National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor - 963

Location: Arnold AFB, TN
Date Posted: 08-08-2018
Job Title: Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor - 963

Grade: 37

National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor to join our team at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.
Job Duties:
  • Provide supervision, oversight and technical direction to the Chemistry Lab staff in safely performing analytical testing in support of the AEDC mission, identifying, overseeing, developing and documenting training of analysts, and updating and maintaining- the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Lead the development, review, approval, execution and update of lab policies, procedures, and analytical processes.
  • Responsible for obtaining and maintaining accreditations by the State of Tennessee- Department of Environment & Conservation, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Department of Defense Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP).
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Chemistry Laboratory Quality Assurance Program.
  • Assist in developing and managing the lab operating budget
  • Plan and serve as the Quality Assurance Officer. Perform data quality reviews on all reported test results. Ensure internal and external quality control studies (MDL, RDL, MRL, DMRQA, JOAP, WP, WS, PAT) are performed and documented.
  • Monitor and update quality control limits.
  • Serve as the internal chemistry consultant, the point-of-contact for all internal and external audits and the key lead for developing response to audit deficiencies and corrective action plans.
  • Implement the Chemical Hygiene Plan and serve as the Chemical Hygiene Officer.
  • Identify future equipment and material needs. Determine scheduling of analytical tests and prioritizes conflicts in schedule.
  • Ensure functional readiness of lab to support testing needs, including equipment readiness, personnel capabilities, and use of outside lab services when needed.
  • Responsible for the safety of lab personnel / visitors.  Manage lab housekeeping and maintenance of non-calibrated equipment / instruments.
  • Assists the Branch in cultivating a flexible and versatile workforce
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or related technical field from an accredited university and 11 or more years of progressive and relevant laboratory management experience in an accredited analytical chemistry laboratory. 
  • Strong and collaborative work ethic.
  • Must be able to work efficiently in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experienced in bulk asbestos analysis, fiber counts, metals, solvents and gravimetrics; quality assurance / control experience with ISO 17025S or other quality standards associated with laboratory protocols and extensive experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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