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Laboratory Director

Department: Testing, R&D, and Manufacturing

Location: Littleton, CO

U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess or be Able to Obtain: Secret

Travel: Yes

Schedule: Full-time


Description of Business Environment

Peace is often associated with passivity. At Rocky Mountain Scientific Laboratory, we associate peace with strength, courage, and action. We know that enabling peace to prevail is not for the faint of heart, which is why we built our company foundation on the core values of Integrity, Quality, Agility, and Grit. We pride ourselves in providing unequaled services and technologies in the field of applied energetics to our customers. Our experts possess extensive knowledge and capability in energetic materials and military systems enabling them to offer analytical characterization, modeling & simulation, design, system integration, prototyping, test engineering, and proof-of-concept production services covering a wide range of applications. Our strengths lie in our ability and relentless determination to get the job done quickly and affordably.


RMSL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected status. An applicant with a disability or a disabled veteran can request reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our positions.

Specific Job Description

RMSL is a growth company with an outstanding job opportunity for a Laboratory Director. This position will report to the CEO/President. The Laboratory Director will be an integral part of a small cross functional team working on an exciting development project with cutting-edge technology. In this role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for mentorship, proposal writing, planning and executing project deliverables, and winning business. This individual must demonstrate innovation, an understanding of various engineering systems, out-of-the-box thinking and creativity.

Duties Include:

  • Project engineering tasks such as report writing, technical presentations (at customer and public meetings), and technical deliverables tracking

  • Work as a member of RMSL leadership team to design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures

  • Implement best practice scientific and engineering methods

  • Provide technical guidance to engineering staff

  • Establish organizational objectives by developing goals and strategies.

  • Implement policies that promote company culture

  • Managing group leaders and providing them with the resources necessary to complete their job

  • Serve as a mentor to the middle management technical staff

  • Be a leader and role model for other employees at RMSL with regards to productivity, ethics, core values, etc.

  • Implementing corrective action when needed

  • Reporting facility and equipment resource suitability to management team

  • Manage and oversee explosive regulatory requirements

  • Technical expertise in energetic materials, armaments, and weapon systems

  • Work with the CEO/President to identify and implement business development opportunities

  • Work with the CEO/President to develop effective growth strategies and processes

  • Customer relationship development

  • External teaming arrangements

Required Skills

  • Problem solver that can work in a team environment on fast pace projects

  • Exercises creative thinking and innovation

  • Extensive knowledge of project and personnel management

  • Extensive experience writing proposals

  • Subject matter expert in the areas of energetic materials, energetic devices, materials processing, test and measurement, manufacturing, automation

  • Identify, plan and lead the execution of opportunities for operational improvement, including quality control, process documentation, safety, cost savings, staff restructuring, and training

  • Lead the engineering/scientific team leadership to work with the finance team to ensure forecasting and reporting are accurate and up-to-date

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Physical requirements:

    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time; must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.; must have the ability to see near and far and work with a computer monitor on a daily basis

    • Required to bend, sit, stand and lift to perform job effectively

  • Must be able to work overtime as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a BS and/or MS in a related field of study such as Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Physics, or related field

  • Ability to obtain security clearance

  • Ability to obtain CO State Blaster’s Permit

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic, team oriented, and fun environment. Some on-the-job training is provided; compensation and title contingent upon experience. If you are interested in knowing more about this great opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter expressing why this role may be suitable for you along with salary requirements to:  We also invite all applicants to voluntarily fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification Form CC-305. (Follow the links to the right for the necessary forms.)




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