- Laboratory information management systems
- Laboratory experience
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Powerpoint
Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is a multi-program laboratory applying state of the art science and practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems to protect the nation. Located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, SC, the laboratory develops and deploys innovative technologies to address some of the nation’s environmental, energy, and national security challenges.
Candidate will perform testing and characterization of materials to support customer needs including metallography/microscopy, failure analysis, Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD), corrosion testing, mechanical/tensile testing, photography, hardness testing (metals/polymers), material composition verification (via handheld XRF or FTIR spectroscopy), heat treatment and specialized testing as requested. Candidate will interface with laboratory equipment vendors, perform maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and write procedures or work instructions for equipment operation. Candidate will submit samples as needed to other lab organizations for analytical characterization via LIMS-based software and will generate materials testing reports to customers as requested. Testing will normally occur in the laboratory, but some field work may be required. Candidate will work with SRNL researchers as needed to meet research and customer needs.
Develop conventional engineering and scientific solutions to technical task objectives. Learn company and specific Division/Department systems and requirements for accomplishing tasks. Assist more senior technical personnel in performing related activities in more complex tasks. Accept delegated technical responsibility for a limited phase of a scientific or an engineering program. Support engineers or scientists performing related phases of a program. Assist in study, development, testing and analyses of designs, processes or procedures relating to a limited phase of a group's function. Organize and accept responsibility for the accuracy of limited technical analyses, and evaluation of results using standard techniques and procedures. Make scientific, engineering and design calculations. May prepare project cost proposal in an assigned area. Assist in the preparation of technical manuals, reports, and procedures. May advance technology within assigned area through the medium of patent disclosures, preparation and presentation of technical papers, articles and talks.
Keywords: lab scientist, sample analysis, metallurgy
Clearance Required to Perform Job?
Salary Range (annual)
$54,396 - $89,292
Salary offers are commensurate with candidate's experience and applicable education in comparison to incumbents.
Basic Education Qualifications
Bachelor degree in applicable science (i.e, chemistry) discipline from an accredited college or university.
Other Required Qualifications
Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption authorization will be required for employment at SRNL. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.
Experience in metallography, materials testing, laboratory safety/operations, hands-on operation of laboratory equipment, writing laboratory equipment operating procedures, interfacing with laboratory equipment vendors.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint programs, familiarity with LIMS-based laboratory information systems is a plus.
Familiar with laboratory safety and QA requirements. Hands-on/practical skills useful for experimental set-up and sample preparation.
Competency Description #1
Understand job responsibilities and be accountable for results.
Meet goals and strive for customer satisfaction and corporate success.
Make sound workplace and business decisions.
Keep commitments and promises.
Plan work in a responsible manner, balancing company goals vs. schedule, budget, safety and resources.
Elevate issues early to avoid surprises.
Shape the Future
Competency Description #2
Adapt and perform consistently under changing requirements and dynamic work situations.
Take initiative to offer or try a new approach to make the team and the company more successful.
Foster business success by offering and supporting different perspectives.
Continuously improve in job performance.
Take on stretch or rotational assignments to support company initiatives and achieve self development.
Competency Description #3
Build and maintain good working relationships with everyone.
Maintain a customer-focused attitude and strive to satisfy the customer.
Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with everyone. Publicly recognize others for a job well done.
Provide open and timely feedback regarding meeting and delivering commitments.
Energize & Recognize Team
Competency Description #4
Work with team members to ensure team, department, and divisional goals are met.
Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with team and management.
Collaborate and share with other team members to promote knowledge transfer.
Mentor, guide, and provide assistance to newer employees.
Promote teamwork and support other members of the organization.
Ask for help and support when needed.
Recognize colleagues for their achievements.
Competency Description #5
Behave in a professional manner demonstrating integrity, ethics, and a high standard of values.Deliver your work with pride and ownership.Respect others’ knowledge, skills, and experiences.Seek to appropriately identify and resolve challenges.Work to make the organization, company, and mission more successful.Apply Continuous Improvement processes to work scopes to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs.Strive to exceed expectations in task completion.Embrace the company’s culture of service, excellence, and stewardship.Take personal responsibility to care for equipment and resources.Adhere to conduct of operations principles.
BSRA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. BSRA is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, you may contact us by e-mail at HRGeneral@srnl.doe.gov.