Lab Technician - 33296 in Chicago, IL at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/26/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary:

Space is a harsh environment, with extreme variations in temperature and high levels of radiation of various types. When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) needed protection for its spacecraft and components, Alion stepped up and created mission-critical thermal coatings as well as the complex processes needed to apply them.  We supplied coatings for the Gemini, Apollo, and Saturn programs — among many others — as well as for use on global positioning satellites. By 1998, Alion had produced 95 percent of the thermal coatings on the satellites that reached space.  Today, Alion continues to support NASA as the space agency moves forward with new programs and challenges. And our thermal coatings are used on private and public sector space vessels, alike.

Job Duties:

  • Under limited supervision, performs chemical laboratory tasks of some complexity and variety. Provides advanced technical support in one or more areas of science or technology.
  • Perform or assist more experienced staff in performing complex laboratory assignments.
  • Performs sample preparation/extraction/digestion and analysis of environmental samples according to established procedures.
  • Operate standard experimental testing equipment of moderate complexity and performs routine equipment maintenance.  Adheres to QA/QC requirements in the performance of job duties.
  • Maintain inventory in warehouse. Receives packages and keeps accurate counts on equipment and consumable items.
  • Decontaminates and maintains equipment to be used in the field for sampling projects.
  • Observes experiments, records experimental data and prepares reports. Files completed laboratory reports.
  • Perform lab waste accumulation activities to support compliance with the waste management plan for the facility.
  • Provide oral and written reports to the supervisor.
  • Perform computer data entry and record management activities.
  • Complie with security procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Good communication skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of laboratory and experimental procedures and ability to apply this knowledge in performing assigned laboratory tasks.
  • High School Diploma 5-7 years

Security Clearance: None

Next Steps

Next Steps


Join the Alion Talent Network today and stay up-to-date on our openings as they continue to become available! As a member of our network, you will receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests and have the ability to share job opportunities through social media or email. Join now!

Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you.