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Medical Lab Technician

Requisition ID:  248528

Requisition Posting End Date: 02/03/2022

Project Overview:

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is the systems contractor selected by the Department of Defense’s Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program to design, build, systemize, test, operate, and close a facility to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of mustard and nerve agent in projectiles and rockets. Neutralization followed by supercritical water oxidation is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the nerve agent, while the Explosive Destruction Technology will be used to destroy the mustard in the Blue Grass chemical weapons stockpile.


Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.


Position Summary:

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) is looking for a Laboratory Technologist/Technician at the Richmond, KY site location. This position will report to the Medical Director at the BGCAPP project and received general supervision from the Lab Director. This position independently performs reoccurring and high-volume tests without on-site supervision; therefore, work is not subject to immediate review. However, all work is subject to ultimate review. Incumbent recognizes and solves problems, referring to the Lab Director where appropriate. The incumbent will exercise a high degree of judgment in order to recognize abnormalities in results and procedures while identifying direct causes of problems and be able to take corrective action.


This BGAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires BGCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working.


This is a long-term assignment with a 4-10s schedule. The work hours are from 6:00 am – 4:30 pm. This position may require additional overtime hours as deemed necessary or as operations dictate. BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule. This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends or holidays.


Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees and has responsibility for BGCAPP medical clinic laboratory and procedures during systemization, operations, and closure.
  • Ensure laboratory equipment readiness.
  • Responsible for scheduling, venipuncture, and performing Red Blood Cell (RBC) Acetylcholinesterase (ChE) determinations.
  • All RBC ChE’s must be performed IAW regulations and SOP’s as determined by the Army Public Health Center (Provisional) Cholinesterase Reference Laboratory.
  • Participates in quality assurance program by sending sample tests and results to the Cholinesterase Reference Laboratory for statistical evaluation.
  • Maintains SF 512 graphs and reports significant changes to MD.
  • Calibrates, maintains and repairs the instruments and equipment required to perform tests.
  • Prepares samples for shipment IAW Federal and OSHA guidelines.
  • Prepares solution reagents, mixing, heating, calibrating analytical balance, etc.
  • Performs operator preventive maintenance of all laboratory equipment.
  • Operates the computer system to input results of the patient tests, performs verifications, etc. 
  • Collects and tabulates workload statistical data and completes required reports.
  • Performs quality control measures and procedures as assigned within predetermined parameters and IAW established guidelines.
  • Orders supplies for the laboratory.
  • Prepares all required SOP’s for each lab procedure.
  • Participates in medical CQI activities.
  • Maintains the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) manual for the laboratory.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BA Degree and 1 year of professional work experience or in lieu of a degree 7 years of relevant work experience.
  • Possess current certification as a Laboratory Technologist or Technician and maintains certification throughout employment.
  • Six (6) or more years of experience as a Laboratory Technologist or Technician.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety). *


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently certified to conduct RBC-ChE testing.
  • Prefer candidate have nine (9) plus years’ experience as a Laboratory Technologist or Technician.
  • Has completed Toxic Chemical Training for Medical Support Personnel Course.
  • Working knowledge of Surety program.
  • Experience in writing site policy and procedures.

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