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Lead Chemist

GE Energy
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Role Summary:The CHEMET Lab Chemist is a key technical contributor for a laboratory that performs metallurgical and chemical analyses supporting the production of commercial nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear power plants. In this hands-on position, you will be responsible for laboratory safety and efficient, compliant laboratory activities.

Essential Responsibilities:Chemist for the Chemet Laboratory, which performs environmental, metallurgical, spectrographic, and wet chemistry analyses supporting Wilmington site manufacturing operations. Responsibilities include:

+ Support Global Nuclear Fuels nuclear safety culture, where work is performed with an overriding priority on integrity, safety, security, and quality.

+ Work effectively and make positive contributions in a dynamic team environment. Partner with manufacturing operations ensuring consistent delivery of analyses required to meet customer and operations requirements.

+ Identify technical solutions to complex chemical and materials challenges in support of new products or emerging issues.

+ Apply appropriate use of laboratory, analytical and statistical techniques. Perform data and statistical analysis using strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

+ Develop and implement continuous improvement of laboratory processes. Identify, troubleshoot and modernize laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.

+ Create, review, and update laboratory procedures for qualification, operations and safety compliance activities.

+ Obtain certification as Chemet Lab Area Engineer and Area Manager.

+ Interface with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds, including internal and external stakeholders.

+ Train team members in sound techniques and proper operation of laboratory instruments, programs and processes.

+ Understand computer hardware, software and network system fundamentals, and perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting to these systems.

+ Perform basic administration to laboratory information management system (LIMS).

+ Understand fundamentals of Oracle relational database system. Retrieve data from LIMS using SQL for auditing, data evaluation, or other similar purposes.

+ Serve as the backup Chemet laboratory team leader, and perform work delegated by Lab Manager. Provide team direction to support business needs, including work assignments, scheduling of overtime, and training as needed.

+ Ensure team members are provided adequate training and support to assure safe and compliant laboratory practices that comply with the Chemical Hygiene Plan in a nuclear regulated environment.

+ Support, encourage, and facilitate excellent Human Performance and Lean Manufacturing principles.

+ Perform selected non-daily testing and non-routine testing to support production and troubleshooting.

+ Understand capital expense budgeting and procurement processes. Lead or participate in equipment selection, purchasing, method development, procedure writing, and training, etc.


+ Bachelors Degree in a technical discipline such as Chemistry, Metallurgy, Material Science, or Engineering.

+ Minimum of 5 years of experience in a chemical laboratory, including laboratory equipment troubleshooting.


+ Ability and willingness to cover off-shifts. Regular shift assignment will be day shift.

+ Ability to operate computers.

+ Ability and willingness to work with acids, bases, solvents, radioactive materials, and other hazardous materials.

+ Ability and willingness to follow strict radiation protection, criticality, and industrial safety regulations. Must achieve a passing score on required Nuclear Safety Training.

Desired Characteristics:

+ Technical/Scientific Master's or PhD Degree

+ Experience working in Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulated environment.

+ Technical proficiency with at least four of the following: (a) wet chemical methods (i.e. titrimetric, gravimetric, colorimetric, chromatographic); (b) inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS); (c) inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICPOES); (d) gas chromatographs and vacuum systems; (e) elemental analysis, including Carbon, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, and Oxygen, etc.; (f) metallography / ceramographic analysis, preparation and evaluation techniques; (g) mechanical testing (tensile, bend and compression testing, hardness testing); (h) corrosion testing (aqueous and super-heated steam corrosion evaluations)

+ Understanding of computer system fundamentals including relational databases, computer hardware and software, and computer networks. Experience operating and programming the laboratory information management system (LIMS)

+ Demonstrated ability to perform data and statistical analysis. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

+ Six Sigma or Lean manufacturing certification. Practical experience with identifying opportunities for and designing changes to processes based on Lean.

+ Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

+ Strong communication and teaming skills.

+ Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines

About Us:GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GEs mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactor technology, fuel, and nuclear services. The alliance combines GEs design expertise and history delivering reactors, fuels and services globally with Hitachis proven experience in advanced modular construction to offer customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable). This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.Additional Locations:United States;North Carolina;Wilmington;


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Posted: 2020-09-11 Expires: 2020-10-11

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