This position is located in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Quality Directorate, Office of Quality Operations (OCQ) at the DC Currency Facility (DCF) and Fort Worth Facility (WCF). The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s mission is to develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. This is an interdisciplinary position that involves knowledge characteristic of two professional series and academic disciplines.Learn more about this agency
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 . If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
-Conduct routine to complex analyses that require exercising independent judgment; engages in independent or team efforts or scientific investigations to confirm test results or resolve any problems associated with BEP products and raw materials; informs peers, CORs, Quality personnel, production personnel and supervisor of nonconforming results.
-Substantially modify and adapt standard methods of analyses and physical tests to improve quality assurance testing of papers, inks, special printing substrates, and other production materials.
-Evaluate and interpret analytical data, prepares reports which include analytical procedures, conditions, and results; checks instruments for calibration status; and, if required, verify laboratory test equipment to specified standards per BEP Work instructions (WI), standard industry test methods (i.e. ASTM, TAPPI, etc.), follow all Environmental Health and Safety, security and accountability procedures.
-Operate a full range of laboratory equipment, which includes chemical, physical, and optical test equipment, such as titrators, density meters, crumple testers, abrasion testers, UV/IR lamps, image capture/analysis systems, micrometers, fold testers, tear testers, spectrometers, gas chromatographs, microscopes and universal mechanical testing systems; reviews testing methods and submit changes when necessary; coordinates, trains and assists lower level scientists, chemists and technicians in the use of laboratory equipment; develops test plans and conducts special investigations.
Occasional travel - Approximately 1 night per month
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