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Chemical Laboratory Technician

Company: Ascend Performance Materials
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:


This position is responsible for learning and performing routine and non-routine chemical and instrumental analyses. This role will provide analytical support and will be responsible for interpretation of results and providing reports to key stakeholders.


  • Works safely at all times to ensure safety of self and of team members
  • Obtains samples from process area and receives samples in LIMS/Sample Manager
  • Performs accurate analysis following appropriate Standard Test Methods, Special Instructions, or Procedure Briefs, as it may apply, and reports data in timely manner
  • Records data properly in logbooks, clipboard sheets, and/or LIMS/Sample Manager
  • Ensures that all equipment is calibrated and in specification before analyzing samples
  • Follows instrument and equipment check procedures, troubleshoots when needed, and reports any equipment problem as soon as possible
  • Exercising good housekeeping, including replenishing supplies, cleaning bench area, checking and ensure lab ware cleanliness and readiness for use
  • Ensures proper storage or disposal of samples after analysis, as well as proper waste handling


    • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field strongly preferred OR Associate's degree plus 2 - 4 years of experience in analytical chemistry lab
    • 2 - 4 years of relevant experience in analytical chemistry lab including hands-on experience with titration, ICP, GC, TOC, LC is highly desirable
    • Experience in manufacturing environment is preferred


      • Ability to read charts, graphs, Standard Test Methods, Special Instructions, and Procedure Briefs
      • Fundamental understanding of chemistry, ie, chemical names, reactions, chemical equations, periodic table, weighing, pipetting, titrations, etc.
      • Advanced mathematical skills and ability to calculate average, percentages ratio, and metric conversations
      • Basic to moderate knowledge of Microsoft office applications
      • Ability to learn and use LIMS/Sample Manager
      • Demonstrated attention to detail
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • Confidence to suggestions
      • Driven for results with demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute work to meet needs and timelines
      • Demonstrated problem-solving ability
      • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to changing demands


        • Use of fingers to hands
        • Standing for long periods of time
        • Lifting up to 50 pounds
        • Climbing stairs and ladders as may be required

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