Senior Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Chemist - 27120 in Edison, NJ at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/14/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Edison, NJ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/14/2018
  • Job ID:
    27120

Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Position Summary

This position will support REAC in Edison, NJ.

Responsibilities

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 (GCMS) 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. Acts as task leader in efforts that are moderately complex in scope.

Operate and maintain analytical equipment in support of general operations. In addition, track/manage equipment in Tracking System. Operate and maintain state-of-the-art instrumentation in a constant ready-state to mobilize to a site to analyze air samples collected at events, emergency responses, hazardous waste sites, and oil spills. Perform the various analyses using EPA-approved methods (TO1, 2, 14, 14A, 15, 16, and 17), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), OSHA, NIOSH and EPA Methods. Conduct on-site, multimedia, organic and inorganic chemical analyses.  Perform state of the art multi-media sampling, including microbiological agents of concern, which includes preparation and shipment of samples. 

Conduct sampling operations under Level A, B, C, and D PPE conditions. Conduct routine air monitoring/sampling at hazardous waste sites and oil spills. As part of the Site-Specific Quality Assurance Project Plans, draft site-specific air sampling and analysis plans to include, when applicable, the use of the trace atmospheric gas analyzers, and other such mobile direct air sampling instruments, utilize SOPs to perform air sampling plans, and submit final data reports on each site. Provide air dispersion and emission rate modeling in support of assessments of air impacts of potential or ongoing chemical releases (emergency response modeling), baseline emissions from uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, air emissions associated with specific cleanup technologies, etc. Perform reviews of guidance documents as they relate to monitoring, sampling, analyses, and modeling of terrorist events, emergency responses, hazardous waste sites, oil spills, ambient air matrices, or indoor air matrices. Recommend options for evaluation and improvement of monitoring, sampling, analyses, and modeling methodologies for terrorist events, emergency responses, hazardous waste sites, oil spills, ambient air matrices, or indoor air matrices.

Prepare environmental assessments including review of available historical reference information, photographs, electronic information, news archives, etc. Provide statistical analysis in support of field projects, reports, and technical assessments. Provide technical drafting support in association with preparation of field site plans, related technical and engineering computer-aided design drawings/mappings (GIS/ACAD) and geographical system compilation. Perform technical data management to support field activities, access technical information, and perform technical data management tasks. Prepare, deliver, and present technical papers and posters. Maintain equipment following established SOPs, manufacturer's recommendations or consensus standards. Participate in analytical/field and emergency responses.



Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related scientific discipline with 30 hours of chemistry plus 5 to 7 years of directly related experience. A Masters degree in chemistry or physical sciences with 30 hours of chemistry and ten or more years of experience as an analytical chemist preferred.
  • Five years of hands-on experience using and repairing gas chromatographs/mass spectrometers. Experience with EPA regulations and policies is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills are mandatory.



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to think critically.
  • Knowledge of chemical/physical principles, theories, and established methodologies sufficient to perform the full range of duties involved in conducting research projects.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Certificate upon hire.

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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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