Chemical Lab Technician Job Description

Chemical Lab Technician Job Description

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Chemical lab technician provides staff to work at the onsite chemical location to enable scientists to obtain the required hazardous chemicals they need for their work.

Chemical Lab Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective chemical lab technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included chemical lab technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operate and maintain state-of-the-art equipment and auxiliary systems for R&D materials processing systems
Manage and supervise facilities and system maintenance, and improvements (e.g., upgrades)
Manage lab operations to minimize interruptions
Contribute to material development programs through collaborative engagement with design, manufacturing, and engineering colleagues
Possess an unwavering attention to detail and safety
Expected to handle multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced analytical chemistry laboratory
Carry out routine chemical analysis requests from all areas of the corporation including customers
Collect and report the data from these analyses
Set up, operate and maintain various pieces of test equipment and make minor repairs as required
Prepare samples for routine chemical analysis

Chemical Lab Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Chemical Lab Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the chemical lab technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Associates, Science, Technical, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Chemical Technology, Biology, Education, Mathematics

Skills for Chemical Lab Technician

Desired skills for chemical lab technician include:

Safe handling of chemicals and equipment
Basic principles of organic and inorganic chemistry
Focus on EH&S protocols and cleanliness in the laboratory is desired
French and English
GMP regulations
Hazardous materials
LIMS system
Analytical chemical methodology

Desired experience for chemical lab technician includes:

Comfortable in industrial chemical settings
Willing to work temporary contracts or temp-to-hire hourly contracts
A minimum of a high school diploma required
Ideal candidate will have hands on laboratory experience
Must be willing and able to work 2nd Shift
Ability to wear protective equipment for extended periods such as hard hats, goggles, gloves, ear plugs, safety glasses

Chemical Lab Technician Examples


Chemical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of chemical lab technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for chemical lab technician
  • Properly identify samples and retain or discard these sample according to standard operating procedure
  • Accurately perform analysis of test specimens using carbon/sulfur combustion and nitrogen/oxygen analyzers
  • Perform small scale coating operation
  • Record accurate, current experimental data in databases
  • Characterizing surfactants using techniques/instruments such as surface tension tensiometer, foam analyzer
  • Responsible for housekeeping within assigned area and the cleaning of glassware
  • Technician will work in a product development laboratory
  • Analyze materials utilizing equipment such as the FTIR, SEM, Fluorescence microscopes, DSR
  • These projects will be a mix of new formulation projects for floor cleaners, product-line maintenance projects evaluating the impact of changing raw materials
  • As time and the candidates skill set allows, additional project work will be included that will involve learning to formulate products, perform standard laboratory tests, and conduct field tests in local customer accounts
Qualifications for chemical lab technician
  • Open minded and optimistic
  • Proficiency on a computer, Word & Excel
  • Convey ideas, facts, both verbally and in writing so they can be understood
  • Experience with precious metals or water analysis preferred
  • BS degree strongly desired, although can be waived with prior experience in a paint lab
  • Employee must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment with constantly changing priorities

Chemical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of chemical lab technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for chemical lab technician
  • Identify and anticipate environmental, health, safety concerns / hazards and implement solutions
  • Maintain, clean, and prep laboratory instruments or equipment
  • Provide and maintain a safe work environment by participating in safety programs, committees, or teams and by conducting laboratory or plant safety audits
  • Conduct chemical laboratory tests on various pieces of analytical instrumentations
  • Prep various containers and reagents to support chemist and engineers
  • Prepare chemical solutions for proper labelling and shipping for all regulations
  • Provide support or assistance to HRD Manager
  • Compile results of tests and analyses
  • Develop or conduct programs to maintain quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates, or products
  • Evaluate experimental and other samples through physical properties, color analysis and paper application methods
Qualifications for chemical lab technician
  • They will be taking direction from multiple chemist and will be responsible for managing their own time
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a related Engineering or Scientific discipline OR
  • A High School Diploma with minimum 3+ years of experience
  • Must have at least 2-3+ years of technically related lab experience in a commercial and/or research environment
  • Must have the mechanical aptitude to operate and maintain Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process tools or similar tools
  • Direct experience operating CVD

Chemical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a chemical lab technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for chemical lab technician
  • Performs qualification testing operations efficiency, media migration and maximum particle passed for hydraulic, lube, fuel and air applications
  • Collect and interpret stability data
  • Assist the R&D Pilot Plant Team with equipment setup, sample analytics, process operations, cleaning and organization of tools and equipment, proper disposal of research samples
  • May need to assist in moving and assembling large and heavy equipment
  • May also need to lift and move large containers up to 40 lbs
  • Using knowledge of test equipment (hardware and software) in own area, carries out chemical analysis requests from all areas of the Corporation including our customers with moderate supervision
  • Prepare samples for procedures to improve precision and accuracy
  • Train and become proficient on multiple analytical methods
  • Analyze compounds
  • Use computer to perform all technical and record keeping duties in conformance with company and regulatory procedures and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements
Qualifications for chemical lab technician
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years exp ideal
  • Elementary knowledge of appropriate test equipment related to specific assigned task
  • Applicable knowledge to use instrument hardware and software
  • BS in Chemistry/Material Science/Chemical Engineering or related science field with no experience
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment and procedures

Chemical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a chemical lab technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chemical lab technician
  • Conduct tests, interpret and analyze data, compile results, prepare reports, and present conclusions
  • Conducts standardized physical and chemical tests applicable to a wide range of products and product applications including Hydrocarbon and water sample testing
  • Assist in moving and assembling large and heavy equipment
  • Support engineers/scientists to help meet internal & external customer requirements
  • Perform tire component isolate and prepare samples for chemical analysis
  • Conduct various chemical analysis techniques to effectively use and calibrate instruments, such as chromatography, spectroscopy and wet chemical analysis
  • Promote a safe laboratory work environment through work practices
  • Conduct compound-formula reconstructions
  • Support evaluation of products or technologies by writing test request & summarizing test results
  • Perform technical tests and experiments for process R&D, including the set up and operation of experimental equipment
Qualifications for chemical lab technician
  • Willing to abide by all record-keeping demands
  • Must be able to perform and track prototype stability and compatibility
  • Must have good problem solving, decision making, and organization skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ready to work in shift and specific weekend shift 2x12h
  • College or University level
  • Attainment of qualified/responsible person status under local/international legislative requirements

Chemical Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of chemical lab technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chemical lab technician
  • Maintain an organized laboratory environment
  • Perform, coordinate, analyze, and monitor quality control and product assurance tests, and manage test results to ensure products meet or exceed quality and reliability specifications and standards
  • Input data generated from the test results into the Laboratory Management System
  • Communicate and resolve problems (simple to complex) immediately
  • Other projects could be assigned as needed
  • Will prepare various solutions needed for titrations
  • Prepare finished product samples and paperwork for shipment to outside contract laboratories for testing
  • Receive and record test results for finished product release from commercial laboratories
  • Prepares and analyzes samples
  • Prepares and standardizes reagents
Qualifications for chemical lab technician
  • Local language, English speaking, reading and understanding
  • 4-5 years of tests experiences in QC physical and chemical lab (experience in microbiological lab will add value)
  • Has experience of internal and external inspections
  • Cross-functional working environment
  • Skilful in using office application software (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Outlook)
  • Associate degree (AA) in Chemistry or related scientific field

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