Bennett Aerospace

  • Energetic and Non-Energetic Materials Chemical Analyst

    Job Locations US-MD-Adelphi
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/26/2018 11:07 AM)
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  • Overview

    About Us:


    Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.


    Bennett AerospaceInc. has an opening for a highly motivated Energetic and Non-Energetic Materials Chemical Analyst in support of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Energetic Materials Branch.  The position will be based the Aberdeen Providing Grounds, MD. The successful candidate will specialize in instrumentation, data reduction and analysis, and measurement techniques and technologies related to chemical analysis of a wide variety of materials in support of branch mission and customer projects.


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    Job Description:


    This position consists of requirements that are threefold. These requirements include:


     (a) Perform thermal analysis using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA);

    (b) Perform spectroscopic analysis using ultraviolet/visible (UV/Vis), fourier transform infrared (FTIR), and Raman spectroscopy;

    (c) And execute X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high resolution TEM (HRTEM), and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) studies.


    The environment of interest includes performing experiments in the presence of energetic materials. Support tasks are complex and require the application of advanced physics, engineering, and mathematical principles.





    Core duties and responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:


    • Characterization of various inert and energetic components of weapon systems.
    • Characterization of novel energetic material synthesized by ARL and other Government research centers.
    • Prepare and present presentations and written documents summarizing efforts. Upon COR request, Contractor personnel shall present the information to the ARL staff, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research centers.



    • Scientist/Engineer
    • Physical science or engineering degree
    • Analytical chemistry experience

    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science with 20 years’ experience OR a Master’s of Science and 15 years of OR a recent graduated Ph.D.
    • Experience as Scientist and/or Engineer

    Travel Requirements:

    • Travel for training as well as customer support is as needed, but not to exceed 1 week per month.

    Security Requirements:

    • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance
    • Current clearance is required


    • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
    • Comprehensive benefits package available

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



    About our client, the Army Research Laboratory (ARL):

    For more than 50 years, in laboratories belonging to the Army Materiel Command (AMC) and their antecedents in the Technical Corps, civilians have conducted the great majority of the Army's basic science programs, whether as in-house scientists and engineers or as contractors in private industry and academia. Among their many successes, these civilians helped develop the proximity fuse; worked to develop ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer; grew some of the first synthetic large quartz crystals; and developed the titanium alloy T1-6A1-4V. Currently, ARL scientists and engineers are pioneering research in such areas as neuroergonomics, energetic materials and propulsion, individual warfighter protection, energy science, electronics technologies, network sciences, virtual interfaces and synthetic environments and autonomous systems.


    ARL continues reaching out to "partner" with leading researchers in industry and academia, while it is also reaching out to the active Army to ensure that programs produce advanced technologies that support Soldiers in the field today - and in the future.


    National defense is one of the most critical duties performed by the federal government for the American people. Cutting-edge technology research and development offer incredible potential to improve the Army's chances of surviving and winning any future conflicts. ARL, as the Army's corporate or central laboratory for combat materiel, will play a constructive, key role in the national defense as it executes its strategies to take full advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.



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