


The PST must have a minimum of a two year degree in chemistry or related field and/or related experience. Knowledge of the ISO 17025 quality program would be a plus. Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment is required.

Candidates must be able to obtain and hold a SECRET clearance.

Security Clearance: Secret

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