Chemist Associate - 30523 in Kansas City, KS at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/24/2019

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Job Description



Position Summary

The Air Quality Monitoring Field Scientist Lead is responsible for all aspects of managing the Air Program. This position requires a significant amount of travel (~70%) to collect ambient air samples over a multi-state environmental air monitoring network.  Destinations of travel are Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. Position is based in Kansas City, KS, when not traveling.


  • Drive and maintain the mobile lab to audit air quality monitoring stations.
  • Coordinate and collect ambient air samples over a multi-state environmental monitoring network.
  • Facilitate and prioritize the annual schedules of data collection activities with participating agencies; in accordance with DOT regulations.
  • Perform Air Monitoring using the PM2.5 equipment, NPAP-TTP Air Monitoring
  • QA/QC reporting.
  • Perform equipment maintenance/calibration.
  • Conduct mobile laboratory maintenance.
  • Completing required trainings.
  • Maintain professional and technical relationship/discussions with the customer.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in the Physical or Life Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology) or a related scientific discipline and 0 – 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communications skills, the ability to think critically, and direct analytical Laboratory experience.
  • Familiar with health and safety standard concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Must have a valid US Driver’s license and be insurable. 
  • Must be US Citizen; no sponsorship available.
  • A strong math background to perform calculations and other data reduction activities is essential.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and use of spreadsheets.
  • Position requires repetitive motion with hands, lifting up to 50 pounds, physically conveying an Air Monitor to the tops of buildings or sampling platforms, moving compressed gas cylinders, and visual determination of precise measurements.
  • Ideal candidate will have particulate matter, PM2.5, PM10, and TTP sampling certifications or experience.
  • Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong team player with the ability to both collaborate and to take initiative and work well independently
  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines


Security Clearance


Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance. 

Diversity Statement


We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information.

U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

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