Battelle Memorial Institute Manager (Operations Branch Manager) in Pueblo, Colorado

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Manager (Operations Branch Manager) . This position is in Pueblo, CO.


Battelle is a world leader in science and technology. Battelle’s Chemical Demilitarization Plant Operations (CDPO) Product Line, which specializes in providing world class support to government organizations engaged in chemical defense, chemical demilitarization, and treaty compliance services, is seeking an Operations Branch Manager in the Pueblo Colorado area for full-time, day shift work. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. A full benefits package will be provided. Relocation support is available.


The selected candidate will work at the Pueblo chemical Depot supporting the pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) project. Primary job responsibilities will include:

  • Serves as the supervisor of the Neutralization Operations Branch engaged in the analysis of agent neutralization Hydrolysate and other compounds from the demilitarization facility.

  • Prepares cost, schedule, and resource estimates for task performance.

  • Supervises sample receipt, preparation, chemical analyses and reporting of applicable process samples.

  • Trains and supervises chemists, GC operators, and technicians in laboratory methods; ensure that operators are trained and certified IAW the PCAPP personnel training plan.

  • Executes laboratory preventive maintenance program to ensure safe, consistent and efficient laboratory operations.

  • Ensures that laboratory personnel operate in compliance with applicable State, Army, EPA, CDPHE and OSHA regulations, programmatic guidance and local requirements.

  • Designates trains and ensures personnel respond properly to emergencies and perform tasks, as required by the PCAPP emergency response plan.

  • Establishes policies and objectives, prepares and conducts performance reviews and performs related personnel activities.

  • Serves as the Deputy Laboratory Manager.


  • BS degree in Chemistry or eight (8) years equivalent experience with at least five (5) years of direct applicable experience in analytical chemistry laboratory, or any equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Two (2) years management experience in an analytical laboratory required; preferably chemical agents.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in instrumental methods of analysis including gas chromatographic analysis (IC, ICP-MS, P&T, HPLC), toxic material handling, and wet chemistry and EPA methods (8260, 8270, 9045, 9012, 8081,6020) is required.

Additional selection and retention criteria will include the ability to:

  • Successfully pass medical screen, including the ability to wear a respirator and other PPE, lift up to 50 lbs.--may involve work in close proximity of toxic chemicals.

  • Must be a US Citizen. The applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to be placed in a Public Trust Position. In addition, applicant selected will be subject to qualification in accordance with Army Regulation 50-6, for placement in the U.S. Army Chemical personnel Reliability Program (CPRP).

  • Interact effectively with government and contractor personnel thru written correspondence or verbal communication.

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The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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