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Chemistry Laboratory Technician in Churchill, PA at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

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Job ID: 29163BR

Energize your career with Westinghouse Electric Company! Our commitment to safe, clean nuclear energy is second to none, and we’re proud of our rich heritage of technical innovation and commitment to our global customers’ success. If you are interested in being a part of a company that values exceeding customer expectations and providing future generations around the globe with emission-free energy, we want to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Chemistry Laboratory Technician in out Churchill, PA facility.

This position identifies laboratory work which requires a high degree of manipulative or other special skills acquired through experience, coupled with technical training and application of knowledge in the area of specialization.

• Know and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
• Have a knowledge/use of rules and follow job specific safety requirements (Radiological/stored energy/chemical/industrial/etc)
• Work safely with job hazards such as high heat and stored energy/work safely with hazardous materials

Quality Adherence
• Train, document and, adhere to quality procedures/work instructions and specified Westinghouse quality requirements
• Understand gaps in quality procedures/work instructions

Technical Planning and Execution
• Collect and process data from testing following procedures
• Fabricate test equipment
• Plans technical approach by setting up and conducting experiments with support of higher coded technicians or engineers
• Support and assist identification of test equipment with higher codes
• Execute specific work steps in accordance with engineering test plans, industry specifications and standards

Lab Support and Maintenance
• Support maintenance of lab equipment
• Routine housekeeping and material disposal
• Assist in identifying calibration needs of equipment
• Utilize lean manufacturing processes such as “5S”

• Perform routine records maintenance
• Ensure all time entries are correct and up to date
• Knowledge and use of Westinghouse specific administrative and tracking systems including the corrective action process, Human Performance tools
• Manage inventory including tools, parts, supplies, chemicals in shop and testing areas

Minimum Requirements:


Associate’s degree in an Engineering or technical curriculum. No amount of experience will be permitted to substitute for the required education in Laboratory Tech 10 position. However, recognized technical programs will be permitted to substitute for
the required formal education. Some examples of acceptable technical programs would be the Naval Nuclear or other military programs.
• RMQC Clearance to be obtained prior to hiring


Strong chemistry and chemical lab background/experience a must.
It is preferable that the candidate has some experience in the following laboratory and analysis methods:
• Managing and running an ultra-trace level elemental analysis lab
• Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
• Ion Chromatography (IC)
• Solid state materials characterization (XRD)
• Organic materials characterization (FTIR)
• Wet chemistry analysis techniques (manual titration, auto-titration, density, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH and conductivity, etc.)
• Use and maintenance of Chemical inventory databases


"Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety & Quality First

  • Valuing Ethics, Integrity & Diversity

  • Passion for Serving Our Customers Globally

  • Dedication to Each Other Through Servant Leadership

  • Creating Value for Shareholders, Customers and Employees

  • Consistently Delivering Our Commitments.

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting link

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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