Associate Chemist
Aerojet 82 reviews - Culpeper, VA

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After orientation and training, performs entry level professional chemist assignments under general supervision and following established policies.
Responsible for performance of chemical research and analysis tasks to support propellant development and characterization, chemical synthesis and characterization, material qualification and compatibility. Work with production manufacturing on areas of propellant processing.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each):
After orientation and training, performs entry level professional assignments under general supervision and following established policies. The position requires some professional judgment and a limited use and/or application of basic principles theories and concepts.

25% Conduct chemical testing as required for new and production chemicals/propellants.

50% Under supervision, oversee the development and characterization of new propellants, including performing routine mathematical calculations, preparing formulations, reviewing and analyzing test data.

20% Review manufacturing data for trend analysis and interface with manufacturing engineers.

5% Complete laboratory notebooks and write reports to document findings in approved format.

Requirements:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or an appropriate science or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have an understanding of the use of process and analytical equipment pertinent to the appropriate application of skills. A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing is required. This position may require the use of chemical laboratory process and test equipment, and specialized analytical equipment. Basic computer knowledge in Excel, Power Point and Word. Workplace may include areas where a wide variety of chemical materials are used and stored. Must customarily have a high consciousness for personnel and equipment safety. May be required to utilize a variety of personal protective equipment.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

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