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Analytical Chemist - ERC

Engineering Research
Edwards, CA
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Science, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
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ERC is a servant-leader oriented company with approximately 2,000 employees and multiple contracts across the US. We believe that our culture has a direct influence on the job satisfaction of our employees and is reflected in the outstanding quality of service received by our customers.

Your role:
  • Support the Air Force Research Laboratory as an Analytical Chemist, utilizing a broad range of techniques, wet bench-top chemistry methods, and instrumentation in the scientific fields of spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemistry.
  • Support compliance-driven programs such as calibration, preventative maintenance, property/equipment management, etc. as directed by the Air Force, OSHA, etc.
  • Conduct occasional/periodic evening or weekend work, depending on high-priority mission need.

What you'll do all day:
  • Interface with customers across diverse fields of disciplines in the aerospace community, to determine desired/needed analyses and communicate results, with iteration as needed.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of solids, liquids, and gases such as fuels, aviator breathing oxygen, lubricants, hydraulic fluids, raw materials, propellant ingredients, starting compounds and their intermediate compounds, etc.
  • Measure physical properties
  • Determine bulk and trace concentrations in a variety of materials
  • Handle hazardous substances (after appropriate training) such as hydrazine, dinotrogen tetroxide, and energetic materials (H.D. 1.1).

You will love this job if you:
  • Are a self-starter that is eager to learn, and requires and require little oversight to complete given tasks
  • Have strong reasoning skills for developing methods, evaluating data, and troubleshooting
  • Enjoy a fast-paced work environment
  • Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians
  • Are good at communicating with people
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy multitasking

Minimum requirements for this position:
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related discipline
  • Basic chemistry laboratory skills
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to pass a background check/security clearance
  • Must be able to pass drug screen

Desired skills and experience for this position:
  • Familiarity with multiple analytical chemistry instruments, tools, and methods
  • Customer-centric outlook with good communication skills

What we offer:
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Continuing education assistance.
  • Professional development allotment.
  • Multiple healthcare benefit packages.
  • 401K with employer matching.
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule

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