Energy Research Technician

Assist in RDT&E efforts in Airbase Energy & Utilities at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL. Design, build, and test expeditionary energy technologies. Requires technical skills and US citizenship.

Panama City, FL, United States  UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   2 months ago

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Battelle’s National Security Business Line is seeking a Senior Technician to assist the technical team in Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) efforts in Airbase Energy & Utilities. This position supports the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and is located on-site at Tyndall Air Force Base, near Panama City, FL.

The successful candidate will support efforts in existing and emerging technical areas related to U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering requirements, specifically related to expeditionary energy technologies. Active areas of research include, but are not limited to: Expeditionary Shelters Technologies, Renewable Energy, Expeditionary electrical/power production (including power load management) and Energy Storage Technologies. Emphasis for this role will be on test article design and build, data acquisition, data manipulation, automation tasks involving Excel and VBA, and modelling of physical processes.


  • Demonstrates the ability to perform assignments that may not be standardized in nature. Exhibits technical knowledge to perform moderately complex assignments. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding behind application by beginning to troubleshoot and interpret results. Conducts specified non-routine analysis of data and prepares data for written reports. Uses established outlines for documenting results for inclusion in technical reports.
  • Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in assessing problems and making recommendations.
  • Provides input to Project Manager on time and staff resources. Trains and guides less experienced staff on specific tasks.
  • Performs non-routine analysis to verify the accuracy, applicability and reasonableness of project work. May assist in the technical planning and has some discretion when making judgments and completing tasks. Is encouraged to make recommendations such as estimating time requirements for the completion of tasks and/or providing solutions to technical problems.
  • Works under general supervision and instruction of more experienced staff. Reports observations/problems clearly and concisely, recognizing and highlighting specific deviations.
  • Construction and assembly of various experimental systems, including data acquisition systems and instrument/equipment control, wiring of various laboratory-scale devices and measurement apparatus.
  • Assist in the design, drafting, planning, preparation, and execution of energy and utility experiments
  • Participate in field testing

Key Qualifications

  • Associate degree in related field; 3 years of applicable experience; or an equivalent combination of education and or experience in a related field. May be expected to pursue various certifications or continuing educational units, as needed.
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel including pivot tables and charting
  • Intermediate knowledge of VBA (preferred), MATLAB, or other development environments
  • Basic knowledge of statistics
  • Good knowledge of 3D drafting such as AutoCad or SketchUp
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills including MS Windows and Office
  • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical principles is desirable
  • Working knowledge of laboratory materials testing and standards is also desirable
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Candidate must be a US citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life
We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.

  • Balance life through a compressed work schedule: Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off—giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.
  • Take time to recharge: You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.
  • Prioritize wellness: Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.
  • Better together: Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.
  • Build your financial future: Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.
  • Advance your education: Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.
  • Flexible work arrangements: You have options for where you work and when you work.

A Work Environment Where You Succeed
For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects
  • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery
  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment
  • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders
  • Give back to and improve our communities

Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide 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 or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military 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.

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.

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About the role

Mar 12, 2024

Full Time


Sep 06, 2024


Panama City, FL, United States



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