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Jr. Chemical Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, United States


Job Description:

Join a team committed to a mission!

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

The Defense Group at Leidos has an opening for a Junior level Chemical Engineer. This individual will provide process and production engineering support to the Propulsion Engineering Branch, DEVCOM Armaments Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities consist of assessing varying processes and methods.

  • The employee will analyze and evaluate phases, subjects, issues, conditions, and/or problems related to production and test & evaluation related assignments; select the appropriate courses of action from many acceptable alternatives; and conduct technical analyses and field work to achieve desired products or services.

  • The employee will exercise versatility, judgment, and perception to identify and interpret diverse factors, situations, and conditions; understand interrelationships among different strategies, standards, and activities; explain and justify determinations, recommendations, and implemented actions; and assess implemented and planned actions for accuracy, feasibility, and/or adequacy in meeting objectives.

  • Personnel interactions may be with installation/plant officials, contractors, architects, technicians and engineers, but are usually with engineers within the branch or in the company of a senior engineer. Purpose of contacts is to obtain, clarify, or exchange information or facts needed to complete an assignment or training objective.

  • Documenting and reporting technical information and data to senior level engineers and other officials from related organizations

  • Work requires regular and recurring out of state travel to project sites, involving considerable walking, stooping, bending and climbing. The work may require working around hot, noisy operating equipment.

  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting, with numerous visits to project sites up to approximately 50% of the time.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field, Chemical Engineering preferred but Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, although other disciplines considered.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and provide insight on mechanical drawings and technical data package.

  • Capable of learning to operate thermochemical code, interior ballistics code, MATLAB, and computer aided drawing tool.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment displaying an adequate level of interpersonal skills.

  • US citizenship is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering

  • Previous experience with the following is a desirable but not necessary: Process Engineering, Industrial Facility Design/Startup, Production Engineering, Chemical Processing, Test and Evaluation

Pay Range:Pay Range $53,300.00 - $82,000.00 - $110,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.