We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.
This position is responsible for routine testing of in-process material and raw materials. Also, this position provides adjustments on production batches. Good housekeeping duties that result in a safe laboratory and maintenance of lab equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operates, maintains, calibrates, and troubleshoots complex analytical instrumentation.
Able to use written test methodology to set-up and operate new or ancillary instrumentation.
Perform routine analysis to support production and development labs in a timely and reliable manner.
Supports any activity to ensure compliance to the quality management system regulations (e.g. ISO 9001 and EFfCI - GMP) and HSES management system regulations (e.g. RC14001 & PSM).
Interprets analytical data, with the ability to recognize the difference between normal and abnormal results. Makes appropriate recommendations, suggestions for improvement, or takes appropriate corrective actions based on analytical data and sound judgment.
Documents and archives analytical results and related key information in notebooks, documents, and SAP. Provides clear, accurate and concise verbal and written communication.
Provides technical guidance and leadership to others in production or the lab as required.
Effectively completes all tasks with a minimum of supervision.
Conducts Safe Behavior Audits along with additional site safety activities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Participate in HSES activities directed by management/supervision or as indicated in the HSES Annual Site Plan.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school graduate or GED with strong math skills. Associate or Bachelors degree in a laboratory science or at least two years of analytical laboratory experience preferred.
A team player with the ability to cover for analyst on vacation or out due to illness.
Knowledge of a variety of analytical instruments such as viscometers, GC, spectrometers, pH meters, and titrators.
Experience and familiarity with computers (E-mail, word-processing, spreadsheets, analytical instrument control systems, SAP, etc.) Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to manage and organize personal time in order to efficiently perform all required duties.
Sufficient knowledge of chemical properties, understanding of scientific principles, familiarity with potential hazards, and laboratory expertise to be able to perform all laboratory activities in a safe and effective manner.