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Demil Tech II (Chemical Technician)

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3/16/2018 3:57:05 PM
Pueblo, CO 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 Demil Tech II (Chemical Technician) This position is located in Pueblo, Colorado




The Demil Technician II applies job skills in accordance with applicable policies and procedures to complete wide array of difficult tasks under general supervision.  Candidate may interact directly with client and other technical personnel, and provides brief reports or letters for management in a clear and concise manner. 




  • Startups, operates and maintains specialized analytical instrumentation to support routine and semi-routine wet chemistry analysis recognizing deviation from accepted procedure and practice to aid in resolution of undocumented technical challenges.
  • Perform extractions of environmental or process samples in support as dictated by sample workflows.  Effectively prioritizes work assignments and schedules for adapting workflow requirements to maximize efficiency.
  • Performs or modifies method detection limit and precision and accuracy studies as required by procedure to ensure compliance with established plans and policies.
  • Performs and maintains records for the inspection and testing of lab safety devices to verify accuracy, applicability, and reasonableness of using established practices.
  • Prepares non-agent calibration, challenge or reagent solutions used to validate analytical methods or supports routine analytical analysis. 
  • Performs housekeeping within the assigned laboratories, assists in the maintenance of the waste management system, and chemical and supply inventories to support laboratory operations. 
  • Provides technical input, recommendations, and equipment justifications for analytical systems, methods and procedures as required to support work flow and resource management.
  • Trains and mentors less experienced staff members to complete project objectives pertaining to laboratory processes.  Provides input on performance reviews, as requested by management.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and theory behind collection and disposition of environmental and process samples to support cross functional support to other laboratory organizations. 
  • Contributes to the technical planning of operations branch efforts, which may include recommendation and implementation of improved methods or new approaches.
  • Works under general supervision of the shift manager and receives guidance from more experienced staff.  Candidate will report observations/problems to manager highlighting specific deviations from plan or procedure in a clear/concise manner.    


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. 




  • High School Diploma or equivalent required with one (1) year of wet chemistry experience.  Associates degree, or higher, in any physical science field is desired.
  • PC skills which may include database entry/management (e.g. Windows OS, Access, MS Office Suite).
  • Self-initiative and ability to work independently
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule and organize work


Additional selection and retention criteria will include the ability to:


  • Demonstrated 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) preferred.
  • Must be a US Citizen.  The applicant selected may 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.
  • Must achieve and maintain certification in required subject areas.
  • 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.





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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