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Jacobs Measurement and Calibration Specialist in RTP, North Carolina

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a scientist to join our Fabrication and Calibration team in support of our Research Laboratory Support (RLS) contract with the U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) – Air Energy Management Division (AEMD) located in Research Triangle Park, NC. The ideal candidate will have professional skills and specialized academic training in a technical field that will be used for and will lead to considerable amount of independent, self-managed work. The ideal candidate’s duties will also develop into the management of tasks and possibly projects.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, engineers, and other specialists, to identify measurement issues and provide solutions.

  • Calibrate balances, weight sets, pipettes, temperature sensors, gas flow rate sensors, pressure sensors, RH sensors, air velocity sensors and other research equipment.

  • Develop internal procedures for laboratory equipment calibration and maintenance.

  • Improve procedures, processes, and techniques to meet more complex requirements.

  • Set up testing equipment.

  • Review data to ensure compliance with project data quality goals and to identify areas for improvement in the quality system.

  • Calculate uncertainties based on the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement.

  • Issue calibration certificates in conformance with the ISO-17025 standard guidelines.

  • Maintain electronic records of measurement results and reports in accordance with Jacobs Technology and EPA records management protocols.

  • Perform all laboratory work in accordance with established Jacobs and EPA safety and quality assurance protocols.

Additional information:

  • This person will be continually learning and developing new skill sets as the research objectives change.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills in working with peers and client are required.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team is required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Minimum Qualifications:

Years of experience: 0-1 years in a research setting

Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a science field from an accredited institution

Skills required:

  • Troubleshoot, evaluate and/or calibrate gas flow rate, temperature, pressure, air velocity, relative humidity, volume, and mass measurement instrumentation to support various EPA projects.

  • Understand and interpret equipment operation manuals and laboratory operating procedures.

  • Collect calibration data by prescribed standard operating procedures.

  • Evaluate calibration data using regression and analysis of variance statistics.

  • Understand and follow instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

  • Solve problems involving several variables in unique research settings.

  • Knowledge of the common laboratory test equipment and its principles of operation.

  • Report calibration results in conformance with internal procedures and recognized standards.

  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Excel and experience with Access and Word.

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally the results of tasks to Jacobs Technology and EPA personnel.

  • Efficiently allocate time to complete assigned tasks on schedule.

  • Strong organizational skills to maintain progress of multiple concurrent tasks involving large data sets.

  • Mechanically inclined.

Preferred Qualifications:

Years of experience: 1-3 in a research setting, calibration facility experience a plus

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a science field from an accredited institution

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Some lifting required up to 30lbs, less than 5%

  • Climbing: less than 5%

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Industrial PPE (safety glasses, protective shoes, lab coats, hart hats, gloves), 30%

  • Unusual physical requirements: Occasional work in hot or cold environments, less than 5%

  • High noise level: Industrial setting, less than 5%

Description of Work Environment

  • Setting: Laboratory or industrial indoor setting, greater than 95%; occasional outdoors less than 5%

  • Hazardous conditions: Some industrial and laboratory hazards present, less than 5%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Rare work in hot or cold environments, less than 5%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: May be required occasionally, less than 5%

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated: Calibration instrumentation for various parameters, computers, 90%.

  • Vehicles: Scissor lifts, man lifts, and automobiles, less than 5%

  • Tools used in trade: Common hand tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers for test setup, 5%.

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Regular days

  • Shift: 1 st shift, 95%

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Core working hours 9:00 a.m. to 3: p.m.

  • Urgency for punctuality: yes

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

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