Lockheed Martin Senior Quality Control Chemist / Lab Manager / Energy Storage / Cambridge , MA in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lockheed Martin Energy Storage is commercializing a new class of flow battery technology for low-cost grid-scale energy storage based on novel aqueous electrolyte solutions. We are seeking a seasoned professional from the chemicals, pharmaceutical, or biotech industries to lead the development of quality and analytical functions that support the battery electrolyte development and commercialization. The successful candidate will interface with a staff of senior analytical chemists, technicians, battery scientists, engineers, chemicals manufacturing supply chain partners, and senior program management to ensure that the battery electrolyte under development and in the field meets or exceeds product specification. The individual will lead the development and execution of Quality Assurance elements in support of product development and product commercialization. In addition, the individual will work with the broader technical staff to support battery electrolyte quality control goals, as well as re-evaluate and redefine the battery electrolyte product specification, as required. The individual must be flexible, able to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and able to work as a leader and/or a member of teams and independently. Experience in effectively directing junior team members is expected.
Basic Qualifications PhD-level degree in a field of chemistry
Demonstrated experience in developing quality systems to support bringing new chemical products to market
Firm understanding of processes that enable chemical product quality control
Working knowledge of state-of-the-art analytical chemistry techniques (e.g. ICP, HPLC, GC, UV/vis spectroscopy)
Experience in effectively directing junior team members and communicating with management
Experience working with and validating supplier chemical products, chemical test methodology, and adequacy test facilities
Desired skills PhD-level degree in a field of physical or analytical chemistry Experience (4+ years) in industrial chemical product development and quality control
Experience in working with application engineers to define chemical product specification
Experience in developing processes to validate analytical chemistry methods that support product specification
Experience in developing processes and procedures for validation, verification, and periodic monitoring of chemical products to ensure that it meets customer specification
Experience with collection and analysis of chemistry data for the purposes of understanding the limitations of the chemistry, performing long-term degradation studies, and working to identify improvement opportunities.
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Job Location(s): Cambridge Massachusetts