Laboratory Technician 1

Clariant Runge, TX
Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442. In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

The Laboratory Technician is a member of the North America Industrial Applications technical team. The position provides project support to senior technical team members or the Technical Manager and acts as an individual contributor on independent and group projects.

Responsibilities:

Project execution

* Works under direct supervision, typically of a senior technical personnel or lab manager.

* Prepares (formulations or samples) and executes testing making adjustments to pre-established guidelines per observations.

* Performs synthesis reactions following pre-established protocols.

Internal and external communication

* Maintains laboratory notebook

* Performs data entry, graph or chart generation

Lab maintenance

* Executes day-to-day tactical duties and tasks to maintain the lab in working order and fully functioning (e.g. calibrations, stocking supplies, chemical inventory, shipping).

Requirements:

* Minimum experience working in laboratory (1-3 years)

* Chemical synthesis and formulation experience required.

Education

BS in chemistry