Chemistry Lab Technician

Department: Chemistry Lab        Location: Kokomo, IN

Business Purpose:
To provide Production support to the Chemistry Lab. The main emphasis will be on the processing of production and melt samples, but the Technician may work with the Lead Chemist and Director of Laboratory Services on special projects, customer and production support and instrument development as needed. The position will be for midnight shift and will include some weekend coverage (full days or call backs as needed) to meet Production needs.

Role Qualifications: (Required) & (Preferred)

B.S./B.A. in Chemistry, Engineering, Math or Science (P); AS (P;); High School Degree(R).

Experience in a related Manufacturing or Laboratory environment with appropriate degree (P); Will consider a new graduate with appropriate Technical Degree.

Areas of Knowledge:
Chemistry or similar lab experience (P); Related Manufacturing experience (P); Good chemistry techniques (P); Knowledge of metals and metal processing (P).

Excellent computer and communication skills (R); mathematical skills (P); First Aid/CPR/AED (P). The Technician must be a highly motivated person capable of working independently with minimal direction and in a group setting with Chemists, Technicians and Engineers (R).

Global Accountabilities for the Role:
  • Safety & Environmental: Support Corporate safety/environmental/ergonomic policies; Perform every task safely.
  • Quality: Support accreditation work and produce accurate results.
  • Productivity: High volume Laboratory requires very high level of activity and some overtime.
  • Cost/Stewardship: Keep Melt Shops and Production moving without delay.
Specific Accountabilities for the Role:
  1. Produce accurate results in coverage of melting and other production samples.
  2. Assess conformance to established SOP’s, QCI’s and specifications. 
  3. Work independently after initial training to produce and report values accurately and quickly. 
  4. Communicate directly with Melt Shops on product quality. 
  5. Assist in Laboratory accreditations.