Oak Ridge, TN
May 08, 2018
Jun 07, 2018
QAO Chemist 470331
Field of specialization
Nuclear / Radiochemical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Specific Job Responsibilities:

Under the direction of laboratory manager and senior staff, conducts routine and non-routine analysis of samples via various methodologies to identify and/or confirm sample quality and/or variation. Individual will perform all aspects of analysis: including sample preparation using digestion, extraction, solubilization, complexation, ion exchange, etc., preparation of standards, calibration and standardization of instrumentation, routine preventative, diagnostic, and quality control maintenance, interference correction methods, and data review.

Interfaces with customers and program managers to provide technical guidance on available analytical options and capabilities relevant to submitted analysis requests.

Works with laboratory manager to review and modernize current procedures as well as to develop new methods and procedures for analytical services as technologies, requirements, and customer requirements evolve.

Specific Job Knowledge & Training Required:

BS in engineering/science discipline: No experience.

Requires frequent use and application of technical standards, complex analytical equipment, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques. Seeking a highly motivated person, capable to working alone or in small teams to solve difficult analytical problems using the aforementioned analysis techniques.

Demonstrated strong, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required. Ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities, and strong organizational skills required.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience with Gas Chromatography, asbestos analysis, classical chemistry techniques, CHN analysis, use of automatic titration techniques, and/or radiochemistry techniques.

Requires a Q-clearance; however, all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status. (The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance is required.)

Contract Type


Employment Fraction


Y-12 is a drug-free workplace. Candidates accepting a job offer will be required to pass a pre-placement physical, drug screening and background investigation. As an employee, you must also be able to receive and maintain a security clearance from the United States Department of Energy in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. All employees with a security clearance are also subject to being randomly selected for drug testing without advance notification.

Y-12 is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability or veteran status.