Scientist

SUMMARY:

The principal market for metals production is high-technology electronic materials which require precise material qualification and testing.  The major challenge of this position is to provide precise and accurate test results and methods to meet increasingly demanding customer requirements.  Chemists perform analytical testing, maintain records of results, develop new methods, provide written procedures, train personnel, and provide technical support in the field of analytical chemistry.  They work under the direction of a lab supervisor and receive non-routine assignments.  They are responsible for planning daily work activities and coordinating the resources necessary to accomplish required tasks.  Sources of guidance and support include laboratory supervision, quality management, laboratory and plant procedure manuals, technical publications, equipment manuals, etc.  Chemists interact with technical and manufacturing personnel daily.  They are responsible for knowing all standard operating procedures of a given job and recognizing when a procedure is not applicable to a given situation. They must recognize unusual performance of a sample, instrument, or experiment and they can correct the situation.  They must determine the most appropriate options available and, with management’s approval, change a procedure to meet the situation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complies with all corporate health, safety, and environmental policies.
    • Works safely, maintains a safe work environment, and maintains overall laboratory cleanliness.
    • Handles and disposes of lab generated hazardous waste according to safe practice and environmental compliance.
    • Properly disposes of precious metals upon completion of testing in accordance with lab protocols.
  • Conducts routine analysis to support production and development efforts while strictly following existing analytical methods/calibration requirements.
  • Inputs data into and maintains data systems.
  • Maintains control charts of product and calibration data to ensure stability and measurement capability of test results. Assists in the interpretation of data to observe trends.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies required for testing.
  • Assists other laboratory personnel with product analyses during peak periods.
  • Participates in repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) studies.
  • Provides training to lab and production personnel.
  • Completes maintenance and minor repairs of analytical instruments as required by lab management and manufacturer recommendations.
  • Undertakes special projects as required by laboratory management.
  • Creates and maintains standard operating procedures for analytical methods and instrumentation.
  • Develops special lab procedures and/or conducts non-routine testing when a standard procedure is not applicable. Maintains detailed and organized records of experimental results.
  • Recommend new or improved test methods and/or analytical instruments for improved accuracy, greater consistency, or reduced cost.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: 

  • B.S. degree in Chemistry
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Good communication skills

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • As needed

COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong leadership capability
  • Ability to communication across cultures
  • Strong ability to influence

BENEFITS:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Supplemental Health Insurance – Accident 24 Hour Plan; Specified Disease & Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • Shift Differentials
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Bonuses

Ames Advanced Materials Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

 

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Ames Goldsmith Corporation