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job Aug 05 2015

ENG Scientist (Development) 349003

Y-12 Recruiting

Specific Job Responsibilities:
Participates with personnel (in maintenance, operations, production, R&D activities, and other related functions) in analyzing and evaluating technical problems, in developing experimental outlines, in scheduling procedural steps, and in establishing priorities. Independently conducts tests, experiments, and analyses. Operates and troubleshoots equipment/instrumentation and gathers, reduces, evaluates and interprets data. Prepares reports and procedures, and may direct the work of others.
The position contributes to a variety of experimental and theoretical projects including inorganic/organic absorption/desorption studies, corrosion studies, gas-solid interactions, mass and heat transfer, and surface analysis. Conducts and coordinates hands-on laboratory experiments in the Development Organization.

Provides technical expertise for the study of chemical interaction of materials. Contributes to a variety of experimental and theoretical projects including solution synthesis, gas-liquid-solid interactions; surface science, and fundamental understanding of the chemical and mechanical properties of nuclear and non-nuclear materials. Acts as a principal investigator and provides technical support for materials interactions related projects for materials compatibility, stockpile surveillance, and manufacturing processes.
1. Provides technical leadership in the generation and analysis (and algorithm development) of material interaction and surface science data from several types of instruments. Analysis may include creation of predictive models for the interaction of materials. 2. Maintains and extends a fundamental and applied understanding of methods used to manufacture, certify, and evaluate new and aged Y-12 components and materials.
3. Manages one or more laboratory areas to maintain and enhance equipment important to experimental activities. 4. Provides aging assessments on relevant materials, supports surveillance transformation and makes recommendations of changes to create a proactive posture for Y-12. 5. Teams with technical, programmatic and operational personnel to produce innovative and effective solutions to Nuclear Weapons Complex needs.

Specific Job Knowledge & Training Required:
Requires a Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry or Material Science. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Technical expertise for the study of chemical interaction of materials along with the surface science and fundamental understanding of the chemical and mechanical properties of nuclear and non-nuclear materials is required. Note: a B.S. degree plus 15 years# experience or M.S. degree plus 10 years# experience in mass spectroscopy, surface science, chemical kinetics, algorithm development, and phase diagrams may be considered and evaluated for equivalency of these requirements. Ph.D. candidates are strongly preferred.
Requires an in-depth understanding of gas-solid chemical/physical interactions of various relevant materials along with a general understanding of the aging behavior of materials. Must have gas charging and corrosion experience. Requires the ability to plan, implement, and analyze results of experimental studies. Calculation and data mining experience is desired. Requires strong technical planning, organization, written and verbal communication skills, strong work ethic, and hands-on laboratory experience.

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Y-12 is a federal contractor subject to the requirements of
the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
of 1974, as amended (38 U.S.C § 4212). We request priority
referrals of protected veterans for job openings at Y-12,
P. O. Box 2009, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8018.

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