Monitoring Technician (Demil Tech III)
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 Monitoring Technician/Demil Tech III. This position is in Richmond, KY.
Battelle’s monitoring mission at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) is to conduct air monitoring for chemical agents in order to protect the workforce, general public, and the environment; as well as conducting environmental air monitoring.
Work projects may include, but are not limited to:
- The startup, operation, and maintenance of the agent monitoring instrumentation (MINICAMS and DAAMS).
- The startup, operation, and maintenance of the non-agent monitoring instrumentation (CO and O2 CEMS) as necessary.
- Ability to write and execute plans, procedures, and study protocols.
- Monitoring of solid waste, and personnel.
- Maintain appropriate documentation.
- Conduct testing and perform maintenance as need on heated sample lines as scheduled.
- Perform ancillary tasks in order to support monitoring and plant operations.
- May Communicate directly with the client and other technical representatives as a subject matter expert; and provide in-depth reports for manager in a clear and concise manner.
- Respond to alarms and malfunctions within the facility as required.
- Properly dispose hazardous waste generated in accordance with BGCAPP procedure (Laboratory Waste Management Plan).
- Demonstrates proficiency in the theory, maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of monitoring systems.
- Performs all tasks in a safe and environmentally compliant manner.
- Contributes to the technical planning of air monitoring efforts, which may include recommendation and implementation of improved methods or new approaches.
- When technical issues arise in Operations, aid in the resolution of technical challenges.
- Maintain a good work attendance record and be punctual for all project work.
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.
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
- High school diploma or equivalent. One to three (1-3) years’ experience working safely in an industrial environment.
- Demonstrated ability to follow detailed written instructions.
- Excellent PC skills which may include database entry/management (e.g. Windows OS, Access, MS Office Suite).
- Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
- Ability to prioritize, schedule and organize work.
- 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.
- 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).
THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
- Three (3) years demonstrated experience in electrical or instrument controls, air sampling, laboratory, or demilitarization experience.
- Three (3) years’ work with chemical agents, or other hazardous chemicals.
- One (1) year demonstrated experience with MINICAMS highly desired.
- Associates degree specializing in Instrumentation Technology, life sciences or equivalent with one (1) year experience performing similar duties as described above.
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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