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Radiochemist - Environmental

Employer
HydroGeoLogic, Inc
Location
Gloucester City, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Energy
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
Description/Job Summary

HGL (HydroGeologic, Inc.), is an industry leader with over 35 years of experience providing comprehensive environmental engineering services by implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions that address today's environmental, infrastructure, and natural resource challenges. HGL provides environmental engineering, remediation, and construction services, as well as Military Munitions Response Program support to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, and other federal and state government clients. HGL is one of the few companies that remain committed to research and development, offering a dynamic work environment for creative, energetic professionals.

Currently HGL is seeking a analytical radiochemist to join our team in Gloucester City, New Jersey. The successful candidates will operate and maintain the government owned radiochemistry laboratory in support of the Welsbach GGM Superfund Site field operations. Our Gloucester City office is dedicated to supporting the USEPA and USACE on this project involved in the cleanup of radiological contamination. We are looking for experienced professionals to join our collaborative multi-disciplinary project team on this complex and challenging environmental project.

The on-site laboratory provides analytical support on a rapid turn-around basis for gamma spectrometry analysis of soils and solids, gross alpha/beta and gamma spectrometry analysis of air filters and counter analysis of smears collected from surfaces for various purposes. The government owned laboratory includes the computers and equipment necessary to produce all required deliverables from the on-site laboratory.

Responsibilities/Duties

The successful candidates will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the on-site laboratory in a manner that will continue to support projects needs and maintain the certification/annual approval by NELAP, ELAP, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Required Skills

Required skills include: performance of radiological sample preparation and control, gross alpha/beta analysis of air sample filters and surface contamination swipes, multi-channel gamma analysis of preparedsoil samples, analytical data recording, reporting and record retention, maintain on-site facility, including government furnished laboratory equipment, containerize and package under Chain of Custody samples for quality control splits and additional off-site radiological and chemical analyses as required, manage sample data, communicate results to operational personnel, respond to inquiries and data requests, and develop reports.

Required Experience

Radiochemist II - A minimum of 5 years (B.S.) or 7 years (A.S.) of experience performing chemical and/or radiochemical analysis. At least two of the years must be in radiochemical analysis.

Required Education

BS/AS degree in Chemistry, Radiochemistry or other Physical, Biological, Environmental Sciences from an accredited institution. Candidates will be required to submit transcripts for State of New Jersey accreditation. Experience requirements differ per the Required Experience above.

Preferred Education

Specific education or experience in radiological counting methods, statistics, radiological instrumentation, radiation safety or nuclear engineering/physics is preferred.

Required Qualifications

40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER (or within first 45 days of employment) and 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher (or within first 45 days of employment).

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working under USACE/DOE Quality Control and H&S programs on Radiological Remediation Projects. Prior certification by NJDEP or another state is a plus.
Details
  • Project Schedule is four ten-hour days, 7:00am-5:30pm
  • A pre-hire drug test and physical is required.
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