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QC Inspector (Researcher-B)

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3/20/2018 3:57:08 PM
Richmond, KY US

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.


Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


We are currently seeking a QC Inspector.  This position located in Richmond, KY.




The QC Inspector conducts inspection and data review activities with general supervision and is responsible for the application of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures as applied to Quality Control (QC).  The selected candidate will work at the Blue Grass Chemical Depot supporting the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) project. 




  • Performs independent reviews and assessments Laboratory Operations and Monitoring test data, procedures, technical specifications and instrument operating conditions and limits are maintained in accordance with governing plans and policies. 
  • Executes surveillances to include hazardous waste sample collection, chemical agent extraction analysis of process control and hazardous waste samples, chemical agent monitoring of process control areas, and hazardous waste areas.
  • Assists in, implementing, and maintaining a quality information system(s) used to track and trend assessment findings, analyze data integrity, document non-conformance and deficiencies from surveillances. Responds to requests for the release of Laboratory Operations and Monitoring department hold points.
  • Performs QC oversight for agent analysis by performing instrument, procedure, personnel, and records/documentation surveillances.
  • Knowledge of supporting documentation for which data reviewed is performed.
  • Conducts surveillance of the laboratory’s procurement and inventory systems in accordance with company and site-specific policies.
  • Support the BGCAPP safety culture by working safely in accordance with procedures, by enforcing a safe work environment, and supporting safety initiatives and programs.


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. 





  • BS degree in Chemistry or other scientific area with two (2) years equivalent experience OR any equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of air monitoring sampling, collection and reporting systems with MINICAMS and Deport Area Air Monitoring System (DAAMS) highly desired.
  • Experience with chemical agents, toxic industrial chemicals, hazardous waste management and hazardous waste sampling highly desired.
  • Excellent PC skills which may include database entry/management (e.g. Windows OS, Access, MS Office Suite).


Additional selection and retention criteria will include the ability to:


  • During the first 5 months in this position, must achieve and maintain qualifications in required subject areas in accordance with BGCAPP procedure (Laboratory Training Plan).
  • Must be a US Citizen.  The applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet and maintain eligibility requirements to be placed in a Public Trust Position.  In addition, applicant selected will 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 of rotating shifts (8-12 hours nominally), including weekends and holidays.
  • 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.
  • BGCAPP 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.
  • BGCAPP 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 Blue Grass Army Depot is required.
  • Ability to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities. This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts (8-12 hours nominally), including weekends and holidays.





Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.


Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. 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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