Chemist Researcher I (Wet Chemist) PCAPP

Full Time
Pueblo, CO 81001
$69,000 - $78,000 a year
Posted 5 days ago
Job description

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We are currently seeking a Researcher (Wet Chemist). This position is in Pueblo, CO.


The Researcher conducts technical activities with general supervision and is responsible for the application of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures as applied to the PCAPP laboratory. Candidate is responsible specific portions of projects as assigned and interacts with clients, making presentations of project progress or results as appropriate.


  • Conducts assigned technical tasks in support of sample receipt, preparation, analysis and reporting to meet the schedule time constraints and with minimal supervision, using creativity and troubleshooting skills to resolve undocumented technical challenges or analytical results.
  • Plans and conducts method detection limit studies and optimizes instrument parameter to validate method performance in support of process sample requirements. Candidate recommends and executes path forward to resolve method performance or instrument issues.
  • Develops analytical report case narratives based on results and interpretation of the results in support of routine sample analysis.
  • Develops moderately complex analytical methods or test plans to meet data quality objectives, improve quality or operational efficiency.
  • Performs independent technical reviews and assessments of test data, laboratory operating procedures, technical specifications, performance charting, and instrument operating conditions and limits are maintained in accordance with governing plans and policy.
  • Builds and fosters relationships with internal clients. May develops reports and presentations in support of test initiatives to internal project customers, clients, regulators and external stakeholders.
  • Participates in scientific conferences, peer review panels, and increases company visibility through publications, as necessary.
  • Provides technical input into the development and control of the laboratory waste management scope for improving or implementing new approaches, cost reductions, equipment justifications and schedule parameters to PCAPP management.
  • Acts as working leader by assigning and reviewing work of less experienced staff members.


  • B.S. in Chemistry or other scientific discipline with two (2) year of laboratory experience or High School Diploma with five (5) years of wet chemistry experience.
  • Excellent PC skills which may include database entry/management (e.g. Windows OS, Access, MS Office Suite).
  • Knowledge in instrumental methods of analysis including gas chromatographic analysis (IC, ICP-MS, P&T, and HPLC), toxic material handling, and wet chemistry and EPA methods (8260, 8270, 9045, 9012, 8081, and 6020) highly desired.
  • Experience with chemical agents, toxic industrial chemicals, hazardous waste management and hazardous waste sampling highly desired.

Additional selection and retention criteria will include the ability to:

  • Must be a US Citizen. The applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must be willing to meet and maintain eligibility requirements to be placed in a Public Trust Position. In addition, applicant selected may be subject to qualification in accordance with Army Regulation 50-6, for placement in the U.S. Army Chemical personnel Reliability Program (CPRP).
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities. This position may be required to work a schedule day shift (8-10 hours nominally) five (5) days per week.
  • Drug-free workplace; urine testing for drugs are mandatory.
  • This position involves work near or with toxic and hazardous materials and requires ability to wear protective clothing/mask. Must be clean-shaven; must wear seat belts when driving or riding in vehicles on post.
  • PCAPP is subject to Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety Program and AR190-59 Unescorted Access Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. Employees must favorably complete a series of screenings to include but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, drug/alcohol testing and medical examination.
  • PCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule. This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends or holidays. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. Respiratory screening and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be required for this position. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Pueblo Chemical Depot is required.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Salary: $69,000.00 – $78,000.00 a year

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

Battelle Benefits
Battelle’s benefits program supports employees so they can be at their best at home and at work. It’s a comprehensive package including:

  • A benefits concierge service to help you understand and use your benefits
  • Paid parental leave and family formation support
  • A holistic wellness community and employee assistance program offering physical, mental, financial, legal and family support

COVID-19 Vaccine

In compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected].

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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