Chemical Lab Technician

Job Description

  • Proficiency with laboratory software, utilization and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Review laboratory testing methodology and recommend improvements.
  • Oversees the implementation and administration of quality programs within a lab environment; operates under general supervision and receives direction on topics and issues.
  • Recommends programs to ensure quality products and services, such as laboratory or manufacturing operational procedures, working with functional groups to implement quality initiatives or changes, and ensuring overall efficiency.
  • Works with suppliers, customers or internal departments to review material or product specifications, resolve product or operational quality problems, and addresses questions and concerns.
  • Reviews a variety of reports to examine compliance, audit operations, results of documentation, ensure operational efficiency and quality, and demonstrate compliance with internal and external quality standards.
  • Reviews and updates new materials or formulas based on operational and customer problems and suggestions, plant environment, and works with appropriate personnel to approve and implement changes.



  • Accurately perform sample labeling, handling, preservation, processing or preparation, and sample storing.
  • Verify sample and label with the generated work list.
  • Follow established procedures for the collection and the storage of plant samples.
  • Bring to the attention of the Lead Technician or Supervisor problems regarding the resolution and documentation of samples that do not meet the sample acceptance criteria for testing.



  • Responsible for the operation of automated instruments.
  • Responsible for the performance of quality control procedures.
  • Accurately and legibly transcribes quality control and data that has been previously recorded either automatically or manually.
  • Learn new procedures/assignments in a reasonable time frame.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Completes assigned tasks within assigned time frame.
  • Follows work priorities as defined by the Department Supervisor, or Lead Technician.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in a Chemistry related or Material Science field from a four-year college or university with 1 year or more related experience



  • Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a drug test, physical and background investigation
  • Additional requirements:
  • Be dependable and punctual
  • Ability to use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) daily including protective eyewear, natural fiber or fire-retardant clothing and steel-toe or composite-toed shoes
  • Ability to wear respiratory protection periodically
  • Ability to work shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays is required
  • Ability to work in non-temperature-controlled environments (extreme heat & cold)
  • Ability to work in an environment that could include fly ash, coal dust, and chemical fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Available for call-out and overtime is required
  • Ability to work with limited supervision in a team environment
  • Ability to take initiative required to manage projects and address issues
  • Ability to work in extreme noise and vibration
  • Ability to work around moving equipment or objects
  • Ability to perform some physical activities while wearing respirators with filter cartridges or selfcontainedbreathing apparatuses in a power plant environment
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders, bending, reaching, working at different elevations
  • Basic mechanical skills and / or knowledge.

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