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Chemist - Mobile Environmental Laboratory - 26287 in Castle Rock, CO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

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(General) Responsible for planning, organizing and conducting scientific projects or phases of projects involving design and development of new or improved product and/or processes. Defines and conducts moderately complex scientific measurements and experiments. Records and evaluates data. Develops models describing technical phenomena; evaluates available analytical models for application to specific areas of analyses. Performs moderately complex analysis and trouble-shooting. Responsible for the setup, assembly, use, maintenance, and calibration of equipment (specifically mass spectrometer) and processes. Interacts with sponsor staff responsible for monitoring projects. Reviews progress and defines project priorities, schedules and objectives. Develops and maintains frequent contacts with customers.

Assists in identifying opportunities for new program initiatives and follow-on tasking for current projects and participates in proposal efforts. Prepares and assists others in the development of status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical analyses or other outputs needed. Prepares and provides formal briefings to staff and customers and participates in technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the customer.

(Site Specific) - Determines the physical and chemical properties of environmental samples using quantitative and qualitative analyses in physical, organic, or inorganic chemistry. Performs a variety of chemical tests and is knowledgeable of instrumental techniques. Screens and logs in samples, prepares samples for laboratory analysis, maintains equipment, orders supplies, and assists chemists when requested. Participates in planning & strategy meetings. Suggests modifications to existing protocols & standing operating procedures, equipment, processes or techniques. Participates in evaluation process to include set up, operation & monitoring of equip & apparatus, & more complex experimental procedures involving novel samples. Assists with lab maintenance.
Suggests new equip, summarizes & records data in official notebooks, orders supplies & maintains a safe working environment. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under minimal supervision and reports to a Supervisor/Lead Chemist. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.


Accredited Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field and three to five years of experience as an analytical chemist. Experience with EPA regulations and policies is preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills are mandatory.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an environmental laboratory. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Familiarity with EPA methods is required.

Must able to obtain a Public Trust Certificate upon hire.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  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.

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