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IRflex Corporation offers a challenging career path and exciting work environment where employees are encouraged to leverage their knowledge and experience in ways to benefit both the company and their own individual career development.

IRflex is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

IRflex participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program.  Under this program, IRflex will provide to the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, information from each employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization in United States.

IRflex Corporation seeks highly motivated, intelligent individuals who are dedicated to excellence, enjoy working in their chosen profession, and who bring a positive attitude to the workplace.

If you like a fast-paced, high-performance work environment, then you are welcome to read on for current opportunities.

Due to the nature that some of our work are in the government contract research area, in most of the case, US Citizenship or permanent resident status is a firm requirement.

Position : Material Scientist

Immediate Superior: Senior Material Scientist (subject to change on notice of the company)

Summary: As the Materials Scientist, you will have the ability to understand and follow procedures in your section: chalcogenide glass purification and fabrication.  This is a Professional Exempt salary position that can only be performed by working in the facility.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Participate in the acquisition, installation and operation of high-tech equipment in your section.
  • Collecting and analyzing data based on established procedures.
  • Perform routine production work with the available equipment in your section according to established standards and procedures to meet the desired specifications.
  • Collaborate to improve production processes and optimize the performance of equipment in your section.
  • Proceed with the requisition of equipment, consumables and spare parts to ensure adequate supply and an efficient inventory in your section.
  • Handle corrosive and hazardous materials under standard safety and health procedures.
  • Supervise chemical waste removal.
  • Complete all reports and documents to ensure production control and production monitoring according to established procedures.
  • Maintain normal and preventive maintenance of all equipment and tools used in your section.
  • Ensure calibration of equipment and other apparatus used in your section.

 

The list of tasks and responsibilities listed above is summarized and not limitative.  This is not a complete and detailed list of tasks and responsibilities that may be performed by the incumbent.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Bachelor or M.Sc. in glass ceramics, materials science
  • Knowledge of Mid-IR glass (chalcogenide) development and production
  • Working knowledge of laboratory equipment including vacuum pump, thermocouple, pressure gauge, temperature controller, oven/furnace, fume hood, DI water system, gas handling system.
  • Fine motor skills (manual dexterity) to handle and clean fragile and complex glassware.
  • Able to move up to 50lbs
  • Experience working with a variety of computer software applications, such as MS Office, NI LabView, 3D CAD, etc.
  • Training in safety and health management (chemical waste, OSHA). Use of solvents and acids.
  • Confidence, and willingness to voice opinions in a constructive manner
  • Ability to motivate and manage people
  • Strong team player but also able to work in a self-directed manner.

Due to the nature of our work in the government contract research area, U.S Citizenship or permanent resident status is a firm requirement.

 

IRflex is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply
Send your resume to:
IRflex Corporation
300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway
Danville, VA 24540
USA

Email: hr@irflex.com

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