Laboratory Support Service & Operations Chemist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Kennedy Space Center
United States

United States of America - Florida, Kennedy Space Center

Job Summary

Purpose and Scope:

Conduct a variety of chemical laboratory and field tests as required according to prescribed standards to determine characteristics or composition of test materials, prepare samples for testing, operates all required laboratory test equipment, provide guidance to technicians as required.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement analytical methods for the chemical and physical testing of trace contaminants in various matrices for conformance to specification standards.

  • Assist laboratory activities in determining analytical and intricate testing of aerospace systems and commodities.

  • Perform laboratory investigations, troubleshooting of analytical problems and technology transfer of analytical methods.

  • Train Laboratory Technicians to approved Technical Operating Procedures including on-the-job training.

  • Serve as Hazardous Waste Management Point-of-Contact or Internal Compliance Auditor as directed by management.

  • Implement the Business System Program and all related compliance standards.

  • Provide field support as needed.

  • Write/Revise analytical laboratory procedures, protocols, and compliance documents.

  • Participate and contribute to safety programs, perform instrument audits, and maintain an orderly and safe laboratory environment.

  • Use computer assisted automation and data calculation to analyze results.

  • Ensure the availability of adequate supplies of laboratory chemicals, instrumentation, and equipment for the laboratory operations.

  • Perform general laboratory analyses as dictated by workload.

  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance to NASA/Contractor personnel.

  • Assure that laboratory practices conform to EPA/FL DOH, AS9100, ISO 17025, ANSI Z540.3 standards, as required.

  • Performs other classification related and associated duties as required.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to their job.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, environmental studies, engineering, biology or other science and seven years of position-related experience. Advanced degree(s) may be substituted for experience.

Experience with the following instrumentation is preferred: gas chromatography, ion/liquid chromatography, Ion Coupled Plasma systems, Total Organic Carbon analyzers, Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometers, and common wet lab instruments such as pH meters, titrators, microscopes, etc. Must be familiar with analysis of trace contaminants and ability to evaluate data.

Good written communications and organizational skills. Excellent analytical skills; Working knowledge of software applications. Ability to perform detail-oriented work under limited supervision.

Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance. U. S. Citizenship required for unescorted access to assigned work area(s). Must be able to successfully pass a National Agency Check w/Inquires.

Preferred Qualifications

Local candidate preferred.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 224539BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.