Chemist Researcher Positions (GC Operator) PCAPP

  • Battelle
  • Pueblo, CO 81001
  • 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.

Job Summary

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.


Performs sample receipt, preparation and analysis of air, solid and liquid samples as assigned to meet schedule time constraints.

Troubleshoots the testing process when expected results are not obtained.

Recommends and executes path forward to resolve analysis problems.

Performs assignments using moderately complex instrumentation to include, but not limited to, Gas Chromatograph equipped with a Flame Photometric Detector (GC-FPD), spectrophotometer, pH meters, and thermal desorption systems.

Performs method detection limit studies and optimizes instrument parameter to validate method performance in support of process sample requirements.

Recommends and executes path forward to resolve method performance or instrument issues.

Interprets analytical results, qualifies data appropriately and develops analytical data packages.

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.

Has limited contact with external clients.

May oversee lower-level staff in extracting and preparing data of less experienced staff members.

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.

Key Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field with 2 years of experience or master’s degree in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and or experience in a related field.

Excellent PC skills which may include database entry/management (e.g. Windows OS, Access, MS Office Suite).

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge in toxic chemical handling, wet chemistry techniques and instrumental methods of analysis including gas chromatographic analysis is highly desired.

Experience with chemical agents, toxic industrial chemicals, hazardous waste management and instrumental analysis highly desired.


60,600.00 - 86,400.00

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life We care about your well-being, not just on the job.

Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.

Balance life through a compressed work schedule: Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off—giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.

Take time to recharge: You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.

Prioritize wellness: Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.

Better together: Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.

Build your financial future: Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan.

For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.

Advance your education: Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.

Flexible work arrangements: You have options for where you work and when you work.

A Work Environment Where You Succeed For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects

Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery

Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment

Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders

Give back to and improve our communities

Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated.

If applicable, 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 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.

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.

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