Ceramic Technician/Engineer

Ceramic Technician/Engineer

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), founded in 1974, has been recognized as a national leader in the specialized fields of radiation detector materials, nuclear instrumentation, and custom detector applications. RMD has a unique corporate culture that incorporates a combination of intellectual excellence, challenging cutting-edge research, as well as diversity, stability and flexibility that combine to create an outstanding working environment. The organization is built around the principle that when the best people in the field are encouraged to merge their entrepreneurial spirit with their knowledge and curiosity, the best work product will emerge. Ultimately, through the pursuit of individual success and achievement, the organization will benefit. To learn more, please check us out at www.RMDinc.com.


RMD’s ceramics group is looking for a highly motivated Ceramic Technician/Engineer with great attention to detail and good lab etiquette. The candidate will work alongside a multidisciplinary team of material scientists, chemists, and physicist to develop novel advanced materials for scintillators, lasers, phosphors, and semiconductors in a fast-paced, dynamic research environment.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment.
  • Synthesis of inorganic nano and submicron powders to produce advanced optical materials.
  • Processing of cutting-edge ceramics.
  • Analysis of samples to ensure successful outcome of research projects.
  • Interaction with vendors to obtain quotes and place orders.
  • Uphold safety procedures, safety checks, and chemical waste management regulations.
  • Participation in group meetings and brain-storming sessions to find solutions to research problems and to develop new ideas.

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of laboratory experience preferred, or associate degree with 3+ years of laboratory experience, or high school degree with 5+ years of laboratory experience.
  • Self-motivated with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in independently handling and maintaining high-temperature furnaces (> 900 °C).
  • Experience in chemical and material syntheses.
  • Experience in powder processing and consolidation techniques, including sintering, pressing (uni-axial, CIP, HIP), and polishing.
  • Motivation to learn new skills and techniques as the field evolves.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Must be US citizen or permanent resident.

RMD is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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