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R & D Engineer 1

Company Name: WORKFORCE plus
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Location: St. Marks, Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2013
Posting Expiry Date: 3/19/2013
Pay Rate: Depends on Experience

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Carries out research and development programs on a new or improved propellants to maintain or increase market share, lower production costs or improve product quality of Ball Powder @ propellant line.

Responsibilities to include the following functions:
-Provides technical assistance to other departments within SMP and for outside customers

-Conducts research and development programs (IRAD, B&P,CRAD, Commercial, and support to Operations). Insuring that the programs are technically accurate, on schedule and on budget and within strict safety guidelines

-Prepares and provides reports and presentations to peers, supervision and outside customers

-Participates in peer teams to maintain or increase market share, lower production costs or improve product quality Of SMP product line.

-Prepares and places work orders (requests) for R&D and QA laboratories and the Pilot Plant

-Observes, assists and directs analytical, process and ballistic experiments

-Prepares data in spreadsheets, analyzes ballistic and chemical data to support scale-up and new process and/or product development

-Conducts propellant thermodynamic and ballistic modeling

-Under supervision from manager, R&D product Development conducts product scale up efforts.

-Prepares all documents associated with product scale up including product designs, product specifications and product acceptance criteria

-Directs the manufacture of small R&D lots and assists in the manufacture of large production lots of propellant from design phase to lot acceptance/production

Amount of Education Required:
-Requires a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent 4-year Technical Bachelor's Degree. Ability to evaluate daily operating, quality and mechanical problems. Successful candidate must be "hands-on" and willing to work in an outside industrial environment. Strong troubleshooting and communications skills at all levels required.

Additional Requirements:
-Sound and effective interpersonal judgment and decision-making skills and consistently utilize teamwork concepts and principles

-BATFE clearance required

-Must have a valid State Drivers License

-Days & Hours are: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm & occasional O/T

If you require assistance or an accommodation for a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please email or call: 727-578-8252. Please note this contact information is for those requesting a reasonable accommodation while applying for a job, because of a covered disability.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) expressly prohibits discrimination or retaliation against an individual who has a disability and/or who requests a reasonable accommodation. GD-OTS is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workforce.

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