Chemical Technician Job Description

Chemical Technician Job Description

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Chemical technician provides routine support and services to chemical treatment applications for boiler feed water, boiler, cooling and chilled water, gas and oil production and processing applications:.

Chemical Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare samples for routine chemical analysis and make up solutions used in various analytical procedures
Assist in the Investigation of possible modification of prescribed analytical procedures to improve precision and accuracy
Train and develop knowledge of the analytical methods assigned in each area
Routine operation of analytical equipment such as glass stills, condensers, vacuum pumps, chillers, recorders
Work with partners to solve analytical requests and communicate results accordingly
Support the Spectroscopy Team conducting qualitative and quantitative UV-VIS, FTIR, and Raman analyses, other analyses and laboratory activities
Monitoring chemical systems to ensure normal and efficient operation
Responding with timely action to out-of-spec conditions that negatively affect production areas
Advising Department Supervisors and Engineers regarding system inadequacies or situations requiring extensive repairs
Work safely with hazardous chemicals and piping systems, in production clean rooms, confined spaces, and while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Chemical Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Chemical Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, DOT, SCRC, TN, HAZMAT, RCRA, IATA, SCUBA, OSHA, CSCP

Education for Chemical Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the chemical 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, Technical, Science, Chemical Engineering, Education, Biology, Chemical Technology, Engineering, Industrial

Skills for Chemical Technician

Desired skills for chemical technician include:

Proper analytical methods and techniques
How to perform additive injections
Environmental and water chemistries
Analytical
Inorganic
VWR’s products and services helpful
Oil
Chemical treatment methods and operation of water treatment plant
Conversions
Use of the metric system

Desired experience for chemical technician includes:

Must possess good math and observation skills
Must demonstrate proficiency using LIMS applications and established chemistry lab processes
Proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Word desired
Receive customer requests, procure and deliver chemicals from CDC
Follow proper Energy Isolation Procedures
Ordering stock and maintaining equipment and supplies

Chemical Technician Examples

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Chemical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of chemical technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for chemical technician
  • Responsible for processing of incoming food and feed samples for analytical testing in compliance with all applicable standard operating procedures and quality systems care and maintenance of equipment associated with this testing
  • Conduct sampling of water, oil, coal ash, process chemical streams and metal deposits
  • Accurately completing required documentation (e.g., work orders)
  • Complying with Site environmental requirements as mandated by Federal/State laws and our site permits
  • Assisting other trades in addressing production related concerns as required
  • Conduct in-process testing of dental formulations to determine if the batch meets all requirements
  • Based on the test results, determine whether the manufactured batch requires any adjustment
  • Using the inputs’ characteristics and their influence on the test results from the received output, compute the amount of inputs to be increased/reduced to adjust the manufactured batch to arrive at a formulation that will satisfy test parameters
  • Prepare a “lab” batch by blending additional ingredients following the required manufacturing steps
  • Re-test the “lab” batch to check if the adjusted batch meets the product specifications
Qualifications for chemical technician
  • Familiarity with chemical system design, equipment, requirements and applications
  • High level of self motivation with a demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Comfort level working around chemical systems, multiple facilities systems, electrical power systems and hazardous materials
  • Willingness to work various shifts and holidays when required
  • Chemical knowledge- physical properties, potential hazards, compatibility with other chemicals and materials, routine PPE requirements, spill cleanup
  • Production equipment knowledge - communications and plumbing interface between our chemical distribution systems and production equipment, and the equipment’s chemical fill requirements
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Chemical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a chemical technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for chemical technician
  • Calculate the quantities of the required ingredients to adjust the entire batch and communicate the “adjustment” requirements to the production floor
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
  • Performing those functions necessary for the performance of testing such as sample collection and preparation, cleaning of glassware and test equipment, refilling the solvents and solutions, preparation of reagents and materials
  • Responsibility for maintaining sample system, including stand sample release, sample organization, and sample storage and disposal functions
  • Filling work orders for internal customers
  • Responsibility for daily disposal of hazardous waste and for daily refilling of solvents used for testing
  • Responsibility for Chemistry Lab general supply inventory
  • Responsibility for cleanliness and orderliness of sample storage, hazardous materials storage, personal work area and the common-use areas of the lab
  • Carry out routine chemical analysis requests from all areas of the Corporation including our customers
  • Assist the Production Manager/SVC Lead by taking on active roles in maintaining various inventories and organizing the SVC contents
Qualifications for chemical technician
  • Plastic fabrication and welding- Polypro, PVC, PVDF and PFA Teflon
  • Good Mechanical aptitude- use of hand and power tools, maintenance on pumps and mechanical systems, distribution system installation and construction
  • Instrumentation operation and calibration- level, pressure, temperature, flow, weight, specific gravity, pH, conductivity, refractive index, proximity and other transmitters and sensors
  • Using statistical process control methods and or other methods to interpret chemical specifications and laboratory analyses to ensure that all components and chemicals used meet production requirements
  • AAS Degree (or Equivalent)
  • Laboratory and Machine Hall Stewardship
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Chemical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chemical technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for chemical technician
  • Handles unknown and Non Routine FA Issues/Requests from Product lines
  • Ensure adequate training available for support and manage OJT schedule
  • Accurate and timely preparation of chemical mixes for sensor and test card assembly processes
  • Preparation of changeover chemicals, calibration fluid, stock solutions, and emulsions
  • Depending on level and experience
  • Keeping an accurate and legible lab notebook and reporting collated results to Technologists/Engineers
  • Upon occasion, the incumbent may be asked to operate scale-up processing equipment
  • Inspect bottles and any packaging for defects
  • Troubleshoot areas of the bottling line and specific pieces of equipment
  • Witnessing the work permit system, learn about Environmental, Health & Safety systems emergency preparedness
Qualifications for chemical technician
  • Intermediate level knowledge of routine chemical laboratory procedures, equipment, chemical nomenclature
  • Two years or more of prior experience in chemical/pharmaceutical formulation adjustments
  • High School degree (or equivalency) AND proven knowledge (such as successful completion of a college/university course in the discipline(s) listed here) of basic chemistry, including stoichiometry, lab practices, basic thermodynamics
  • Ability to tie results from the received outputs to utilized inputs
  • Must be self-driven and possess strong work ethic
  • Strong knowledge of product preparation, packaging and labeling quality assurance standards
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Chemical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a chemical 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 technician
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • Potentially operate and maintain water treatment plant for production of de-ionized / ultra-pure water and wastewater treatment plant required to maintain Zero Liquid Discharge facility status
  • Ability to support a 24/7 rotating shift schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Operates in accordance with all local, State, and Federal regulations
  • Performs routine scheduled PMs which include the removal of spent baths, spent rinse water baths and the makeup of fresh baths per instructions and rinse baths
  • Changes filters and performs mechanical PMs of the process lines
  • Coordinate with the WWTP for the disposition of spent baths and spent rinse waters for treatment by WWTP or containerization
  • Maintains and cleans all maintenance equipment
  • All other assigned duties as required within the EHS organization
  • Operate and maintain transfilling equipment and laboratory instruments
Qualifications for chemical technician
  • Familiarity with methods, practices and tools used in the service, repair and installation of chemical systems and equipment
  • Must complete Hazardous Communication within 30 days of working in the lab
  • Must complete Hazardous Waste handling training prior to disposing of hazardous waste
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, legible handwriting and good observation skills
  • On the basis of disability
  • Bachelors in Chemistry or a related science is preferred
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Chemical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of chemical technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for chemical technician
  • Conduct laboratory and machine hall studies with direct or limited supervision
  • Write and oversee specialized work permits for maintenance and external contractors
  • Perform lockouts, atmospheric testing, and other specialized tests to ensure work can be performed safely
  • Start-up, operate, and shutdown manufacturing equipment
  • Load and unload chemical raw material tank trailers, drums, totes
  • Patrol manufacturing area to visually inspect/monitor product, process equipment, and plant conditions to ensure safe, efficient operations, and quality product
  • Act as necessary to resolve unsafe/undesirable conditions
  • Package finished pellets into drums or supersacks
  • Operate PLC/HMI and electronic controllers to run the process
  • Perform autonomous maintenance and routine repairs to process equipment
Qualifications for chemical technician
  • Associate’s Degree in Chemical Technology or demonstrated equivalent experience as determined by department management
  • Ability to operate a computer workstation and the related hardware and software
  • Mechanical skills to perform routine maintenance on instruments
  • Ability to work in various types of weather conditions
  • Ability to climb ladders (+100ft), stairways, vessels, towers, and pipe racks, many involving considerable heights
  • Ability to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances

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