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Chemist

Company: Navarro Inc.
Location: Richland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Navarro Research and Engineering is recruiting for a Chemist in Richland, WA.

Navarro is a premier contractor providing high-quality technical services to DOE, NASA, and DOD. Navarro's success is based on our customer service focus and our well-known responsiveness and innovation. In all we do, either in corporate management or in our services to our clients, we seek for the most effective and efficient approaches to provide best value to our clients.

Hanford Laboratory Management and Integration, LLC (HLMI) is located in Richland, WA, and operates, manages, and maintains the 222-S Laboratory Complex for the Department of Energy. The HLMI members are Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN), and Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International (Gaithersburg, MD).

The 222-S Laboratory's primary mission is to provide analytical support for the storage and treatment of tank waste at the Hanford Site. These services are performed at the 222-S Laboratory Complex, located in the 200 West Area of the Hanford Site.

Candidate must be able to qualify as a radiological worker. Duties include, but are not limited to:

+ Support activities of the Research and Testing Development Organization in performing non-routine activities and studies.

+ Develop new methods and conduct method qualification studies.

+ Preparing analytical reports and performing technical data reviews.

+ Provide leadership and motivation in directing analytical activities.

+ Demonstrate diplomacy in working with others (subordinates, peers, higher management levels) to obtain desired results. Interface with groups within and outside the 222-S Laboratory, senior management and auditors.

+ Provide direction, oversight and training to chemical technicians.

+ Operate under strict deadlines. Plan, organize and manage activities in assigned areas to meet Laboratory and client schedules.

+ Act as subject matter expert within assigned areas, providing assistance to less experienced scientists, and other organizations within the 222-S Laboratory.

+ Author and perform reviews and systematic process improvements for assigned methods, procedures and test plans.

+ Function as the technical authority for assigned methods, procedures and study areas, including person-in-charge functions and configuration control authority.

+ Participate in solid phase characterization studies by performing polarized light microscopy testing.

+ Assist in supporting DFLAW activities through glass preparation.

Requirements

+ Bachelor degree in chemistry or related physical science or engineering degree

+ 5 years lab experience, minimum

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Advanced degree preferred.

+ Prefer previous experience with polarized light microscopy and other forms of analytical microscopy (SEM/FTIR).

+ Knowledge of analytical methods and equipment.

+ Self-study to remain current in methods and equipment.

+ Good verbal and written skills are desired.

+ Skills in problem solving, including analysis of data in R&D situations are desired.

Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearances requirements, US citizenship is required.

Navarro is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Benefits

+ Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

+ Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)

+ Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

+ Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)

+ Short Term & Long Term Disability

Keywords: Navarro Inc., Richland , Chemist, Other , Richland, Washington

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