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Process Chemist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tracy, CA 95376
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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for a Chemist to work in the areas of explosives synthesis, formulations, manufacturing and processing. You will collaborate with principal investigators and scientific and technical staff in explosives research and programmatic/experimental activities for surveillance and aging studies, physical and chemical charaterization, and detonation science to address programmatic and research and development needs in energetic materials. This position is in the Energetic Materials Group of the Materials Science Division in the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate.

This position will be filled at the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Collaborate with scientists, engineers and technical personnel to provide scientific support to various programmatic tasks and explosives research efforts with emphasis on chemistry, manufacturing, and processing of high explosives and special explosives parts.
- Perform operations with chemistry processing systems including grinding, sieving, melt casting, vacuum casting, injection molding, mixing, slurry coating, pressing and syntheses, and fulfill duties such as room responsibilities for cells and bays.
- Contribute to aging and compatibility work by preparing assemblies containing explosives, polymers, and metals, performing gas-extraction, recording results, and communicating with colleagues and supervisors.
- Acquire, analyze, interpret data, and report results on projects involving processing of explosives.
- Provide solutions to fundamental problems of limited complexity related to processing of explosives.
- Conduct, coordinate, and document procedures and peer reviews.
- Perform work as an LLNL Explosives Handler, and routinely work hands-on with energetic materials of all types.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Provide chemistry knowledge to resolve technical and programmatic issues.
- Perform independent technical tasks to provide solutions for a diverse range of moderate to complex issues.
- Select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results based on analysis of multiple, largely identifiable factors.

Qualifications
- Bachelors (BS) degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Environmental Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
- Fundamental knowledge and understanding of chemistry and materials science and demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
- Ability to work effectively with an experimental team under conflicting and rigorous deadlines.
- Skill in design and performance of experiments, including knowledge of safety rules and procedures.
- Experience handling and knowledge of chemicals in laboratory settings.
- Willingness to routinely work with explosives and obtaining and maintaining required qualification as an Explosives Handler.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis in a safe and controlled manner, climb a ladder, and wear a respirator as needed.
In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Masters (MS) degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Environmental Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge of chemistry and material science.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with explosive formulation and processing, including grinding, sieving, melt casting, vacuum casting, injection molding, and formulation and pressing of plastic bonded explosives.
- Experience with fabrication of large explosive parts.
- Knowledge of LLNL programs in energetic materials or LLNL ES&H rules and regulations.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

Note: This listing has 2 openings; these are At Will appointments. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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