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Jacobs Chemist/Chemical Engineer (R-48) in Edwards Afb, California

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow

Your Impact:

  • Conducts in-house research and development efforts towards solid, liquid, and/or hybrid propellant projects.

  • Capable of performing bench-scale synthesis of energetic ingredients

  • Formulates and performs synthesis of novel propellants and evaluates the associated hazards, ballistics, and mechanical and chemical properties.

  • Works according to standard operating and safety procedures and develops them.

  • Collaborates on a multi-disciplinary team to achieve project objectives.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Must have or be able to obtain Secret security clearance and be a US Citizen

  • BS, MS, or Ph.D in Chemical Engineering or Ph.D in Chemistry

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of polymer synthesis and analysis techniques

  • Experience with or understanding of analytical chemistry equipment (DSC, TGA, XRD, GC, MS, etc.)

  • Experience with designing/conducting experiments

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

  • Must always wear PPE in lab; PPE is supplied

  • High noise level: 5%

Description of Work Environment

  • 75% inside, 25% outside

  • Extreme heat outside in the summer is common. Proper workplace safety is observed in these conditions.

  • Role includes work with energetic materials and hazardous chemicals

  • Must have valid driver’s license

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Must be able to navigate office equipment such as phone system, desktop and/or laptop, printer, copy machine, etc. and some high voltage producing lab equipment

Criticality of Attendance

  • 9-80 schedule: every other Friday off; overtime may be required occasionally, if requested and approved by supervisor

  • Necessity for regular attendance: 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: 100%

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