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AdvantEdge Technology: Chemist

The following information was provided by AdvantEdge Technologies

Level/Salary Range: $58,765-74,675

Position: Full Time

Job Description:

Role and Responsibilities: This position is for a full time Chemist supporting the Weapons Surveillance and Testing Laboratory (WSTL). The lab provides surveillance testing and evaluation of weapon system components by developing test equipment and test procedures, conducting mechanical, materials, chemical, destructive and non-destructive tests on components during and after environmental conditioning, analyzing test results for reliability, and publishing stockpile reliability assessment reports from system deployment through system retirement.


  • Conduct laboratory tests and integrate test results into comparative analysis of past data and baselines.

  • Operate Thermal Chemistry equipment (DSC, TGA, DMA, & TMA).

  • Analytical Chemistry experience preferred.

  • Ability to clearly articulate in report format the test results using graphs, pictures, and observations in a timely manner. Solid writing skills a must. Strong presentation skills a plus.

  • Assist Chemistry Lab Lead with tasks to ensure that the Chemistry Lab is properly maintained.

  • Assist Chemistry Lab Lead to prepare for inventories, inspections or audits.

  • Hands-on experience with energetic materials and other hazardous chemicals.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a level of QUAL/CERT Team Member status for handling and testing energetic materials.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Chemistry Lab Lead, Lab Manager, Sponsor (customer), and other lab personnel.

  • Ability to be flexible with periods of increased workloads.

  • Meet cost and schedule deadlines.

  • Work independently to plan and accomplish complete projects.

  • Ability to explicitly follow written procedures and explosive safety regulations.

  • Meet medical screening requirements and possess ability to be qualified and operate as an explosive’s handler.

  • Able to satisfactorily complete background check and get a government clearance.

  • Comply and follow company policies and procedures.

Education / Experience Requirement:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Chemistry and at least 2 years of related professional experience.

  • Experience running the similar or equivalent equipment: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS), Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), Bomb Calorimetry (HEX), and Karl Fischer Moisture Analyzer, including method development, the ability to decipher the test outputs, calibrate/troubleshoot the test equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Secret Clearance Required.

Applications Accepted By:

Fax or E-mail: (805) 488-8447 or Subject Line: Attention to Human Resources

Mail: AdvantEdge Technology, Inc. 271 Market Street, Suite 15 Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Req 2339- _Chemist I (October 2023)
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