This position is responsible for preparation of NorthStar raw materials for use in our Mo99 production programs. Effort involves set up and testing of a chemical recycling process to convert recovered highly alkaline spent solution. Process to be setup will recover and concentrate stable molybdenum from a liquid form to the solid MoO3 form, or alternative form if found to be more efficient, followed by conversion of the form to Mo metal powder. In addition, this position will have responsibility for establishing and maintaining NorthStar’s chemical and radiological compatibility program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned:
1. Prepare NorthStar target materials for irradiation in either reactor or accelerator.
2. Work with internal and external sources to develop process for NorthStar chemical processes.
3. Design, purchase, install and qualify chemical processes including equipment selection, material selection and process development.
4. Work with NorthStar team to identify materials of construction that are compatible with chemical and radiological materials and establish and maintain database of materials that can be used in manufacturing and by customers.
5. Develop/implement the process to convert recycled solution material bearing metal of interest to be used to prepare target materials.
6. Operate overall metal recovery and recycle operations at plant.
7. Advise management on process improvements.
8. Interact with other production staff to streamline overall production processes.
9. Address and manage safety and quality issues raised by customers or staff in a timely manner.
10. Effectively communicate safety and quality issues raised by customers or staff in a timely manner.
11. Support NorthStar’s Quality System and Health and Safety Program by following procedures and mentoring others.
Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy or a related physical science; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Specific experience with tungsten and molybdenum or similar metals is desired. Strong inorganic chemistry background as related to the job function is necessary. Experience working with hydrogen gas and radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine preferred, but not required.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs, including Word, Excel, and SharePoint.
• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
• Adaptable to change in the work environment
• Ability to be a self-starter, working without routine supervision
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently
Adaptable to change in the work environment
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume to [email protected] with the position title in the subject line.