Zel Technologies
  • 28-Sep-2018 to 27-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Patrick AFB, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Active clearance required to be considered for this position.

Job Summary / Responsibilities: This Mass Spectrometry Sample Loading Lab Technician position will be supporting the Air Force Technical Applications Center's (AFTAC) Ciambrone Laboratory with mass spectrometry sample preparation, development of standard operating procedures, and report generation. The Mass Spectrometry Sample Loading Lab Technician will support all aspects of radioisotope sample preparation, loading, and unloading in regards to mission operations. They will support the monitoring and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and support in processing and analyzing samples in the radiochemistry laboratory.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • The candidate shall provide mass spectrometry sample loading to include:
  • Creating laboratory reagents
  • Maintaining laboratory hygiene
  • Laboratory preparation for sample processing such as lab equipment operation, installation, validation, and documentation.
    Disposing of radioactive waste in accordance with Federal, State and local laws while following AFTAC Safety Office (SE) waste
    Following radiochemistry standard operating procedures as written to transition environmental samples to laboratory samples for analysis.
    Chemical inventory management and trace level sample handling.
    Trace level chemical processing along with laboratory management and maintenance
    Experience following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) protocols and documenting process outcomes.
    Experience using a manual or computer controlled optical microscope for inspection purposes

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Trace level chemistry (radiochemistry, molecular/biological or environmental)
    Laboratory standard operating procedures
  • Good interpersonal skills
    Effective communicator
  • Works well independently or as part of a group
  • Good writing skills, as there may be a requirement to write reports
  • Degree of judgment and multi-tasking associated with performing job duties
  • May conduct some research

Education Requirements:  BA/BS or 9-12 year's experience


  • Experience operating computer interfaced light machinery
  • Experience working in industrial, electronics, biological or chemical environments.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer"This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a).   This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."

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