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Sr. Scientist I - Chemist (Contract)


    B.S. degree in chemistry, chemical science/engineering, or a related discipline and typically 6-10 years of relevant experience

    Knowledge of scientific principles and practices

    Experience in designing and conducting scientific experiments

    Documented record of accomplishments in the relevant field

    Ability to solve moderate to complex analytical problems and provide solutions that meet technical objectives

    Ability to interpret high-level requirements or problem statements into test plans and procedures.


    Experience with rocket propellants and/or explosives

    Experience designing complicated multivariable experiments, set up and run the experiments, perform detailed statistical analysis of the data and report results

    Experience designing equipment/test apparatus

    Knowledge of process safety management (PSM), Hazard Analysis, process piping code, pressure vessel code, NFPA and AMSE codes for chemical processing facilities

    Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

    Experience with testing of prototypes

    Able to maintain DOT hazmat ground shipper certification

    The ability to pass BATFE background check to obtain explosives manufacturing credentials may be required

    The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

Primary Responsibilities:

    Support various activities for propellant characterization and testing with other tasks as assigned

    Develop equipment and procedures, perform testing and analysis, and assist in sourcing or overseeing testing at suppliers

    Mentor and direct the work of those less experienced in chemical analysis and best practices.

    Strong knowledge and experience in wet chemical analysis and operation of chemical analysis equipment (such as GC, TXRF, ICP-MS, FTIR, automatic titrators, etc.)

    Strong knowledge of analytical chemistry, materials science, chemical processes, and chemical equipment

    Safely work unsupervised in a chemical laboratory with hazardous materials including rocket propellants, explosives, acids, etc.


With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

The Structures Company is a national staffing firm specializing in contract, contract to hire, and direct hire placement opportunities. Our clients rely on us to support their engineering, IT, Production, Maintenance & Repair, and support staff. Our niche recruiting team is one of our biggest strengths and is why we are a top provider of talented professionals to the majority of our clients. They will help you identify the opportunity that best fits your interests while also providing industry-leading customer service. We support the majority of aerospace OEM's and tier 1 suppliers across the United States. The Structures Company LLC is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer (or AA/ EOE)

Job Number: JPC - 5606-5579-11534
Job Location: Madison WI
Per Diem: --
Overtime: --
Start Date: 2023-01-24
Input Date: 11/23/2022
Last Updated: 01/30/2023
Attention: Megan giusti
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000

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